As we move into the new year, this is the tune I’m loving most. Pumarosa are quite a new band. They are great live. I saw them at Village Underground in Shoreditch in 2016 and Latitude before that. Singer Isabel Munoz-Newsome has a real presence, live. This song, “Honey” is my favourite. It’s on their recent album, “The Witch”, which is mostly a bit more stately than “Honey” and rather grandiose. My other favourite Pumarosa song is “Cecile”, which, surprisingly, is not on the album.
“Honey” has some of the grandeur of Savages, but also some awesome solo guitar. I really love the way it builds and then wigs out. There’s a bit of U2’s Edge in there – that is definitely OK by me.
The official video below doesn’t really need the lyrics plastered over it – they aren’t that profound. But it’s a good way to hear the song. I’ve included a band performance too.
I do think this band have serious prospects, but we shall see…