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Wednesday 10 November 2021

Live This Friday: Math-Rock Monsters Pave The Jungle Unleash New Music & A Date @ Brighton's Prince Albert

Pave The Jungle - who play The Prince Albert, this Friday 12th November - release a track from their forthcoming Waiting For Nothing EP, which finds the band in reflective, incisive form. 

A blitz critique of small-town life in the UK and how growing up in one of England's most remote areas has ultimately shaped her approach to writing music, Lucky Ones finds a singer torn between its virtues and vices in equal measure. 

Rachael Whittle explains:

"Alongside the expected truisms of small towns: boredom, insularity, alcohol abuse, petty feuds and violence; the song hits upon some of the virtues, as well. 

"A strong sense of identity, belonging, and close-knit community. 

"Things that are so innately human, but so easily lost in the haze of modern life.

Pave The Jungle - Jelly / Live

"The song took shape very late one night in my old flat, hence the calmer vocal style. 

"When we got to the studio we thought this suited the track, and so it stayed." 

At odds with Whittle's sonorous tones, Pave The Jungle capture the conflict of the narrative with a score of pure alt-rock carnage. 

Homing-in on the band's math-rock influences, the duo find themselves completely in-sync as they hurtle through a track riddled with idiosyncratic rhythms, blistering key changes and a furious pace. 

Rachael adds:

"It's very fun to play live. Loads of twists and turns. One viewer on a livestream set we did recently said it sounds as though we're "chasing each other around a field". 

"I can definitely get behind that!" 

Catch Pave The Jungle at the Prince Albert, Brighton, on Friday 12th November 2021. The Waiting For Nothing EP is out on 26th November 2021.

by: Mike Cobley


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