Over the past few years they have played some of Australia’s most popular festivals, toured internationally, and released three albums.
“It’s awesome. We kind of reflect on it now that we’re a little bit older, we’re like 24/25 now, we were 18 around that time. It’s awesome were so happy. We’re super cheesy, we all went to school together, so it’s really cute. We’re very grateful,” said Jungle Giants’ bassist, Cesira Aitken.
Cesira said that the band are looking forward to the Quiet Ferocity Tour, which includes a performance at the Commonwealth Games Festival and shows in Brisbane. Following the release of their latest album Quiet Ferocity, The Jungle Giants were met with massive amounts of positive feedback in Brisbane and beyond.
Cesira said that it felt “pretty awesome” and that “it looks like it’s going to be really fun. I’m very excited about how it’s all playing out.”
Cesira explained how Quiet Ferocity came to be. “So Sam is our songwriter. So he buckled in demo room, recording/writing room, for like a year. He just kept throwing us songs. Once we thought we were ready to go and record, we just kind of did it as we pleased and it was this really kind of cruisey flow to getting from the writing room to all of us being together, recording on the songs together. It definitely worked out really well. It was a very different process to the two records before.”
One major standout from The Jungle Giant’s April tour is the presence of so many under 18 gigs.
Cesira explained that including their younger fans in their live shows is something the band always aims for. “We always feel bad for people when we can’t do it in all places, but because of licensing it can be really difficult.”
While it’s not possible on all legs of their tours, “when we can, we will always do it,” Cesira said.
While they’ve come a huge way since then, The Jungle Giants remain a Brisbane band at heart. They list The End Bar and The Triffid among their top Brisbane venues, as well as The Tivoli, where they will be performing twice in April.
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