In the Flesh! The Jungle Giants @ The Triffid


Pics – Zach Hogg
Review – Richelle Allan

Brissy locals of the indie rock group The Jungle Giants have begun the tour of their spicy new album Quiet Ferocity. This is their third album since the release of their debut Learn to Exist way back in 2013. Quoted by the band as the “banger tour of dreams”, it’s clear that this tour is going to be one of the best of the year. So if you have the chance, 110% get yourself and friends to your nearest venue. Bear Family head on into the Valley to clear up if the rumours of this banger dream tour are true.


Supporting The Jungle Giants we have the oh so attractive indie trio Lastlings. It’s easy to forget that they are the support band, after they completely ignite the stage and grasp the crowd’s attention with their killer tunes and exuberant energy. Keep your eyes and ears on these young guns as they are sure to smash the music scene.


The group kick off the night with old school original hit She’s A Riot. Laser lights flash in every direction and the bashing of the drums and bass clear the thoughts from our minds. It’s easy to forget we’re at a Jungle Giants gig as opposed to a 70’s style rave party. The crowd is tightly packed together, the smell of smoke fills the air and everyone is already drenched with one another’s sweat from grooving too hard, but we are having the times of our lives. The tunes flow from one to another with hits from album Quiet Ferocity that we’ve all rocked out to on constant replay the last few months. Like Waiting for a Sign, Used to Be in Love, Bad Dream and definitely the song the crowd was hanging out for Used to Be in Love. They couldn’t forget to chuck in a couple of old favourites Kooky Eyes, Every Kind of Way and I Am What You Want Me to Be.

The band put all of their energy into this gig. Especially lead singer Sam Hales whose unstoppable vitality and passion turned him into a wild animal treating the stage like his jungle. It is an unforgettable experience for fans and a hell of a way for the group to begin their tour. They wrapped up the end of the set with body grooving, funkalicious tune On Your Way Down.

After what would be shorter than 5 minutes The Jungle Giants are back on stage after a quick beer scull and a much needed cool off for their encore. They play the only two songs that would clearly have to still be performed, Banging hits Quiet Ferocity and Feel The Way I Do. A perfect pair to end the night on. It was heart breaking for this killer, mind blowing and Phenomal gig to be over, but man was it nice to walk out onto those cold Brisbane streets after being in a crowded and steamy hot house. Look forward to Quiet Ferocity Australia, this tour is definitely one to add to your list.


The overwhelmingly impressive instrumentals along with the crazy green light show during You’ve Got Something were absolutely mind tripping. The banger just didn’t seem to end and we all didn’t want it to. It was a phenomenal scene to witness and fans went stir crazy over it.

Bobby Rein

Bobby is one of Bear Family's earliest family members. He has a sweet beard and likes to take photos, sing songs and brew the occasional beer. If you see him at a show, give him a cuddle.

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