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Puma Blue is the alias of South Londoner Jacob Allen, who has been delicately honing his purposefully paradoxical sound, blending downtown jazz sax lines with J Dilla grooves and a heart-wrenching vocal akin to Jeff
Buckley, Chet Baker and Billie Holliday. This blend is completed by Allen's punk-inspired grit and the ferocity of his live performances, backed by a four-piece band, spewing out tortured love songs and sensual rhythms topped by his haunting falsetto vocals.
“Combining J Dilla grooves with laconic vocals…it's dark and sexy, the sound of London on those nights when everything feels a certain shade of (puma) blue.” - i-D
“Hazy, late-night vibes filter through Puma’s production, matched by the tenderness of his vocals as he seeks comfort in his isolation.” - THE FADER
“Woozy beats and jazz inflections…unfurling slowly with all the warm languor of a post-coital cigarette.” - DIY