Aiken Promotions present
THE WORKMAN’S CLUB
FRIDAY 29TH NOVEMBER 2019
Releases new single, ‘Fall Apart’
& Second album, ‘Devastation’
Released 1st November 2019
Praise for Pumarosa’s debut album, ‘The Witch’
“The fire of Patti Smith, the visceral thrill of Kate Bush …mesmerizing” – Debut of the Week – Sunday Times Culture “A magnetic debut” Observer “A major new talent. One of the debuts of the year. – Q Magazine 4/5 “We are in a Pumarosa world now, and my does it look phenomenal” – DORK 5/5 “Here is an album that embraces every fibre of your being; generous in its awe-inspiring and beautiful moments.” – The Line of Best Fit, 9/10 “Pumarosa have achieved something envied by all artists alike: carving out their own, attributable sound.” London in Stereo, 4/5
Aiken Promotions proudly presents Pumarosa live at The Workman’s Club, Friday 29th November 2019. Tickets €17.00 inclusive of booking fee, on sale tomorrow at 9AM.
Pumarosa return today with new single ‘Fall Apart’, which is available now on Fiction Records. The band’s follow-up to 2017 debut album ‘The Witch’ is titled ‘Devastation’ and will see a release on November 1st.
From the very first beat of ‘Fall Apart’, anyone familiar with Pumarosa can tell that a transformation has taken place. With a fast drum’n’bass inspired tattoo beating urgently beneath a sawing riff and a wide, synthesised expanse, this is a dramatic evolution from the band’s more guitar-driven debut, ‘The Witch’. Digging deeper into electronic influences ranging from Aphex Twin and Autreche to old jungle tunes, the shock of ‘Fall Apart’ mirrors the irreversible shift in Pumarosa’s own circumstances: shattering diagnoses, new beginnings and a strange optimism – the promise of what can be built only after total annihilation – all fed into a record that feels like an exhilarating affirmation of life.
Learning to ‘Fall Apart’ may not have come easily to Pumarosa, but what’s emerged in ‘Devastation’ is an album about transformation on a more cellular level. First came the chaos: on the week ‘The Witch’ was released, the band’s lead singer Isabel Muñoz-Newsome was diagnosed with cervical cancer, with the resulting surgery and recovery totally changing her relationship to her body (and how to write about it). Inner-band relationships also evolved following the departure of bassist Henry, which further energised Pumarosa to explore new spaces in their already-expansive sound. The band took the work to producer John Congleton in LA, whose production on the likes of St Vincent and Swans helped convince them he could bring these songs and life-changing experiences into existence. They were joined in the album recording by Tool’s Justin Chancellor who, after becoming a fan of the band from their debut, provided driving bass performances in his inimitable style.
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