Hot on the heels of releasing indie/dance single Treat You Right, The Jungle Giants have revealed that their highly anticipated fourth studio album ‘Love Signs’ will be released on Friday 23 July 2021.
Featuring their trademark alternative dance-pop hooks that veer from dissonant to euphoric, the album will be on full display when the band take it around the country for a nationwide tour in September. Joining the band on the road will be special guests the Bag Raiders who will be bringing a DJ set designed to get the party started early.
Fans who register for presale from today will have first dibs on the tickets. By purchasing presale tickets from Friday 28 May, they will also have the chance to win a limo ride with The Jungle Giants and have an exclusive listening party of the new album, ‘Love Signs’. The winner will get to bring a friend and The Jungle Giants will bring the bangers.
General on-sale will start on Tuesday 1 June 2021. Register for presale here
The Jungle Giants will appear in an upcoming June episode of ABC TV’s The Set, performing their hits and a one-of-a-kind collaboration with Sycco and Patience Hodgson of The Grates.
‘Love Signs’ was written and produced solely by Sam Hales and features previous singles Treat You Right, Heavy Hearted, Sending Me Ur Loving, and In Her Eyes.
After completing a world tour in early 2020, The Jungle Giants returned to Australia at the same time the pandemic hit, forcing everyone into strict lockdown. For Hales, the timing couldn’t have been better, providing the push he needed to properly go it alone creatively.
“It’s been a really good process, really self-affirming,” Hales says of making ‘Love Signs’. “When you trust in your ability, and you trust in your heart, and just be really honest, that’s the best feeling in the world. The album is about all those little messages we send each other, the love signs.”
Being locked away in the studio by himself for weeks on end proved taxing, but also fortuitous, both personally and professionally. It forced Hales to take creative risks, like channelling Timbaland and Ashanti in his ‘90s production style and vocal falsettos.
Not only was making this album “really self-affirming” for Hales, it’s also shaping up to be The Jungle Giants’ most successful. First single Heavy Hearted went ARIA-certified Platinum and won the fiercely competitive Queensland Music Awards “2020 Song of the Year”. Follow-up Sending Me Ur Loving was praised by KCRW for its “exquisite hooks and pristine production”, while “groove-heavy” third single In Her Eye was lauded by NME. All three singles have also placed in Triple J’s Hottest 100, with both Heavy Hearted and Sending Me Ur Loving placing 8th in consecutive years; making a total of seven consecutive songs that have made the list.
Not that these are The Jungle Giants’ first accolades— their third album ‘Quiet Ferocity’ peaked at #11 on the ARIA charts and won AIR Awards’ “Best Independent Album or EP” and Queensland Music Awards’ “Album of the Year.” Previous singles Feel The Way I Do and Used To Be In Love certified Platinum, with Bad Dream and On Your Way Down certified Gold.
THE JUNGLE GIANTS ‘LOVE SIGNS’ TOUR
24 – 27 May – Tour pre-sale registration opens
9am 28 May – Tour pre-sale opens
11.59pm 31 May – Tour pre-sale closes
9am 1 June – General on sale
Fri 3 Sept – The Goods Shed, Hobart
Sat 4 Sept – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne (lic/aa)
Fri 10 Sept – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide (lic/aa)
Sat 11 Sept – Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle
Sat 18 Sept – Riverstage, Brisbane (lic/aa)
Fri 24 Sept – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (lic/aa)
‘LOVE SIGNS’ ALBUM OUT 23 JULY
PRE SAVE HERE
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