Still riding high off the back of national exposure via Triple J unearthed, ARIA #4 debut EP release, a tour with Art vs Science and festival slots at the likes of Splendour In The Grass, Coaster and Big Sound, Sydney soft forrest folksters Jinja Safari are about to embark on their very first headlining national tour. Not bad for a band that played their first ever show a mere 5 months ago.
Jinja Safari channel African rhythms, bouncing harmonies, makeshift percussion and an unabashed performance that blends gentle melodic jungle-folk and fiery independent showmanship. The “Forest Eyes Tour”, named after the band’s latest single, will begin in November with Alpine and Fishing coming along for the ride. Traversing WA, QLD, NSW, VIC and SA, it will culminate in festival appearances at Falls in Lorne and Peat’s Ridge over New Years. “If you don’t know how entertaining the concept of allowing yourself to ‘Ugly Dance’ can be, then you haven’t experience the unbridled spectacle of a Jinja Safari show. And you should” says the band.
BRISBANE* – Thursday 4th November @ The Zoo
PERTH* – Friday 5th November @ Fremantle Town Hall
ADELAIDE – Saturday 6th November @ Jive Bar
SYDNEY – Thursday 11th November @ Oxford Arts Factory
NEWCASTLE – Friday 12th November @ Northern Star Hotel
BALLARAT – Thursday 18th November @ Karova Lounge
MELBOURNE – Friday 19th November @ East Brunswick Club
Also playing Falls Festival (Lorne) and Peats Ridge Festival NYE.
* – Alpine & Fishing not appearing in Brisbane & Perth