Following several successful EP releases, the Newcastle quartet, Rum Jungle, return with their new single, Her and the Sun. The four-piece have already attained quite a loyal fanclub after Keep and I See Red quickly became fan favourites, which was only aided by numerous Aussie performances and a spot on the 2019 line up of This That festival.
The aptly named new track radiates strong summer vibes from start to finish and is sure to get the sweaty festival crowds – which we all miss dearly – hopefully back bouncing in the coming months.
The psychedelic guitar riff introduces the toe-tapping tempo and is accompanied by a reverberated echo to get the single off to a high flying start. Distinctive and passionate vocals from the get go – which sound almost plea-like – push the upbeat, summer style to its limit and go hand in hand with the dreamily distorted sounds.
A steady drum beat and groovy bassline bring out the best of the buoyant energy and really help to drive the lyrical narrative. Very much in the same vein as the likes of The Wombats, Catfish and the Bottlemen, and Hippo Campus, there is an indie rock style to this latest release, and it is worked perfectly to build up an air of excitement. This tempo leads the listener to each crowd-pleasing chorus; the final of which is followed by a slowed bridge to tease the ear, before ultimately jumping straight back into a short but sweet finale.
Rum Jungle are certainly heading in the right direction as they find their feet through experimenting with various track styles and lyrical composition. Undoubtedly a name to keep your eye on.
Listen to the official audio for ‘Her and the Sun’ below…
Words: Lauren Whitehead