The Mazy Laws by pumajaw published on 2011/08/18 12:50:38 +0000 PUMAJAW are producer/multi-instrumentalist John Wills and chanteuse extraordinaire Pinkie Maclure. A charismatic live act, they are constantly recording and touring, earning loyal fans who are seduced by their combination of great songwriting and defiantly inventive arrangements. Pinkie Maclure has released two solo albums - on One Little Indian in 1990 and on Beggar's Banquet in 1996. John was a founder member of Loop and the Hair and Skin Trading Company, both Beggar's Banquet, until the mid-90s. They have released two albums under the name Pumajaw. Before that they released one album as Pinkie Maclure, one as Lumen and one under their individual names. The entire back catalogue was re-released by Fire Records in 2009. They used to be to be pigeonholed as trip-hop or psychedelic folk, but were never comfortable with either tag and in the past couple of years have grown more electronic/synth-led, noisier and more rhythmic. For the newly-completed third album, Demonmeowmeow, due out in November 2011, John Wills swaps acoustic guitar for electric rediscovers the ritualistic drumming he was known for in the 80s and 90s. Pinkie Maclure still plays concertina, but more or less abandons any folk influences and returns with vigour to her early inspirations of the great singers of jazz, blues and avant-garde pop.