NEW - Jungle Giants, Learn to Exist LP
Local Brisbane Band
The Jungle Giants may seem like the new kids on the block, but the Brisbane indie popsters have been quietly making a name for themselves over the last few years, all working towards this – their debut LP, Learn To Exist. The quartet have been delivering polished, guitar-driven tunes since their debut self-titled EP in 2011, and then with its follow-up in 2012. They’ve been playing high-profile festivals like this year’s Splendour In The Grass, winning the 2011 Billy Thorpe scholarship for songwriting and earning their high rotation on triple j with singles like She’s A Riot.
As Learn To Exist opens, with Come And Be Alone With Me, it’s clear that the outfit is going to deliver the indie pop gems what we’ve come to expect, while posing an important question – what can these guys give us that’s different from their Aussie contemporaries?
Don’t get me wrong – The Jungle Giants are doing what they do very well. As we roll into the second track on the album, current single I Am What You Want Me To Be, it’s evident that this is a quality production, with the melodic, high-energy track hinting at The Strokes, playing at Interpol‘s sweet little brother, full of youth and energy and a dash of dirty rock ‘n’ roll. But it is a little brother just the same – Learn To Exist isn’t really breaking new ground…yet.
Written by Sarah Bella @musicfeeds