club­bing: Teens make gi­ant strides for EP launch ............

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of sav­ing money to travel the world or pay for their univer­sity stud­ies like many teenagers, The Jun­gle Giants worked sev­eral jobs to fund their first EP. The teens – who are fi­nally legally al­lowed to play in pubs now that they are all aged 18 and over – had never played a show be­fore gain­ing na­tional at­ten­tion ear­lier this year with their de­but sin­gle Mr Po­lite. Ce­sira Aitken, Sam Hales, Kee­lan Bi­jker and An­drew Dooris have toured na­tion­ally with fel­low Bris-band The Medics, played sold-out bou­tique mu­sic event Track & Field with Ball Park Mu­sic and Last Di­nosaurs and opened for Boy & Bear on their sold-out tour. The Jun­gle Giants are now back on the road for their first head­lin­ing tour to cel­e­brate the re­lease of their EP, She’s A Riot, with a Gold Coast show at Else­where to­mor­row night. A col­lec­tion of songs put to­gether dur­ing the past 12 months, She’s A Riot fea­tures vo­cal­ist Hales’s tales of the band’s ad­ven­tures and the woes of love, life and re­la­tion­ships. ‘‘We learnt a lot on the tour with Boy & Bear,’’ he says. ‘‘We’d of­ten just jam out some songs and I would show what I was work­ing on and they’d give me re­ally good feed­back. I found I re­ally ma­tured not only as a per­former, but as a song­writer. We’ve grown up a lot since we first started back in high school so it’s re­ally awe­some to be go­ing on our first head­line tour.’’ Hales says song­writ­ing is ‘‘a chance to get those emo­tions out’’. ‘‘I guess I am lucky I have that out­let, to turn those kind of good and bad sit­u­a­tions into some­thing cre­ative. I try to en­com­pass ev­ery­thing – the good and bad sides of re­la­tion­ships. I just find those kinds of things are the most re­lat­able to peo­ple and some­thing I want to write about. Ev­ery­one has ex­pe­ri­enced that roller-coaster of fall­ing in and out of love and all the things that come with it.’’ The Jun­gle Giants will be joined on tour by Sydney duo Tou­can.

The Jun­gle Giants and Tou­can play Else­where, in Surfers Paradise, to­mor­row night.

Bris­bane band The Jun­gle Giants bring their first head­lin­ing tour to town.

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