Valley Fiesta 2011. First time I saw The Jungle Giants live.
I was living in Queensland working with Brisbane Festival, when one of my Spiegeltent colleagues raved about this young band of awesome local-Brisbane musos that I just had to check out. That band was The Jungle Giants and their wicked catchy tunes swiftly reached high-rotation on my iPhone. Just a few weeks later I was project managing Valley Fiesta for Strut N Fret when they hit the Brunswick St Main Stage & wow.. do they crank!
Flash forward to Splendour last year & I was fortunate enough to hang out with the band whilst camping/drinking buddies with Andy (The Belligerents) & his crew; such friendly, down-to-earth peeps with mad skills who obviously love what they do, so when I heard The Jungle Giants were down in Melbourne last weekend, I just had to be there & get one of our shooters along.
With amazing live energy and performance/stagecraft, The Jungle Giants blew away the sold-out Corner Hotel and left me wanting to know just one thing.. Do they feed you Skittles & Red Bull before each show, Andrew? 😀
The Jungle Giants are currently on their ‘I Am What You Want Me To Be’ single tour with 2 more shows this weekend in Brisbane (Friday 12th July – Oh Hello!) and Sydney (Saturday 13th July – The Standard).
Crank this shit loud, check out our pics from The Corner Hotel below & get your ass down to a show.. you will not be disappointed!
Brisbane (Friday 12th July – Oh Hello!)
With The Belligerents, Young Men Dead
Sydney (Saturday 13th July – The Standard).
With Bloods, Bec And Ben
Hot & Delicious images shot live at The Corner Hotel (Melbourne) by Dan Soderstrom
For more of Dan Soderstrom’s amazing images head to Söderstream
Hit The Jungle Giants up on thejunglegiants.com
Splendour In The Grass announce killer 2013 line-up with a kick-ass vid!
Presented by Village Sounds and Secret Service, Splendour In The Grass 2013 is:
Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean, The National, TV on the Radio, Empire of the Sun, Of Monsters & Men, Klaxons, Bernard Fanning, The Presets, Babyshambles, Flume, Passion Pit, Architecture in Helsinki, Birds of Tokyo, James Blake, Matt Corby, Drapht, Laura Marling, Flight Facilities, Polyphonic Spree (Performing Rocky Horror Picture Show), Boy & Bear, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Cold War Kids, The Rubens, Sarah Blasko, Darwin Deez, You Am I (Performing Sound As Ever & Hi-Fi Way), Hermitude, Haim, Airbourne, The Drones, Ms Mr, Gurrumul, Everything Everything, Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes, Cloud Control,
Portugal. The Man, Daughter, Something For Kate, Wavves, Chet Faker, Snakadaktal, Robert Delong,
Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Whitley, Fidlar, Jake Bugg, The Bamboos, Surfer Blood, Deap Vally,
Palma Violets, Alpine, Little Green Cars, Vance Joy, Jagwar Ma, Villagers, Violent Soho, Dune Rats,
PVT, The Jungle Giants, Cub Scouts, Art Of Sleeping, The Growl, Twinsy, The Chemist, Songs, Mitzi,
Alison Wonderland, Yolanda Be Cool, What So Not, Xaphoon Jones, D-Cup, Otologic, Peking Duk
Tyler Touche, Bad Ezzy.
Splendour 2013 has a new home at North Byron Parklands (about 20 minutes from Byron Bay township) and can’t wait to hit the New South Wales north coast for another amazing festival!
Splendour In The Grass 2013
Friday July 26th to Sunday July 28th
Tickets go on-sale Thursday May 2nd