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Territory: The Netherlands
The Autumn of 2012 saw the release of their freshman long-player Persistent Malaise, a triumvirate split between Faux Discx, Gringo Records and Italian Beach Babes, which was lauded by the popular press upon release. Now a four-piece, and three quarters London-based, they remain wedded to the construction of great cathedrals of heinous noise in which to focus upon a melancholy and hypnotic dusk, slowly descending. Funnelling kraut sensibilities, and tangents of Sonic Youth and Women, this metronomically grounded quartet of pedants are a dexterous and invigorating shower.
Cold Pumas will publish their sophomore effort The Hanging Valley to self-congratulatory applause on 1 July 2016. The long-awaited follow-up to 2012’s best-in-show Persistent Malaise offers at least 33.3% of its buffet to shimmering, inward, mulch-heavy ballads—A Change of Course, The Shaping of the Dream, Murmur of the Heart—showing a sensitivity that inevitably does nothing for the craft beer revolution. If truth be told, the remaining 66.6% threatens to look equally indifferent when served on a wooden board or beside a miniature stainless steel plant pot of hand-cut triple-cooked fries, but such is life.
Press for ‘Persistent Malaise’(2012):
“Its sureness and subtlety say more than a few gauche early pullquotes — PITCHFORK
“The songs do this wonderful thing, where they just gnaw on you.” — DAYTROTTER
“The methodically planned looseness of ‘Persistent Malaise’’s constant groove is thoroughly captivating.” — LOUD AND QUIET
“I can’t think of a better album from a British band all year” — NORMAN RECORDS