Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


Sounds like

Great Gable, Ocean Alley, Arctic Monkeys


band members

Benny, Josh, Michael, Frazer


Website

Bio

Newcastle’s Rum Jungle have emerged as a serious player in one of the country’s most lively music scenes with a refreshing mix of reggae and rock, despite only being an established band for just over two years.

The four-piece group have developed a devoted fanbase off the back of their first two EPs Crazy Days (2017) and Sun & Smoke (2018), and have already shared the stage with the likes of Lime Cordiale, Peking Duk, and Hilltop Hoods. The band sold out their last hometown headline show in 2019 and joined the line-up of THIS THAT 2019. The band closed out the year alongside You Am I and JetsPlayJets for the official Newcastle city New Year’s Eve celebrations, further cementing themselves as a mainstay Novocastrian act.

Their most recent single ‘Keep’ saw Rum Jungle take their sound to new heights with relaxed vocal melodies and dynamic guitar runs, all while keeping their reggae-fusion sound.

Not being able to play shows in 2020 has meant the band is working on a raft of new tunes.

Review

Review by Abby Butler Abby Butler

21 Oct 2020

Triple J
40

folks better slip, slop and slap before they dive into this warm charmer. the psych-y guitars and layered vocals make for a really nice, full-bodied listen.

folks better slip, slop and slap before they dive into this warm charmer. the psych-y guitars and layered vocals make for a really nice, full-bodied listen.

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

16 Oct 2020

Triple J
45

Solid work with psychedelic coastal guitar lines and anguishing soulful vocals - it's so great. Listening this makes me think of blistering hot summer days and not knowing what to do with yourself in the heat and stillness of the day.

Solid work with psychedelic coastal guitar lines and anguishing soulful vocals - it's so great. Listening this makes me think of blistering hot summer days and not knowing what to do with yourself in the heat and stillness of the day.