Peluché

NEWS: Peluché are releasing their debut EP next month

London-based alt-pop trio Peluché have announced that they’ll be releasing their much-anticipated debut EP Utopia Village on 25th November via RIP Recordings.  The collection follows a string of off-kilter pop singles, including ‘Ohio’ and ‘The Guy with the Gammy Eye.’  The EP shares a name with the location in Camden where the band recorded the songs.  They are some of the last tracks to be recorded at Utopia Village, as it is soon being turned into an office block.

The band say of the collection: “We are very proud of this EP. It’s our first collection of songs, which we have written and self-produced.  The first half represents feelings of commitment and attachment; the way that people can feel connected in positive and negative polarities.  The second half is about taking a chance and breaking free as musicians.”

They continued: “For the three of us, our sacred little triangle of hope and happiness is growing.  We have such an emotional tie to playing music that we keep going through setbacks and struggles, ignoring most people’s advice about what we “should” be and staying true to our ideas.  All this has only made us stronger in what we do – we write without trying to sound like anything or be part of any particular scene.  Our songs are for everyone, all we want is for others to enjoy our music and to be inspired to create.”

As a preview of Utopia Village, the trio have shared a new song, ‘Swim.’  The extensive use of hi hats and percussion sees the band at their tightest, but the twists and turns that the track takes shows that they haven’t lost any of their talent for throwing curveballs at the listener.  Listen below.

The band are also playing a number of shows this month in support of fellow hotly-tipped group Pumarosa and are also performing at Rough Trade’s 40th anniversary show.  Details below.

23rd October – Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds*
24th October – Village Underground, London*
27th October – The Louisiana, Bristol*
5th November – Moth Club, London (as part of Rough Trade’s 40th anniversary)

*with Pumarosa

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