"Jungle at the start of the year. They seemed a bit of a joke. First, there was that name: both trendily ungooglable (like Hockey or Peace) and cocky enough to assume parity with wild vegetation or ’90s drum ’n’ bass. How dare they.
Next was their hackneyed ‘mystique’. Despite weighty buzz and promising singles, all we knew about Jungle was their logo, their hyper-styled press shots (of other people), and that the duo went by the initials J and T, like high court plaintiffs. Boy were we were wrong. After a smoking Glastonbury show comes this stunning and substantial debut LP that’s one of the sweetest and coolest takes on pop in ages.