BBC Sound of 2014:

"One of the most intriguing and fresh sounding bands out there" - Huw Stephens

Masters of mystery, Jungle have been building up a fanbase without ever revealing their names or faces. All we know is that the group comprises of T and J – who grew up as neighbours in West London. They claim that they got into music “like any 11 or 12 year old does - from having a guitar lying round”, but their slippery, tribal funk sounds more like it was inspired by the seedy nightlife of 1970s New York.

Both of their singles have gone viral thanks to attention-grabbing, share-friendly videos. Platoon stars B-Girl Terra, a six year old break-dancer, while The Heat showcases some jaw-dropping roller skate routines. The enigmatic duo plan on releasing an album in 2014, but want to wait until they’re happy with the music, rather than working towards a deadline. They say their work is “built on friendship and enjoying the creative process”.

Jungle’s self-titled album isn’t due out until July 15 (on XL Recordings), but you can catch them live at the Fine Line on Friday, June 13 to hear their summer-ready bangers before anyone else. Jungle’s touring band stopped by KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic last Friday, so check out video from their studio session to get a sense of what their Fine Line performance will look like:

89.3 The Current presents
Fine Line
Friday, June 13, 2014
with Beat Connection
$15 | 8pm door | 18+