MUSIC NEWS: Pave The Jungle Announce Debut EP & Reveal New Single ‘Ants’

Newcastle alt-rock quartet Pave The Jungle have announced their debut EP The Hissing, due for release on 9th October 2020 via Cow House.

The band have also released the lead single from the EP, Ants. 

“I got the inspiration for Ants after reading Flowers for Algernon,” explains frontwoman Rachael Whittle. “The book is about a mouse named Algernon who undergoes surgery in order to increase his intelligence. The surgery is then also performed on a man named Charlie Gordon. Charlie is the first human to undergo this surgery and the reader follows his journey via a series of progress reports he writes himself.

“What struck me about the story were the themes surrounding the treatment of intellectually disabled people – how, as Charlie’s intelligence increases, his childlike naivety and love for the smaller things in life decreases. This prompted lyrics like ‘comfort in naivety inside’.”

“Musically I wanted this song to reflect the chaotic and unpredictable nature of life,” she adds. “This is why the chorus is the only repeated section of the song. I wanted it to be quite progressive. At the time of writing this I had just discovered Pile. I fell in love with the way their songs are so unusually structured and are quite chaotic, but in the middle of it all is an amazing melody that draws you in.”

Like what you hear? You can stream or purchase Ants HERE

See Pave The Jungle live at one of the following dates:


Sat 5th – DARLINGTON – Last Train Home


Sun 18th – NEWCASTLE – Hit The North 

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