There will be very few among us who haven’t been found guilty of singing the wrong lyrics to a song at some point in our lives. This phenomenon, as some may know, is called a mondegreen, a term attributed to author Sylvia Wright (The Death of Lady Mondegreen). Usually when we hear a friend do it, we mock them mercilessly until we bathe in their tears. However, a little trip-up on lyrics has worked wonders for The Jungle Giants. When speaking to the triple j crew in the lead up to the release of (the now available) Speakerzoid, the band attributed the album’s title to a misheard lyric in the Sonic Youth song ‘Teenage Riot’. Sam Hales: “It came ’round because I was at a party with my girlfriend and she always sings the lyrics of songs wrong,” he told the crew, explaining the word kept buzzing around his head. “For me it feels like a little package, a little earworm… you put your headphones in and then a Speakerzoid crawls in your ears … It’s definitely an album that’s indie music meets some ’90s stuff plus a whole lot of South American percussion. That’s the Speakerzoid for you.” The Karova, Ballarat – September 11. Hold me closer Tony Danza.