Volcano, the highly anticipated new album from British songwriting and production duo Jungle, is set for release August 11 via Caiola Records / AWAL. The record follows on the heels of their critically acclaimed 2021 album Loving In Stereo, which NPR Music hailed as “a feel-good record... if an album in 2021 was a soundtrack to self-care this would be it,” while Billboard furthered, “[On Loving In Stereo] you get an album on which a chest-swelling disco sermon can share space with a hip-hop track and a beachy rock song—all different sounds, yet all still decidedly Jungle.” Fans can pre-save Volcano HERE.
In celebration of the forthcoming record, Jungle is debuting the album’s lead single “Candle Flame” featuring rapper Erick the Architect. Listen to/share the track HERE and watch/share an accompanying video HERE.
“As Jungle, we are incredibly proud of our latest release, ‘Candle Flame,’” recall band members/producers J&T. “We wanted to create a song that was both personal and relatable, exploring the highs and lows of love and relationships in a way that was both poetic and authentic. Working with Erick The Architect was an absolute pleasure and his unique perspective and talent added an extra layer of depth and richness to the track. ‘Candle Flame’ represents everything that we stand for as a band—creativity, passion and a commitment to making music that touches the hearts and minds of our fans. We can’t wait for everyone to hear it, and we hope that it brings joy and inspiration to all who listen.”
The free-spirited energy that runs right through Volcano reflects how organically it came together. This time around the duo wanted to include a wider variety of voices within the album, leading to collaborations with Erick The Architect, Bas, Roots Manuva, Channel Tres, JNR Williams and more.
Jungle has also confirmed an extensive run of worldwide tour dates in support of the forthcoming album. The duo’s lauded full-band live shows will grace some of their biggest venues to date as they’re set to play to a total of more than 190,000 people. Their North American run kicks off in Santa Barbara on September 6 and include shows at New York’s Forest Hills Stadium, Los Angeles’ The Forum, DC’s The Anthem, Philadelphia’s Franklin Music Hall, Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom and more. The group is also slated to headline London’s All Points East Festival on August 26. See below for the full tour routing.
Fans who sign up to the band’s mailing list by 12A.M. on Wednesday, March 29 will receive access to a ticket pre-sale, which opens at 10 A.M. local time on Thursday, March 30. The pre-sale will be live until 10 P.M. local time that day while general on-sale begins at 10 A.M. local time on Friday, March 31.
Jungle was founded by J&T, who met at the age of 10 in West London’s Shepherd’s Bush. They began making music together at the beginning of 2013, choosing to put the aesthetic emphasis on the music’s surrounding artwork/videos rather than on their own identities.
Jungle’s 2014 self-titled debut album was a Mercury Prize nominee and is now Gold-certified, whereas their 2018 follow-up, For Ever, reached #10 on the UK Albums Chart. Their 2021 album, Loving In Stereo, achieved their highest domestic chart position to date, debuting at #1 on Billboard’s Current Electronic Albums chart while also peaking at #3 on Independent Albums, #4 on Current Rock Albums and #6 on Current Alternative Albums charts. Their three records have since amassed over a million equivalent album sales and a billion streams worldwide. They’ve performed on five continents, headlining venues both stateside and abroad while performing at major music festivals such as Glastonbury, Coachella, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza. Last year, the duo embarked on a select run of European dates supporting Billie Eilish on her “Happier Than Ever” tour.
For additional information on Volcano, see the group’s bio/artist notes HERE.
1. Us Against The World
2. Holding On
3. Candle Flame (featuring Erick the Architect)
5. I’ve Been In Love (featuring Channel Tres)
6. Back On 74
7. You Ain’t No Celebrity (featuring Roots Manuva)
8. Coming Back
9. Don’t Play (featuring Mood Talk)
10. Every Night
12. Good At Breaking Hearts (featuring JNR Williams & 33.3)
13. Palm Trees
14. Pretty Little Thing (featuring Bas)
August 26—London, UK—All Points East
September 6—Santa Barbara, CA—Santa Barbara Bowl
September 7—Los Angeles, CA—The Kia Forum
September 9—San Francisco, CA—Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
September 13—Vancouver, Canada—PNE Forum
September 14—Portland, OR—Edgefield Concerts
September 15—Seattle, WA—WAMU Theater
September 18—Madison, WI—The Sylvee
September 19—Chicago, IL—Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom
September 21—Toronto, Canada—Echo Beach
September 23—Montreal, Canada—Place Bell
September 26—Boston, MA—Roadrunner
September 27—Philadelphia, PA—Franklin Music Hall
September 28—Washington, DC—The Anthem
September 30—New York, NY—Forest Hills Stadium
October 24—Paris, France—Le 104
October 25—Paris, France—Le 104
October 27—Barcelona, Spain—Razzmatazz
October 28—Madrid, Spain—La Riviera
October 29—Lisbon, Portugal—Campo Pequeno
October 31—Toulouse, France—Le Bikini
November 1st—Nimes, France —La Paloma
November 2—Milan, Italy—Alcatraz
November 4—Zurich, Switzerland—Halle 622
November 5—Munich, Germany—TonHalle
November 6—Berlin, Germany—Verti Music Hall
November 8—Stockholm, Sweden—Cirkus
November 9—Norway, Oslo—Norway Sentrum Scene
November 10—Copenhagen, Denmark—KB Hallen
November 11—Aarhus, Denmark—Train
November 13—Hamburg, Germany—Sporthalle
November 14—Cologne, Germany—Palladium
November 15—Amsterdam, Netherlands—AFAS Live
November 16—Antwerp, Belgium—Lotto Arena