Saturday, 22 March 2014

JUNGLE DOCTORS - SINGLE REVIEW

Jungle Doctors - Falling 
Jungle Doctors - Falling

Release Date: 22nd March 2014

There is a video to accompany this latest single from the impossibly young London upstarts Jungle Doctors and I have a problem with the video but I'll come to that in a minute. As a song in its own right, 'Falling' is a perfect little slice of English indie-pop with a bouncing rhythm, jangly guitars, a sickly sweet synth sound and some infectious woo-hooing. It's got summer hit written all over it and will surely be used over various montage pieces on TV this year - everything from the Football League Show to trailers for Made In Chelsea. These guys have talent, that's for sure, but if they're getting advice from someone then they need to stop taking because a) Jungle Doctors is not a good band name and b) the video is ill advised. The premise of the video is let's go in to the studio and film the band recording the song which is fine on paper apart from the fact that when a band is in the studio they only concentrate on getting the notes right so there is little or no performance. What you end up with is five guys gently nodding to their own music whilst wearing headphones and making damn sure they hit the right notes so that they don't have to pay for an extra hour of studio time. Next time, just get 5 high bar stools and do a Boyzone pastiche. At least it'll be funny. To sum up, great song but awful video.

More information: http://www.jungledoctors.com/

Video: http://vimeo.com/89105378

Live Dates:


5th April - O2 Academy, Birmingham w/The Vibe + Faith + Ego Honey + Daniel Beckett

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