The Collective ‘Jungle’ Creates Genre-Melding Music

Charlie di Placido

The modern soul, funk music collective ‘Jungle’ puts unique spins on genres and incorporates unexpected sounds into their songs.

Tom McFarland and Josh Lloyd-Watson formed the London-based music group in 2013 after knowing each other since childhood growing up in Shepards Bush, London. The two wanted to put an emphasis on the music through artwork and videos while keeping their own identities in the background. They soon expanded to a collective in 2014 by working with multiple artists. To perform live shows they began using a seven-piece band to give a fully engaging experience instead of just playing back digital copies of their music.

The band certainly has a unique sound mixing many qualities together such as “tropical percussion, wildlife noises, falsetto yelps, psychedelic washes, and badoinking bass”. They have a funk sound mixed with modern soul elements. Their debut album Jungle came out in 2014 and their song ‘Busy Earnin’ has shown up in shows and films. In 2018 they returned with a new album called For Ever.


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Check out one of their beautifully fun videos below and go further into their music.