Jungle, brings together soulful duo Tom McFarland and Josh Lloyd-Watson from West London, with their seven piece backing band. The collective soared to success in 2013, after signing to XL records which saw the release of their hit singles “Busy Earnin” and “Time”. Their success didn’t stop there, as their self titled debut album ‘Jungle’ received much critical acclaim in 2014 and saw the boys mercury prize nominated alongside playing sold out headline gigs at The Roundhouse, London. The modern soul collective return to Leeds, to headline Beacons Metro on Thursday 2nd November, alongside an incredible line up of Superorganism, Dornik and PAULi.
Super organism are transatlantic mysterious 8 piece supergroup made up of anonymous members. The group saw success when releasing their single “Something for your M.I.N.D” on SoundCloud this January, to quickly vanish from the site in quick succession sending the music world cuckoo. Their second single “Its All Good” premiered on Matt Wilkinson’s Beats 1 Show in May adding further to the mystery of the un-known supergroup.
Electronic soul artist Dornik is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and producer. Having worked for the likes of Jessie Ware, he shot to solo success back in 2013 with the release of this debut solo single “Something About You”, which brought together the sweet R&B sounds of Frank Ocean and Sampha to tantalise the ears. He has been unstoppable since then, with the release of singles such as “On My Mind” and “Drive”, which saw popular remix’s by Jungle themselves, the combination of Dornik’s smooth vocals and soulful production gave the modern UK R&B world much to talk about. If this wasn’t enough, his self-titled debut album was produced by Grammy winner and Kendrick, Rihanna and Kanye collaborator Pop Wansel, making us realise there is no wonder this man is sounding so damn good!
The mysterious PAULi. completes the bill, with a sparkling resume including collaborations with FKA Twigs, Sampha, Gorillaz and Jamie xx, he’s certainly a man to keep his eye on.