Pumarosa Close Out American Tour on Saturday at Rough Trade NYCOctober 6th, 2016
Up-and-coming London five-piece Pumarosa—Isabel Munoz-Newsome (vocals and guitar), Henry Brown (bass), Tomoya Suzuki (sax), Neville James (guitar), Nicholas Owen (drums)—have been around for about a year, bursting onto the scene with the single “Priestess.” “One song is all it took to convince us that Pumarosa will scale the heights of success,” reports the Line of Best Fit. “One seven-minute, epic song about freedom and dancing set to propulsive bass, spaced-out guitar, more than a hint of dance music, saxophone and hypnotic vocals.” But how do they sound live? The Quietus calls the band’s throbbing, sinewy rock “songs to dance, fuck and cry to.” And after thrilling a sold-out Terminal 5, opening for Glass Animals last week, Pumarosa (above, performing their second single, “Cecile,” for the Fader Fort at this year’s SXSW) close out their American tour on Saturday night at Rough Trade NYC. Brooklyn duo Soft Lit open the show.