Pave The Jungle Return With New Single ‘Picture Of Health’ And Announce UK Tour

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Fighting fit and in fervent form Pave The Jungle are back with their vital new single Picture of Health. it’s a track that finds the Newcastle duo’s creativity in rude health and packing an unstoppable punch. Bleeding in the same vein of uncompromising duos such as Blood Red ShoesDeap Valley and Honeyblood, what the pairing of Rachael Whittle and Scott Jeffery may lack in personnel, they more than make up for in decibels. Picture of Health is a gutsy sonic thrash that is coupled with incisive introspection, one that finds vocalist Rachael opening-up mental scars about her own underlying health issues.

“The lyrics here are probably some of my most personal… I write a lot about the health issues I experience; it’s almost as though once I’ve written about it I can detach myself from it. Like the negativity is purged from my system. I guess many people can relate heavily to the chorus line: “I am wasting time I know; more so than ever”. We all procrastinate sometimes, even when we know the thing that needs doing is ultimately good for us!”

As brutalist guitars clash with piledriving percussives and esoteric organ maneuverings, the duo create a live-wire like frisson of sounds that build to a cataclysmic apex of searing intensity. Inspired by the simple, melodic and potent bass lines used by Pixies to drive some of their most definitive moments, Pave The Jungle emulate the tactics of their heroes to take their definitively anarchistic arrangements to new levels of stadium-quaking amplification and ambition. Pave The Jungle have also announced a full UK tour this Autumn. Taking in 12 dates in total from the 5th November.

Picture Of Health can be streamed and purchased here