The Echo

Jungle @ The Echo - 3/17/2014

First LA appearance for this awesome funk and soul filled band out of the UK.  When I first heard Jungle's debut EP "The Heat" about 6 or so months ago I wasn't even sure if this was an actual band.  It sort of had that sound like it could have been produced in someone's bedroom on an MPC, full of samples or self recorded instrumentation.  Adding to the mystery is the lack of information about the band or people behind it out on the interwebs, not to mention the cover of the EP being two black men lounging back on a couch decked out in full matching Adidas jumpsuits so you can only really assume that this must be the band.  What's the point of all this?  I'm not really sure, and honestly I don't really care.

To my pleasant surprise and delight, they ended up being a full 5-piece band with the two main front-men (worth mentioning that they are white) as well as the back-up vocalist that you hear in the recordings, live and in person.  This show is definitely near the top of the list so far this year.  Amazing performance, can't wait to see them again and to hear a full length from this band.

James Supercave @ The Echo - 3/17/2014

Check these guys out of you get a chance.  This Los Angeles band has a bit of soul, a bit of rock-n-roll, a bit of pop all in just the right amounts.

They recently released their debut EP called "The Afternoon" and you can listen to it in its entirety over on their Bandcamp.

These photos are from they second Monday of their residency at the Echo last month and although these shows are normally free, this night was special and they stepped aside to allow the UK's Jungle to jump into the spotlight for their LA debut.  Peep them on the next post.