LOUD WOMEN is delighted to bring you the premiere of Newcastle alt-rockers Pave the Jungle‘s new single, ‘Jelly’.

Pave the Jungle is led by songwriter Rachael Whittle, who formed the band after attending an all-female artist mentorship program coordinated by Generator. The scheme saw her collaborating with Nadine Shah and James Brown (of Pulled Apart by Horses). Rachael says of the experience:

“Collaborating with musicians of that calibre, without any pressure looming over me, started the entire process which has led to Pave The Jungle.

“For too long, I was rooted entirely in live performance. In that setting, it’s easy to skip thinking into things too deeply – in favour of just making it faster or louder! That goes for the structuring of songs as much as it does for exploring sensitive lyrical themes.

“Whatever the songs were at the time I scraped them off stage and into the studio, that’s how they remained – forever. Now, the intention is to deliberate more. Not just to view the studio as a place for exploring more daring ideas, but to make sure there’s real meaning and value attached to the end-result.”

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