All images via Cedar Pasori

British band Jungle, whose debut album is out via XL Recordings on July 15, are one of our favorite new acts. Unfortunately, we missed them at SXSW, but last night they played at The Bowery Ballroom in New York. With recent press photos dispelling much of the mystery surrounding who exactly was in Jungle, it remained to be seen whether their blend of soul and funk with a definite pop sensibility would translate to the live setting.

Long story short, it well and truly does. For a band still early in their career, with an album not yet out, Jungle are incredibly tight live. Led by the core songwriting duo of J and T in the center of the stage, Jungle killed it, with the five members totally in sync and full of smiles, from the opening vocals of “The Heat” to the closing combo of “Busy Earnin'” and “Time.”

Check out our photos from the show above. To find out about the ethos behind Jungle, the mystery they never meant to create, and the very visual way their music is created, read our in-depth interview here.

Jungle are going on a North American tour in September and October, check out all the dates below.

JUNGLE North America Tour Dates:

Sat. 8/2 Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
Fri. 9/19 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
Sat. 9/20 Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern
Mon. 9/22 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
Wed. 9/24 Austin, TX – The Mohawk
Thurs. 9/25 Dallas, TX – Fitzgerald’s
Fri. 9/26 New Orleans, LA – Republic
Sat. 9/27 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
Sun. 9/28 Nashville, TN – Exit In
Tues. 9/30 Washington D.C. – Black Cat
Weds. 10/1 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
Thurs. 10/2 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Fri. 10/3 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
Sat. 10/4 Montreal, QC – Le Belmont
Mon. 10/6 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
Tues. 10/7 Pontiac, MI – Crofoot Ballroom
Wed. 10/8 Chicago, IL  -Thalia Music Hall
Thurs. 10/9 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Sat. 10/11 Mexico City – Corona Capital Music Festival
Tues. 10/14 Vancouver, BC – The Imperial
Weds. 10/14 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
Thurs. 10/15 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
Sat. 10/18 San Francisco, CA – Treasure Island Music Festival

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