It’s been a big twelve months for Brisbane’s premiere indie rockers The Jungle Giants. Coming off their massive national tour in July, the group ended up having a bit of time out with side projects (drummer Keelan with a café, and the super group Confidence Man), only to begin (and we assume finish) recording their forthcoming album.
As their previous Speakerzoid is about to reach its two-year anniversary, the four-piece have now unveiled their new sound with Feel The Way I Do.
Known for their gritty guitar riffs and irresistible melodies, this latest tune builds upon this with an undoubtedly fresh sound. A change of pace, it’s more electro-pop than indie rock, almost sounding like a love child between early Metronomy and Franz Ferdinand grooves.
Driven by a range of tangy synth stabs and piano chimes, there’s certainly strong funk and disco influences throughout, accented by bright guitar riffs and a signature grooving bassline. It’s oddly nostalgic, and lead singer Sam Hales is certainly taking a smoother and cleaner approach with his delivery. While it may surprise some fans of their heretofore jangly indie rock, we’re personally in love with this funk flavour.
Luckily for those of a like mind, the track comes along with the announcement of an album, due for release mid-2017, and of course their addition to this year’s Groovin The Moo festival (album teasers perhaps?).
Have a listen to the track and check out the tour dates below.
‘Groovin The Moo’ Festival Dates:
Friday, 28th April | Adelaide Showground, Wayville SA
Saturday, 29th April | Maitland Showground, Maitland, NSW
Sunday, 30th April | Murray Sports Complex – Townsville Cricket Grounds, QLD
Saturday, 6th May | Bendigo’s Price of Wales Showground, Bendigo, VIC
Sunday, 7th May 2017 | University of Canberra, Bruce, ACT
Saturday, 13th May 2017 | Hay Park, Bunbury, WA
Get Tickets HERE