New material incoming...

Jungle were one of 2014's most explosive newcomers, with their joyous funk pop seducing crowds across the globe.

Once known only be their initials, the band's Tom McFarland and Josh Lloyd-Watson recently took five to fill Radio 1's Newsbeat about their future plans.

New material is incoming, with the band currently building their own studio. Tom McFarland told the station: "we are just in the middle of building a studio so we can sit down in our own space once more and get to work on the second record."

Work on the new album should be under way by the time they play Manchester’s Warehouse Project in October, he added: "Our laptops are our notepads, and so it is quite easy just to sit down and work on little ideas and things that inspire you."

The band's enormously successful year opened in anonymity and ended with Jungle being feted by those all important end of year lists - a journey that will impact upon the new material.

“I think we have a more defined idea of who we are as people. Obviously your emotions mature and I think the only thing we want to do is make it a better album than the last time.”

"I think the great thing about playing live is being able to connect with people," he continued. "If that means being recognised and someone wanting to take a picture with you or shake your hand then that is part of it. You’ve got to embrace that because at the end of the day you’re able to meet that person and have a conversation with someone who loves your music."

Related: The Really Wild Show - Jungle Interviewed

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