Electro-Punk Duo LA LUNGLE Explored The Dark Sides Of Their Lockdown Minds On New Album ‘EPHEMERAL FEAST’

14 June 2022

Who: A tropical-hot two cylinder
noise engine from Belgium.

Released: 10 June 2022 – order here.

Info: “This new album was born in the heart of successive confinements, far from parties,
tours and the promiscuity that the group likes to maintain with its audience. Jim & Roxie composed it in the spring of 2020 at Rockerill in the Charleroi region, their only base during
the weeks and months of the pandemic. They wrote ten new titles colder and clearly less festive than usual. Definitely influenced by a context far from being pleasant, La Jungle this time makes use of chilling sounds. She abandons the time of a disc her dancing gimmicks to grant a more important place to the fears and anxieties which transcend existence.”

Score: First things first. This is probably the hardest working duo on the planet.
Only the nasty pandemic could stop their never ending tour all over Europe.

Their non-stop, relentless gigging turned them into a mean 2-cylinder machine
loved by their ever-growing fanbase. But they not only rock their tails off on a
podium. The 2-piece just unleashed their 5th longplayer in 7 years (hello Radiohead?) .

It’s a fully flabbergasting record. On the intro-intruder track and the following two mesmeric jams (Hallow Love / Rivari) the partners in electro-punk crime introduce
you to a darker side of their natural noise habitat. Welcome to the gloomy and doomy corners of La Jungle‘s psyche. Then again, No Eyes is a vintage electro punk LJ juggernaut.

And with Another Look To The Woman In The Gloom, De Verna and Verna its back to their hypnotizing Krautrock wizardry, but this time with a menacing and transfixing sonority.

It all feels and sounds like lockdown paranoia. After two science-fiction like years we know now that the future is wholly unpredictable which leads to angst, confusion and disquiet. Tons of questions, only a few answers.

La Jungle created their own sonic dark side of the moon hallucinations with closer WCCLD
as the mind-intoxicating climax. With every spin the listening experience gets more intriguing and more obfuscous. Like going through the motions on a midnight Doomsday feast with these madmen touring like crazy again (dates below).

Buy/stream the album here…

LA JUNGLE: Facebook – Instagram – Spotify

TOUR 2022

(Live pics by Turn Up The Volume)

Turn Up The Volume’s KNOCKOUT TEAM OF THE MONTH – May 2021

The best of the past month…

Turn Up The Volume‘s 15 Knockout Tracks for May 2021!
A sassy stream of rambling rippers and jagged jackhammers.

‘Racist, Sexist Boy’ by THE LINDA LINDAS (Half Asian / Half Latinx)
Young kids standing up and making a sharp-cutting, alarming statement
about racism and sexism with a spot-on, in-your-face, loudmouthed punk
anthem à la Bikini Kill. I love it, so should you.

Plug in here…

‘Weather Strike’ by TOM MORELLO and PUSSY RIOT (US/RUSSIA)
Riot, bloody riot, yeah! Morello and Pussy Riot rage against the machine
together with a quiet/Loud/quiet/Loud crossover outburst. I repeat:
riot, bloody riot, yeah.

Press pussy play…

‘Finger Pies’ by ANIKA (Berlin)
Electro earworm that moves and grooves from the get-go driven by a rolling
bass riff. Strangely catchy, mysteriously designed with a hypnotic effect. Top!

Catch the vibe…

‘Heat’ by WHISPERING SONS (Belgium)
This is the best Whispering Sons song my ears ever heard. Heat takes you by the throat from the kick-ass kickoff. A haunting and sickly sticky stomper. A 24-carat rocker!

Press play here…

‘Le Jour Du Cobra’ by LA JUNGLE (Belgium)
A bulldozer-feedback intro, repetitive synth-thrills, glowing guitars, freakish voices and a thunderous pace all rolled into one mad-as-a-hatter Kraut-noise escapade making your mind go dizzy, your heart beating faster and your potency going sky-high. Fuck Viagra,
long live La Jungle!

‘Vendetta’ by ICEAGE (Denmark)
An intoxicating jam with a threatening flow. A first-rate power blow.
From their new, brilliant longplayer Seek, Shelter.

Tune in…

‘Slice Of Pain’ by BLACK INK STAIN (France)
All hell breaks loose from the very start. An obstreperous post-punk sledgehammer with a deafening dose of illegal decibels. Opening missile from their excellent Incidents album.

Here comes the blast…

‘Shallow’ by BIG TIME KILL (Boston, MA)
In a normal world, Big Time Kill should be know wide and far. Their massive
wall-of-electro-rock-shock is titanic, overwhelming at times, and served with a
gigantic gusto to blow roofs off dance floors. Shallow is my favorite piece of their staggering new 4-tarck EP Recovery.

Dance around and around…

‘Cosmic Fingers’ by PAUL WELLER (UK)
No rest for the Modfather. The last few years his production is impressive and
a couple of weeks ago another LP, Fat Pop hit the streets. Lead-single Cosmic Fingers proves once again that Weller still can rock out like the best. That’s entertainment!

Fire it up, Weller…

‘This Is Not’ by CROWS ON WIRES (Germany)
Sultry synths, punchy percussion, glimmering guitar lines, and vibratory vocals.
Sounds like Sisters of Mercy are back, produced by Bauhaus who listened to Soft
on repeat. A stunner, indeed!

Get magnetised here…

‘Party’ by LOVE ITOYA (Greek Nigerian)
This feels so good. Upbeat, happy and totally summer. Only Love Itoya‘s second
single but definitely one to start and stop all coming sunlit beach jamborees with.
Yes, the sun shines again. Finally! Post-pandemic hope for the future, right here!

Party time indeed…

‘Joker’ by THE HACIENDAS (Manchester, UK)
The Haciendas rattle their butts off on this new fervent firecracker. They turn up the temperature with electric-powered riffs-hooks-and-licks and a clear-cut chorus. One message for all doubters out there: guitar rock is not dead.

Here‘s why…

‘I Said That You Looked Fine’ by ALEX JAMES (North East England)
This banging belter has an instant effect on your body movements. Expect a steamy stonker that rattles and rolls with swagger and energy. Big guitars, big chorus, big tune. What do you want more? Okay, we agree.

Tune in and start the beat…

‘Carry Me On’ by THE BANKROBBER (Italy)
This new musing feels like a nightly gloaming. Acoustic soul-searching and intimate tenderness. The darksome sorrowfulness of the late great Buckley legends floats
all over this gloomy ballad.

Dim the lights and dream away…

‘Odes’ by DEAFDEAFDEAF (Manchester, UK)
A slow-paced meditation driven by Hill‘s poignant vox and puzzling guitar waves.
London’s sharp-knifed engine shame should take DEAFDEAFDEAF on tour with
them. They share the same outspoken edginess and sonic resonance. Bingo!

Press the play button…

All together on Spotify

See/hear you next month, music junkies…

Electro Krautrock In Overdrive – New Album ‘FALL OFF THE APEX’ By LA JUNGLE

22 May 2021

Who: An inflammable two cylinder
electro-noise engine from Belgium.

Album: FALL OFF THE APEX – their 4th LP
Released: 21 May 2021 – more info here

Score: Once this electro-punk-rock turbo leaves the gates, it’s impossible to
turn it off, no way whatsoever. Jim and Reggie produce a red-hot avalanche of
thunderous beats to go totally ballistic to, unless you’re stuck in a straitjacket.
Their trance-like, mind-boggling, faster-than-your-brain-can-register drive makes
your poor head spin uncontrollably. Repetitive guitar/synth/drum riffs boost your adrenalin’s stream and help you to shake all your hell-bent demons off. Get the
sonic picture? Before you press play make sure you’re, physically, in top shape,
if not you risk losing control and crash. Either way you’ll have a shocking electric
chair experience.

Here’s a short instruction track-by-track manual
in order to know what your ears can expect…

Aluminium River: Warming up
Le Jour Du Cobra: Razzle-dazzle wizardry
Du Sang Du Singe: Nine Inch Nails without brakes
Hyperitual: Hellish roller coaster
Marimba: Taking a breath
Feu L’Homme: Apocalypse Now
Interloud: Drums from the jungle
The End The Score: A didjeridoo driven tour de force,
ominous and spellbinding. A never-ending mindfucker.

Clip for single Le Jour Du Cobra

Buy/stream full album here…

LA JUNGLE: Facebook

All order info right here

(concert photo by Turn Up The Volume!)

LA JUNGLE – The Mean KrautNoise Duo Machine Released Sonic Orgasm ‘LE JOUR DU COBRA’

27 April 2021

Who: Two electro-punk-sound explorers fro Belgium
Works: Check their Bandcamp account

New album: Fall Off The Apex – out 21st May

Lead-single: LA JOUR DU COBRA

Score: Here’s what you need for some steamy sonic sex. A bulldozer-feedback intro, repetitive synth-thrills, glowing guitars, freakish voices and a thunderous pace all rolled into one mad-as-a-hatter Kraut-noise escapade making your mind go dizzy, your heart beating faster and your potency going sky-high. Non-stop straight-through snake-tastic bedlam from start to finish. Fuck viagra, long live La Jungle!

Stream/buy your orgasm here…

Also on Spotify

LA JUNGLE: Facebook

New album FALL OF THE APEX out 21st May via Black Basset Records

(live photo by Turn Up The Volume!)

LA JUNGLE – New Live Album And Mad Clip For ‘THE KNIGHT THE DOOM’

New sonic impulses

13 April 2020

Razor-sharp electro-punk tandem LA JUNGLE – one of the steamiest live bands of the
past years – unleashes a double live album called ‘COUCOU BEUH !!!’ on 24th April via
EXAG’ Records. A must have record for all fans of mental electronic rock havoc. If you already seen these manic street preachers live, like I did several times, this double beast
will be your new favorite sonic dope.

The LPs feature nine rippers from the band’s first three albums and one track from the next longplayer. A total of 80 minutes of madness. To celebrate this, the duo launched an utterly cool video clip for THE KNIGHT THE DOOM shot on the plain of the famous Dour Festival in Belgium where one of the two live recordings was made. The clip was directed by Fred Labeye and produced by Jekyll’n’Hyde studio.

Go nuts right here…

LA JUNGLE: Website – Facebook

All info and pre-order facilities right here

Electro-Kraut-Dance-Punk Duo ‘LA JUNGLE’ Thunders Mercilessly Like Supersonic Starfighters…

LA JUNGLE – Café Afsnis, Ghent, Belgium – 13 July 2018

Belgian electro-kraut-dance-punk duo LA JUNGLE is one of the bests live bands around. Fact! Their red-hot avalanche of thunderous beats is simply irresistible to not go totally bananas to unless you’re stuck in a straitjacket. The inflammable 2-piece turbo creates a trance-like, mind-boggling hullabaloo that makes your head spin uncontrollably. Drummer Reggie hits relentlessly like a mean machine. He’s a one-man knockout army. Next to him guitarist Jim produces repetitive riffs that speed up your adrenalin’s stream and now and then he tortures his keyboard like a madman. Despite the fact that he broke a couple of ribs last week didn’t hold him back to perform like a hell-bent demon on a very sweaty mission yesterday night in my hometown Ghent. Together this high-powered pair roars and scorches like supersonic starfighters producing ecstatic electricity that turned the euphoric audience into freakish dancers. I’ve seen these guys before and I want to see them even more in the future. HELL YEAH! Here’s a smashing idea of their explosive
live force…

Pics from yesterday’s show

Rousing riffs

Manic hits


Another sweaty & thirsty night

Electr-o-nic exultation on and off the stage

Ecstasy in motion

Keep the madness going with
their album ‘II’ right here…

LA JUNGLE: Facebook

(concert pics by JL/Turn Up The Volume)