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About The Jungle Giants


The Jungle Giants are an Australian indie rock band from Brisbane, Queensland, who formed in 2011.


The band have released four full-length albums and two EPs. Their fourth studio album, Love Signs, was released on 23 July 2021.


All four members of The Jungle Giants attended Mansfield State High School in Mansfield, Brisbane. Singer-Songwriter-Guitarist, Sam Hales and Cesira Aitken played in one band and, bassist, Andrew Dooris and Keelan Bijker in another.


After completing school in 2009, Hales worked two jobs to fund a debut self-titled EP, which was recorded with local producer, Yanto Browning at Airlock Studios in January 2011. Hales contributed drums, as well as vocals and guitar on the EP, with Aitken on guitar and Dooris on bass, before recruiting Bijker to complete the band. The EP was released independently in March 2011. The Jungle Giants EP contained lead single "Mr. Polite", which was picked up by Triple J Unearthed and led to widespread national touring in support of established Australian bands Ball Park Music, Boy and Bear and Last Dinosaurs.


The band's follow-up EP, She's a Riot, was released via Create/Control on 27 July 2012, drawing on life experiences and telling stories of friendships and relationships in Hales' life. In late 2012, The Jungle Giants supported Last Dinosaurs' national Satellites tour with Twinsy. This was followed by an early 2013 tour with Two Door Cinema Club, playing a series of concerts throughout Australia along with The Vaccines. On 26 January 2013, single "She's a Riot" ranked 83rd on the Triple J Hottest 100, 2012.


In May 2013, The Jungle Giants released "I Am What You Want Me to Be", the first track from their debut album Learn to Exist which was released 30 August 2013. The band toured Australia to celebrate the release which included both headline performances and appearances at Splendour In The Grass 2013 & Spin Off Festival. The album received positive reception overall. It was a featured album on national radio station Triple J in the week leading up to the release. The band extended the tour due to popular demand with extra shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.


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