Reveal brand new single Figure Me Out and announce debut album ‘Unforgettable’
out 28th September
on One Little Indian Records
Pioneers of a genre called ‘Trip Jam’, which fuses elements of Latin, funk, psychedelia, soul and hip hop music, Peluché
are a troupe of intrepid troubadours whose freewheeling artistry already has them pegged them as a standout force in London’s rapidly diversifying sound.
The trio have shared brand new single ‘Figure Me Out’ and announced their debut album ‘Unforgettable’, to be released on One Little Indian on September 28th. The album is already shaping to be one of the most distinct and vital British sounds of 2018.
Speaking about the track, Peluché said: “Figure Me Out was recorded straight to tape in the second take, and it was one of the first recordings we did for the album. Putting it straight to tape also brought out a kind of 70s warmth of the instruments, with the Rhodes, bass guitar and drums driving the song forward with a momentum. We felt like we had discovered a new groove in this song, something that day brought it out of us as we played.”
All self-taught musicians, they formed in 2014 through a beautiful stranger in a customer service encounter and quickly formed a strong musical bond through their love of jamming. Peluché jam in their self-built studio space in a garden shed, and always record the foundations of tracks live. Their live shows are partially improvised, drawing the audience into their unusual world. Their live video series, The Shed Sessions, shows an insight into this musical realm and have allowed the band to share new music and visuals directly to their fans.
High praise has been heaped on them from Noisey, DIY, i-D, Q, NME and The Line of Best Fit and The Guardian who described their sound as “dub spaciousness and pop sensibility, one that John Peel might have played on his show circa 1981…idiosyncratic but infectious…like Sade on 4AD”,and others comparing the group to The Slits. Wireless support has already come their way from the BBC (Radio 1 and 6Music), Radio X and Resonance FM, and they’ve opened shows for some of the brightest stars in contemporary music, including Pumarosa, Everything Everything, Ghostpoet, Loyle Carner, Glass Animals, Flamingods, Ibibio Sound Machine and Boxed In, with a record on Dan Carey’s Speedy Wunderground label to add to their already impressive CV.
Slippery Latin bass grooves, subtle instrumental flourishes, funk breakdowns, and a touch of magical lyricism a la Kate Bush or Cocteau Twins makes for an unforgettable sonic journey into the tinderbox chemistry of a group with a collective and deeply personal musical vision. Their obsessive and borderless consumption of wildly divergent styles has helped them to arrive at exactly where they need to be. Peluché have created a demand for music that only they can create, and that’s a surer sign of longevity than most bands with triple their experience could claim.