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We Interview the Jungle Giants

Before they hit the road this month promoting their debut single ‘Mr Polite’ our very own Alice Gomes got to spend some time with new Brisbane band "The Jungle Giants" enjoy!

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Some people have a lot of pre concepts about bands that “grew up” together. The Jungle Giants was brought together by Sam Hales while you guys were still in high school. Do you consider yourselves a “high school” band or have you always had the professional picture in mind?

We definitely see ourselves as more than a high school band. One of the reasons why we stand by that is because we are in this to do more than fill time. We write and perform music as a passion, and we do it in the hope that we can build a fan-base. We consider ourselves in this for the long haul, so we definitely have level heads on our shoulders and professional ideas in mind.

I usually ask what the fans really like to know and isn’t easy to find. Having met each other in such young age, have you ever had a fight or any major disagreements? Musically or personally?

Well we haven’t been together as a band for too long, so safe to say no fights or major disagreements have happened yet. (thank god). All I can think of is that Andrew and Cesira dated when they were like 14 or something, but they are like best friends now so I guess nothing bad happened there.

Do all of you compose and try to have a bit of your own personality in The Jungle Giants music or is this a one man job in the band?

Sam writes all the songs, and brings them to the band. What usually happens is he will bring the core structure for a tune (Melody, Lyrics, Chords, Riffs), and the rest of the band will add their flavor.

Who chose and why are you The Jungle Giants, was it just random or is there a deeper reason behind the name?


Well we did originally try a few band names before we settled on The Jungle Giants.  Sam and Andrew were playing with names and The Jungle Giants seemed to fit the music best. We also like to move while we are performing, and our questionable dance moves probably resemble a few Jungle animals.

How is your relationship to Brisbane? When it comes to audience and fans, where is your favourite place to play in? Is there a favourite venue?

Brisbane rocks! It’s a tight knit community of musicians and industry people, so everyone knows or has heard of everyone. The punters are also great!  We’ve played a bunch of shows around town, but our favourite venue is probably The Zoo. It has a great sounding room, and a wicked vibe. They also gave us our first gig.

It seems from the information I could find that you are starting a Tour in August? Does the information proceed? If so, do you already have the dates and cities?


You info is totally correct. We’re in Sydney on the 4th,5th and 6th. Melbourne on the 12 and 14th, and Brisbane on the 19th and 20th. All the info is on our facebook. Will be fun!

Some musicians never actually stop writing/composing. Do you take breaks or are you guys always working on something new?

We are always working on new material. It’s good to break monotony at rehearsals and also gives us a great feeling when we finish a new song. We are also always looking at refining our old songs and making them the best they can be.

Alice Gomes - AAA Backstage

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