WIN: Neon Jungle signed debut album

Chart stars Neon Jungle will celebrate the launch of their debut album Welcome To The Jungle with a special Sheffield event and we have signed albums to be won, writes Graham Walker.

The girl band will perform an acoustic session and sign copies of the album for fans at HMV Sheffield, High Street, on Wednesday, July 30.

Pop stars Neon Jungle

Pop stars Neon Jungle

That’s just two days after the launch of the album.

The quartet, who wowed pop fans at Hallam FM’s Summer Live 40th party at Sheffield Motorpoint Arena on Friday night, also release new single, Louder, on Sunday, July 20.

It’s taken from the forthcoming 10-track album and follows their three previous chart hit singles Trouble, Welcome To The Jungle and dance smash Braveheart.

VIDEO: Press the play button to watch the music video for their new single, Louder.

It’s been a whirlwind two years for band mates Asami Zdrenka and Amira McCarthy, both 18, Jess Plummer, 21, and baby of the group, Shereen Cutkelvin, 17.

As well as having three chart hits firmly under their belt, the girls have just signed a deal with RCA Records in America after they were handpicked by iconic lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret to perform at their legendary fashion show in New York.

They have toured with Jessie J, been snapped up by model agency Storm, and been confirmed to perform at a series of festivals this summer.

Louder, the new single, takes a new direction for the band who have become famous for their pop hooks and dance beats. It sees the girls stripped back as they pour their hearts out to this powerful and raw number.

Asami, whose mum is Japanese and her father English, told The Star: “Lyrically it’s very relatable, it’s about drowning out feelings and emotions. It’s about not being in control of the way you feel because of someone else and wanting to turn everything up louder to escape that. I think people expected our fourth single to be another dance track but it was always in our plans to release a slower song and surprise people. It’s still got the energy and power but in a more subtle way.”

They will be signing copies of the album and also performing an acoustic set at the follow HMV stores.

* Monday, July 28, 5pm, HMV Glasgow Argyle, c/o Unit 5/6 Lewis’s Building, Argyle Street, Scotland G2 8AD

* Tuesday, July 29, 5pm, Unit 92, Manchester Arndale Shopping Centre, Manchester M4 2HU.

* Wednesday, July 30, 5pm, Sheffield High St, 14-18 High Street, Sheffield S1 2GE.

* Thursday, July 31, 5pm, Newcastle (New store), Eldon Square Shopping Centre, 28 Blackett Bridge, Newcastle NE1 7XJ.

* Friday, August 1, 5pm, HMV Milton Keynes, 78 Midsummer Arcade, Milton Keynes MK9 3BB.


For a chance to win one of four signed copies of Neon Jungle’s forthcoming new album, Welcome To The Jungle, enter our free draw by post or Twitter

Post your details to Neon Jungle Signed Album Competition, StarCompNJ, Graham Walker, The Star, York Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 1PU.

Or follow digital editor Graham Walker on Twitter @GW1962 and tweet him with #StarCompNJ.

Deadline is Monday, July 28, 10am. Signed albums will be made available to winners after the Sheffield signing session. To guarantee yours don’t miss the chance to meet the girls at HMV in Sheffield on Wednesday, July 30, from 5pm.

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