Pumarosa have returned with their hotly anticipated album, ‘Devastation’ released on Fiction Records. Having sold out a series of worldwide shows – as well as touring with the likes of Interpol, Depeche Mode, Everything Everything and Kate Tempest , they won huge critical acclaim for their debut album “The Witch”.
From the very first beat of the first single ‘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 previous output. 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.