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Jungle Biography

Jungle is a British electronic music project founded in 2013 by producers, Josh Lloyd-Watson and Tom McFarland.Background Jungle was founded by Josh Lloyd-Watson and Tom McFarland. The pair had been friends since they were nine years old, where they lived next door to each other in Shepherds Bush, London. They both attended Latymer Upper School, a fee-charging private school in Hammersmith. They went on to form Jungle at the beginning of 2013, choosing to put an aesthetic emphasis on the music's surrounding artwork and videos, and not on the pairs' own identity, (Lloyd-Watson and McFarland) came to be known as J and T). Throughout the following year Jungle developed its nature as a colle...
Jungle is a British electronic music project founded in 2013 by producers, Josh Lloyd-Watson and Tom McFarland.

Background

Jungle was founded by Josh Lloyd-Watson and Tom McFarland. The pair had been friends since they were nine years old, where they lived next door to each other in Shepherds Bush, London. They both attended Latymer Upper School, a fee-charging private school in Hammersmith. They went on to form Jungle at the beginning of 2013, choosing to put an aesthetic emphasis on the music's surrounding artwork and videos, and not on the pairs' own identity, (Lloyd-Watson and McFarland) came to be known as J and T). Throughout the following year Jungle developed its nature as a collective by working with different artists across diverse disciplines. To perform the music live, Jungle expanded to a seven-piece band, fronted by J and T. The pair wished to challenge themselves, resisting the temptation to simply re-produce their music from their laptops, and instead translated their songs into a full and organic live experience. J and T have explained that Jungle stemmed from a desire for ‘honesty… true connection and friendship. It's about being in a collective and collective energy… [a] team spirit.’

Musical career

2013–2018: Jungle

Jungle performing at the South by Southwest Festival in 2014

Jungle released their single "The Heat" on 21 October 2013 through Chess Club Records. In December 2013, Jungle were nominated for BBC's Sound of 2014 prize. That year, the group played at South by Southwest in Texas in March 2014. On 16 June 2014, the band played on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and played Glastonbury Festival later that month.

Their debut album Jungle was released through XL Recordings on 14 July 2014. To celebrate the release, the band played a special launch party on a Peckham rooftop. The show was filmed using drones. During launch week the band played live sessions on BBC Radio 1, 2 and 6 Music.

During August 2014, the band played Reading and Leeds Festivals. During September 2014, Jungle played live on Le Grand Journal (Canal+), played with Pharrell Williams at London's Roundhouse for the iTunes Festival, and played live on Later... with Jools Holland.

The album "Jungle" was shortlisted for the 2014 Mercury Prize in September 2014. "Busy Earnin'" was also voted in at Number 67 in the 2014 Triple J Hottest 100 Countdown in Australia.[citation needed]

In early 2015, it was announced that the band would perform at the Boston Calling Music Festival in May 2015. On 26 June 2015, Jungle played on the Other Stage at the 2015 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. On 9 December 2017, they performed as part of the line up of Trópico, a 3-day-long music festival in Acapulco, Mexico.

Use of songs in media

Their song "Busy Earnin'" has been featured in many television shows and other media. It is present in the playlists of FIFA 15 and Forza Horizon 2 and was featured in TV productions several times, e.g. in the opening sequence and credits for the Tales from the Borderlands episode "Zer0 Sum", as a background music in a bar in Season 2 Episode 6 of Brooklyn Nine-Nine as well as in a club scene in German television series Tatort (episode 916: "Der Wüstensohn"). Since the end of 2014, "Busy Earnin'" has been the title song of the German TV show Mein bester Feind. It was also featured in season 2, episode 10 of American sitcom "Superstore".

2018–2019: For Ever

Jungle performing at the Glastonbury Festival in 2019

On 8 May 2018, Jungle released two new singles, "House in L.A." and "Happy Man," on a 7-inch record, and on multiple digital music platforms.

On 22 September 2018, the band played their single "Heavy, California" on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and, on 11 December 2018, the band played their single "Smile" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Use of songs in media

On 13 September 2018, their single "Heavy, California" was used to open the Apple September event. In December 2018, the band's single Platoon was used for the Peloton Digital Commercial. Their single "Beat 54" was featured in football video game by EA Sports, FIFA 19. Recently during the summer of 2019, Jungle's song, "The Heat", was played in Starbucks Nitro Cold Brew TV Commercial, 'Whoa Nitro' Starbucks.[citation needed] Their single "Happy Man" was also featured in a commercial by phone network O2 in 2019. It was also featured in the first season of Spanish Netflix series Elite.

In April 2017 their track "Busy Earnin'" was used for the Toyota Yaris Hybrid TV advert.

2021–present: Loving in Stereo

On 16 March 2021, Jungle premiered a trailer for "Loving in Stereo" featuring a vignette of the dancers regularly associated with the collective from previous videos, performing in some sort of abandoned compound or prison. As of the date of the trailer's release, it was initially unclear whether the title was in reference to their next album or just a single.

It was not until 22 March 2021 that Loving in Stereo was confirmed as the title of their third studio album, by way of the announcement of the album's first single, "Keep Moving" which premiered via Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1's Hottest Record on 23 March 2021.

Members

Jungle

  • Josh Lloyd-Watson – lead vocals, guitar, bass, piano, keyboards, synthesizers, sampler (2013–present)
  • Tom McFarland – lead vocals, bass, keyboards, synths, samplers, (2013–present)

Touring
Current

  • George Day – drums, samplers (2015–present)
  • Jordan "PHANTOMjjjjj" Hadfield – bass (2021-present)
  • Geo Jordan – percussion, guitar, keyboards, backing vocals (2021-present)
  • Lydia Kitto – keyboards, backing vocals (2021-present)
  • Andreya Triana – backing vocals (2021-present)

Former

  • Andro Cowperthwaite – backing vocals (2015–2018; 2019–2021)
  • Fraser MacColl – guitar, bass, backing vocals (2015–2021)
  • Rudi Salmon – backing vocals (2015–2021)
  • Dominic Whalley – percussion, synthesizers, backing vocals (2015-2021)
  • Nat Zangi – backing vocals (2018–2019)

Music videos

Year Title Director
2013 "Platoon" Josh Lloyd-Watson &
Oliver Hadlee Pearch
"The Heat"
2014 "Busy Earnin'"
"Time"
2015 "Julia"
2018 "House in LA" JFC Worldwide
"Happy Man"
"Heavy, California"
"Cherry"
2019 "Casio"
"Smile"
2021 "Keep Moving" Josh Lloyd-Watson &
Charlie Di Placido
"Talk About It"
"Romeo"
"Truth"
"All Of The Time"
"Lifting You // Bonnie Hill"



Source : Wikipedia
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Jungle Discography

  • 2013SinglePlatoon / Drops
  • 2013SingleThe Heat / Lucky I Got What I Want
  • 2014SingleBusy Earnin'
  • 2014AlbumJungle
  • 2018SingleBeat 54 (All Good Now)
  • 2018SingleBeat 54 (Krystal Klear 12" Mix)
  • 2018SingleCherry
  • 2018AlbumFor Ever
  • 2018SingleHappy Man
  • 2018SingleHeavy, California
  • 2018SingleHouse In LA
  • 2019AlbumBack to Mine: Jungle (DJ Mix)
  • 2019SingleHeavy, California (Gerd Janson MPC Translation)
  • 2020SingleCome Back a Different Day (Back to Mine Exclusive)
  • 2021SingleDon't Be Afraid (feat. Jungle)
  • 2021AlbumLoving In Stereo
  • 2021AlbumSunshine Stereo (DJ Mix)
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