NME’s new band of the week are Jungle. In this week’s new-look NME Matt Wilkinson speaks to the duo about sacking their team, secrecy and going viral. In the meantime check out the videos for ‘Platoon’ and ‘Heat’ below and crib up on their essentials.
In Brief: One of the most exciting – yet unknown – bands to emerge from Britain in 2013, Jungle’s video for Platoon has now topped 600,000 views on Vimeo. Their short for new single The Heat is just as cool, and I expect it to do similar numbers. Nobody knows anything about the band, but they’ve given us a rare interview in the mag this week lifting the lid somewhat on the eve of their debut UK tour.
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Buy It: ‘The Heat’ is out on October 21 through Chess Club Records
See Them Live: Their debut tour takes in Manchester (The Roadhouse, October 10), Brighton (Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, 17), Leeds (Belgrave Music Hall, 24) and Sheffield (The Harley, 30)
Believe It Or Not: Despite being really secretive so far, the band promise they aren’t fussed about people seeing who they are at their gigs, with production man ‘T’ saying: “You’ll probably be able see our faces, but there are bigger things to look at. You don’t wanna look at our ugly mugs anyway!”