Sasquatch Performer Spotlight: Jungle
Jungle at Sasquatch! Set time: Friday, 4:45pm, Sasquatch Stage / Signing at Easy Street booth: 7:15pm
"Jungle are based around a core musical duo of lifelong friends known simply as ‘J’ and ‘T’, who expand to a thrilling seven piece live, and make mesmeric, kaleidoscopic modern soul that’s unmistakably born in the UK but has true global appeal. There is no blueprint to Jungle’s irresistible, life-enhancing, report-to-the-dancefloor sound but there are many ingredients. It’s P-Funk and Grand Theft Auto, it’s Curtis Mayfield and Tron, it’s the Beach Boys and Joy Division and Marvin Gaye and Can, all cut up and refracted in a London neighbourhood where anything can happen. Those with long memories might detect a resurrection of A Certain Ratio or Chakk’s fractured funk here. But for most of Jungle’s growing and increasingly fanatical crowd it’s not about the history. It’s about a remedy for overstuffed pop and bloated stadium house and dull social realist rock. It’s about getting back to the groove." Jungle's self-titled debut was released last summer on XL.
Jungle will be signing at the Easy Street booth Friday at 7:15pm, following their 4:45pm set on the Sasquatch stage.