Jungle expanded to a seven-piece band for live performances, as Lloyd-Watson and McFarland did not want to simply play the music from their laptops in concert. Instantly a major draw, tickets for the first London performance reportedly sold out within 24 hours of going on sale. Selected for the long list of the BBC Sound of 2014 poll and signed to XL, the band responded that year with their biggest single and video yet, "Busy Earnin'", and a self-titled debut LP that reached the Top Ten of the album chart. The band maintained a busy touring schedule, playing festivals such as Glastonbury and Belgium's Dour Festival, and sold out large venues such as London's Brixton Academy. In early 2018, shortly after they performed at Mexico's Trópico festival, they released the drifting "House in L.A." and grooving "Happy Man" as the first singles off their second album, For Ever. Several other singles followed in advance of the album, which was released in September of that year.