Artist info

Genre

Dance, Roots


band members

Marcus Azon- Vocals, guitars, percussion. Pepa Knight- Keys, vocals, bass, percussion.


Influences

Paul Simon, Arcade Fire, Peter Gabriel


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Sea Legs


Bio

In January 2016, one of Australia’s most loved and prolific indie-pop artists, Jinja Safari, announced that they would be calling it a day and eventually unveiling a final album as a parting gift to fans. Today the band is proud to finally announce the last record will be released via a two-part series titled ‘Crescent Head’ (due this month) and have also revealed a teaser track lifted from the album titled ‘So Much’.

Marcus Azon and Pepa Knight first formed Jinja Safari in 2010 after meeting in NSW Crescent Head and played their first show to family and friends in a forest on the NSW Central Coast. In the following months they would take out the prize for triple j Unearthed’s Splendour In The Grass competition, which was largely responsible for launching their career.

The quintet went on to sell out numerous headline shows and performed at several mainstay local and international festivals including The Great Escape, Big Day Out, Falls Festival, Splendour In The Grass, and Bestival in the UK. After taking some time out following the release of their debut 2013 album, the quintet re-emerged in 2015 to play what would be their final shows.

As both founding members met, wrote and recorded a lot of the twenty-one tracks from their final records at Crescent Head, they felt it was only fitting to name the album after the small beachside town.

Review

Review by Bridget Hustwaite Bridget Hustwaite

09 Aug 2016

Triple J
40

Dreamy, melancholic and so nice to find uploaded here, where it all seemingly began for you guys. Congratulations on a fantastic 6 years, you will be missed.

Dreamy, melancholic and so nice to find uploaded here, where it all seemingly began for you guys. Congratulations on a fantastic 6 years, you will be missed.

Review

Reviewed by Nick Findlay Nick Findlay

12 May 2010

Triple J
40

really really promising for a band who have been together for such a short time - Jinja Safari will make waves very soon

really really promising for a band who have been together for such a short time - Jinja Safari will make waves very soon

Review

Reviewed by Dan Buhagiar Dan Buhagiar

01 May 2010

Triple J
50

Is this much music really coming from just 2 guys? It's dreamy folk pop, with a melodic richness comparable to acts like Sufjan Stevens, Animal Collective and Sigur Ros. A very impressive first offering.

Is this much music really coming from just 2 guys? It's dreamy folk pop, with a melodic richness comparable to acts like Sufjan Stevens, Animal Collective and Sigur Ros. A very impressive first offering.