Summer is here – Jumanji release vibrant EP ’49.’

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Brighton indie pop band Jumanji release their sophomore EP ’49.’

The indie sextet returns with an energetic and punchy extended play with giant choruses, shimmering and summery indie-pop beats, the band tell you a story.

First track ‘X’ combines elements of Fickle Friends and Indigo Velvet whilst creating endearing melodies and some interesting guitar flicks. The hooks and riffs fill your brain with juicy 90s pop, there’s no wonder this band is going places.

This swiftly follows with unheard single ‘Aloha’ which is a high tempo rock song with smooth and atmospheric vocals and energetic guitar flicks.

Their flagship single from the EP ‘Houdini’ aired on Phil Taggart’s Radio 1 show, plus the band featured in the promo video for his new book ‘The Slackers guide to the music industry’.

Talking about the EP, the band said: “These songs were all written last year throughout our time living together as a band at No. 49.

“The songs depict the day to day struggles we all go through as human beings, from suffering with anxiety to the hardships of relationships.”

Overall, the EP is that breath of fresh air we’ve all been waiting for. Its free-flowing pop melodies and riffs are joyous to listen to and they need to be in your summer playlists.

Jumanji has just played a massive Brighton show at The Haunt and has more dates soon. Stay tuned for more announcements.

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  • Fresh pop
  • Unique

Summary

'49.' is that breath of fresh air we've all been waiting for. Its free-flowing pop melodies and riffs are joyous to listen to and they need to be in your summer playlists. 
8.2

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