You probably think you’ve never heard of Neon Jungle, the four-piece girl group made up of London girls Amira and Jess, Japan-born, Suffolk-bred Asami and Scotland’s very own Shereen. However, if we were to sing the line, “I don’t look for trouble, trouble looks for me,” you’d most definitely finish our chorus with, “And it’s been waiting around corners since I was 17.” Why? Because the girls oh-so-catchy debut single, Trouble, is currently assaulting the airways, riding high in the midweek charts and preparing to enter the top 10 this Sunday.
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Aged from 16-20, Neon Jungle are feisty, fashionable and the type of girls everyone wants to be friends with. Amidst their hectic promo schedule this week, Amira, Asami, Jess and Shereen managed to answer some quick fire questions for Scotcampus. Warning: there may be trouble ahead…
You describe yourselves as 4 solo artists who have come together in a band. Why is that?
Because we are so different as individuals, we like to think of it as a collaboration, that allows us to keep our character.
How did you come together as a band in the first place?
We were all scouted differently. Shereen and Asami were found on YouTube, Amira was spotted in Westfield, and Jess on Brick Lane.
You’re all pretty young to have been launched into the spotlight; what do your friends think about you all becoming popstars?
Our friends are all quite shocked at how fast it has all happened. It’s surreal for us all!
You’ve all moved in together; who is the messiest and who takes the longest to get ready?
Shereen is the messiest by far, closely followed by Asami. When it comes to getting ready Shereen takes the longest, but Amira isn’t far behind her.
Where is the perfect place to listen to your single, Trouble?
At home before a night out – it’s a feel good tune that lifts spirits.
What’s been the best part of your journey so far?
It’s all been so amazing, but shooting the music video for Trouble is right up there with the best. We had so much fun doing what we love, it was like a field day.
What can we expect from Neon Jungle next?
Well our main focus is Trouble at the moment, but single two and the album are next. We will be playing at festivals and doing a lot of gigs, just getting out there really.