Pioneers of ‘Trip Jam’, an emerging genre that fuses elements of Latin, funk, psychedelia, soul and hip-hop, hotly tipped trio Peluché are a troupe of intrepid troubadours, whose freewheeling artistry has already cemented their position as a standout force in London’s diverse music scene. They release their debut album via One Little Indian Records on 28th September, and it's already shaping to be one of the most distinct and vital British sounds of 2018.
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.
All self-taught musicians, they formed 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. Further, their live shows are partially improvised, drawing the audience into their unusual world. Their live video series, The Shed Sessions, show 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, 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”. 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.
“Hypnotic” - DIY
“Infectious” - The Line of Best Fit
“It's been a long wait for more material from the band, but they've been carefully crafting their next move, which arrives today in the form of the sublime 'Keep Making Me Happy'.” - The 405
“Peluché continue to excel with ‘Keep Making Me Happy’” - DUMMY
released September 28, 2018
All music performed, written and produced by Peluché (Rhapsody Gonzalez, Amy Maskell, Sophie Lowe)
Recorded by Syd Kemp at Wilton Way, Hackney
Mixed by Alexis Smith
Except “Scared After All” - recorded, mixed and produced by Dan Carey
One of the most essential experimental albums out there today! Elements of dance, jazz, and psychedelic music are mixed together in a way that’s incredibly thoughtful, disorienting, and mind blowing. Intriguing field recordings + personal voice messages are weaved in between tracks, which altogether creates an album that encapsulates grief + personal history in a way that’s never been done before in music. CALEB MCCREARY