Plants and Animals’ brand new album The Jungle is out now via Secret City Records / Remote Control. To celebrate, the band will host a listening event on YouTube and will be chatting live with fans as they listen to the record in its entirety. The event will begin on Saturday 24 October at 6AM AEDT. Click here to join.
Exclaim! gave the record four stars: “The Jungle, […] clearly displays its references; this album’s transmutations, however, are the band’s most consistently sublime and seem to have been rendered effortlessly in comparison to previous work. With The Jungle, Plants and Animals claim a more definitive and cogent sense of identity, maximizing a talent for both interpretation and invention.” Rolling Stone France stated that the new album is bold: “The opus revolves around eight songs with a strong message. These musical snapshots offer a panoramic view of what the year 2020 was, its social and political crises, then the COVID-19 epidemic. The ample, solid production catches the ear and demands curiosity and attention, with its intelligent arrangements full of subtleties.” Shakenstir calls it “optimum entertainment.” Since last June the band has released four tracks from the new album. Consequence of Sound stated: “Early singles like “House on Fire” and “Sacrifice” portended a collection of catchy but chaotic sonic landscapes. The latest sample of the effort, “Le Queens,” offers a counterpoint to that aural bedlam — with a touch of Quebecois,”.
The Jungle starts with electronic drums that sound like insects at night. A whole universe comes alive in the dark. It’s beautiful, complex and unsettling. Systematic and chaotic. All instinct, no plan. Voices taunt, “yeah, yeah, yeah”. This tangled time in which we find ourselves is reflected back in shadows.
Purchase / Stream The Jungle here.