The Black Pumas announce headline show at The Grand Social
The Black Pumas have announced a headline Dublin show to coincide with the release of their self-titled debut album on ATO Records.
A collaboration between 27-year-old busker-turned-frontman Eric Burton and Grammy-winning guitarist/producer Adrian Quesada, the album marks a landmark year for the burgeoning Austin-based group, who’ve gone from local phenomenon to a tour-de-force that’s winning over fans on both sides of the Atlantic.
After making their name during a residency at C-Boys in Austin, Black Pumas have emerged not only as a live juggernaut but an incredibly capable and creative studio band. Across 10 tracks, the band brings together woozy Ghostface Killah instrumentals, Motown rhythms, and the introspective grandeur of dusty highway folk-rock to create what Uncut calls “a soul explosion.”
It’s this sense of common purpose, of shared vision, that gives Black Pumas its focus and power—and that points to great things ahead.
“It’s so seamless, it’s like we’re musical brothers to some degree,” says Burton. “It feels so easy to meld together that what’s most important for us now is to continue to look for new sounds—to make sure we’re feeding ourselves the knowledge to continue to evolve. Every time we get together, it’s better than the last time.”
The Black Pumas will play the Grand Social Saturday November 23rd with tickets from €16.45 on sale now 18+.