Interview: Jane N’ The Jungle

We’ve covered the band Jane N’ The Jungle a few times now, so after reviewing their latest banger DIRTY DOG, I decided it was finally time to sit down and have a chat with them! See how we got on below!

By Jane Howkins

You recently released a track titled DIRTY DOG, which we reviewed. What can you tell us about the song?

DIRTY DOG was written on a napkin while hanging out with Ayron Jones at a local dive bar talking about a personal sexual assault experience. We recorded it with Chuck Alkazian at Pearl Sound Studios in February of this year.

An EP was released this year, titled Ocean Creatures. What was the reception like?

I think it got good feedback. It’s hard as artists to know the exact reception, but it felt good to release it after spending over 2 years working on it. It was nice to let go of the work and be able to jump into our next project. DIRTY DOG is the first single we released off our upcoming EP.

What can you tell us about the EP?

DIRTY DOG rips the band aid off what’s to come and is a nice introduction to the EP. It’s heavier and more emotional than Ocean Creatures.

Has the pandemic hindered your work much?

The pandemic has totally changed our band and how we work. Overall it’s taken us a lot more time to release material and we’re still trying to find our footing through it.

Do you plan to release any more singles in the near future?

Yes, we have another single dropping next month and will be constantly dropping new music which we can’t wait for you guys to hear!

Have you started writing for another EP or an album?

Yes, after releasing Ocean Creatures we immediately started working on our next EP.

Your music has a huge rock sound. What/who influences you most as artists? What have you been listening to recently?

Thank you! Overall as a band we are heavily inspired by 90’s grunge and alternative music. I listen to various different rock playlists and radio stations.

The band was birthed in Phoenix. What is the music scene like in your part of the world?

It’s changed a bit since the pandemic. Phoenix has been a great place to develop as a local band and we appreciate all the local support we have been given.

Do you have any tour dates lined up?

We will be playing at the Troubadour on July 22nd and hope to add more dates soon!

Any last words for the fans?

Thank you so much for all your love and support for our music. We are so excited to share this new chapter with you!