Out on Friday August 7, the new full-length from The Jungle Giants and the follow up to 2013’s Learn To Exist, is titled Speakerzoid.
“What’s a Speakerzoid?” I hear you ask.
It’s the result of misheard song lyrics courtesy of a friend of the band while they were enjoying the opening strains of Sonic Youth’s Teenage Riot. The band loved the made up word; it summed up the listening experience of the album so much it became the album title.
Recorded towards the close of 2014 inside a temporary studio set up near the NSW/QLD border with friend and producer Magoo, Speakerzoid is an inventive, accomplished and ebullient record. No longer a band of talented Brisbane teenagers, The Jungle Giants have grown into a group of experienced, formidable and creative musicians filled with the sense of irrepressible vitality that has served them so well to date.
The Jungle Giants will take to the road this September and October to celebrate the album’s release. The Speakerzoid Tour will see The Jungle Giants take their indomitable live show on the road, performing in front of all-ages audiences across the country. Providing support on all shows will be Art of Sleeping, who will be touting a new album of their own, and surf-pop-party outfit Hockey Dad.
With a long history of sell-out tours behind them, tickets to The Jungle Giants’ album launch shows are sure to sell out quickly.
“There’s a new edge to The Jungle Giants as a live outfit that make me stop and think, ‘Damn. There’s a band’.” The AU Review
The Jungle Giants – Speakerzoid Tour
Presented by triple j, Amplifire & Select Music
With special guests Art of Sleeping & Hockey Dad
Tickets on sale Mon June 29
Fri Sept 4 – Metropolis, Fremantle 18+
Sat Sept 5 – Prince Of Wales, Bunbury 18+
Sun Sept 6 – HQ, Leederville (U18 Matinee)
Fri Sept 11 – Karova Lounge, Ballarat 18+
Sat Sept 12 – Corner Hotel, Mebourne (U18s Matinee)
Sat Sept 12 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne (18+ evening show) Tix: http://bit.ly/1Grt9H7
Fri Sept 18 – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney (Licenced All Ages)
Sat Sept 19 – The Gov, Adelaide (Licenced All Ages)
Fri Sept 25 – ANU Bar, Canberra 18+
Thur Oct 1 – The Great Northern, Byron Bay 18+
Sat Oct 3 – The Triffid, Brisbane (U18s Matinee)
Sat Oct 3 – The Triffid, Brisbane (18+ evening show)
Fri Oct 9 – Republic Bar, Hobart 18+
Sat Oct 10 – Club 54, Launceston 18+
New Album Speakerzoid out Friday August 7 on Amplifire