“A hazy dreamland for listeners to get lost in” – NME ****
“Jazz-tinged late hours soul to languid hip-hop beats… music of real tension and originality” - The Sunday Times
"Puma Blue processes [his] pain with a hypnotic tenderness" - Billboard
Puma Blue won widespread critical acclaim with the release of his debut LP ‘In Praise of Shadows’ earlier this year. Described by NME as “a brief moment of relief for those lost in the darkness” the album found his storytelling at its most honest and vulnerable to date whilst his production reached new heights, retaining its characteristic bedroom intimacy.
Puma Blue announces his biggest tours to date and the release of a Deluxe Edition of ‘In Praise of Shadows’, due November 5th, the original album boosted by eight live recordings, mostly taken from rehearsals in early 2021 and two b-sides. With limited opportunities for people to hear the album in a live setting thus far, this represents an intimate first glimpse at the magic unique to the full band arrangements.
The Deluxe Edition is completed by two new bedroom studio recordings with new single ‘All I Need’ (a Radiohead cover) perfectly extending the album’s small hours spirit, the raw emotion of Puma Blue’s voice growing in tandem with the scale of the initially skeletal production, and the previously unreleased ‘Postcard From Toyko’ exploring loneliness with brutal honesty and a sparse acoustic atmosphere. The Deluxe Edition is available to pre-order as a digital deluxe record along with a limited-run standalone bonus ‘B-Sides & Live Versions’ vinyl.
Puma Blue will trek North America this November, before returning to Europe in February 2022. His Irish show will be in The Grand Social, 5th March 2022.
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