Nowhere on earth can a jungle grow without seeds. Grassroots artists are the potential sprouts of legends.
The Urban Jungle is dedicated to smoothening their flow up the Amazon. Word of mouth, organising live shows, supporting unique projects, financing first releases on vinyl, helping with music videos and designing visuals. Give it a whirl.
Frankie Teardrop Dead
All you need is love and fucking peace made it to Levitation Magazine's Top 10 Albums of 2018
'It was tough, as there is so much talent out there, so you may agree or disagree or even be impartial but you must concur it has been another great year for music'(Levitation Magazine, 2 December 2018)
Paper Dress Vintage // 11 October 2018
and Servant Jazz Quarters // 25 November 2018
Their debut EP Animal is the result of Taylors lofi demos rearranged by the band and recorded in a studio Monk currently engineers for. Delayed and distorted guitars blend with smooth vocals and fragile lyrics.
FRANKIE TEARDROP DEAD
Frankie Teardrop Dead are back from their tour in Cambodia. Sofiane, Luigi and I just celebrated their first single 'Joy in Division' (left) from their upcoming album "All You Need Is Love and Fucking Peace".
Windmill Brixton // Thursday 3 May 2018
Mascara London // Friday 4 May 2018
Our Girl have announced a gig in London. Soph Nathan grabs you with a rocky vocal, adjusting amplifiers and guitars aplenty in between numbers while Tyler's bass and Wilson's drums take you through crescendo-ing journeys. Ones to watch.
LIVE at St. Pancras Old Church // Monday 19 March 2018
FRANKIE TEARDROP DEAD
Introducing psychedelic dream-gaze Frankie Teardrop Dead.
Ben (Vocals/Guitar), Carling (Vocals/Percussion/Synth), Sofiane (Lead Guitar) and Luigi (Bass) are working from their sonic bunker hidden deep beneath the chaos of Fountayne Road, London. Put yourself in pleasurable trance with psychedelic sitar: Obamara.
LIVE at The Brewhouse, London Fields // Wednesday 25 October 2017
Esther Thomas: 70-year-old personal dancer hypnotizing the audience
Introducing Londoners Jonny Taylor (Vocals/Guitar), Danny Monk(Lead Guitar), Sam Delves (Bass) and Dave Persiva (Drums). Indie Rock with a timeless ring to it, chorused and distorted guitars, and deeply honest lyrics sung by a heart-wrenching voice. Juxtaposed with witty comments onstage from the whole band.No wonder they packed out Servant Jazz Quarters Dalston in March. Here's their first single- a song about fake affection.
Brighton Trio Soph Nathan (Vocals/Guitar), Josh Tyler (Bass) and Lauren Wilson (Drums) craft a dreamy yet gritty, shoegaze-inspired rock, mixing Nathan’s soft feathery vocals with blasts of distorted guitars.
Listen to Level.
LIVE at Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, Brighton // Saturday 20 May 2017
20-year-old Matt Maltese from South London. Sweeping nostalgic ballads and dry lyrics with a gentle nod to the current political landscape.
On the right, his video for stunning Studio 6
LIVE at One Church Gloucester Place, Brighton // Friday 19 May 2017
Producer Julien Bracht and vocalist Markus Nikolaus from Berlin are Lea Porcelain. They combine distorted vocals and rasping synths to create a dystopian euphoria. Listen to their new single Out is in.
Feel synthesizers vibrating through every single one of your nerve cells
LIVE at Electrowerkz // Wednesday 15 February 2017
Doomsquad, from Toronto, Canada, is an art project made up of siblings Trevor, Jaclyn, and Allie Blumas. Intense, darkly ambient, with throbbing electronic beats, their sound evokes a tribal dancing spirit: Eternal Return
LIVE at Moth Club // Thursday 26 May 2016
CASH + DAVID
Tim Ross and Liz Lawrence are electro pop duo Cash + David.
Their music is all groovy synths, distorted echoing vocals and a lot of ambient reverb creating the feeling of floating in another sphere. Check out their absolutely beautiful video for 'Bones'.
LIVE at The Pickle Factory // Wednesday 11 May 2016
Green Door Store, Brighton // Thursday 19 May 2016
2am late night show
ALICE PHOEBE LOU
Originally from South Africa, Alice is a passionate street musician playing soulful folk music. She performs regularly at Warschauer Straße, Berlin. A powerful girl calling attention to social injustices, in a very subtle way.
LIVE at Bush Hall // Tuesday 17 May 2016