Puma Blue is the alias of singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist & producer Jacob Allen, currently based between London & Atlanta. Originally finding recognition in the South-East London music scene for his falsetto vocal and dark, lo-fi textures, Puma Blue’s music is noted for a blend of sensual grooves and haunting, nocturnal ambience. His live shows are well regarded and often repeat-attended, performing with a band of close friends from home and blending jazz-influenced improvisation with a vocal energy often likened to Jeff Buckley. After early online acclaim with a couple of SoundCloud demos, he first gained wider attention with his EPs Swum Baby (2017) and Blood Loss (2018). His debut album In Praise Of Shadows, dubbed by NME as “a brief moment of relief for those lost in the darkness”, was released in February 2021 via Blue Flowers and was quickly followed by an hour long concert-film, ‘A Late Night Special’. Jacob has frequently collaborated with his friends & peers including Loyle Carner, Biig Piig, Mahalia and Lava La Rue, honing his sound between intimate live shows & late-night producing sessions. He has previously cited Portishead, D’Angelo, Björk, Radiohead, J Dilla, Burial, & John Frusciante amongst his biggest influences, and has also been known to make music under the monikers Ruby Bliels & Boss Nass, as well as short films that are available on his YouTube channel.