Puma Blue is the alias of South Londoner Jacob Allen, who has been delicately honing his purposefully paradoxical sound, blending downtown jazz sax lines with J Dilla grooves and a heart-wrenching vocal akin to Jeff Buckley, Chet Baker and Billie Holliday. This blend is completed by Allen's punk-inspired grit and the ferocity of his live performances, backed by a four-piece band, spewing out tortured love songs and sensual rhythms topped by his haunting falsetto vocals.
"Allen has an emotive, fragile voice that you feel could go anywhere, but mainly sticks around the middle-C of your heart strings, strumming away in the Lauryn Hill-approved manner." - London In Stereo
'Swum Baby' EP out 14th June
404Guild is comprised of Bathwater, Bloo, Devenny, Dorian Sly, Silvertongue and Sonny. The contrast in personalities creates an honest and stark setting where members of the Guild and their audience are able to interact. Formed on the southern coast, they are now living and creating in London.
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