Puppy release brand new video for single "Shame"


PUPPY launch the brilliant, brand new video for current new single 'Shame', watch it - HERE


The video was given it's worldwide exclusive premier yesterday (Thursday 3rd March) with Revolver Magazine


This week, the band launched pre-orders for their forthcoming new, 2nd album 'Pure Evil' (out May 6th). Pre-order link for 'Pure Evil' is HERE (digital) and HERE (physical).


Their UK headline tour for May 2022 is on sale now, and the band will be at both Outbreak and 2000trees Festivals this summer.

Following the singles release earlier this week, PUPPY have today released the video for 'Shame', following on from its world exclusive premier with Revolver Magazine yesterday, Thursday 3rd March. The 4th single to be taken from the bands forthcoming new (2nd) album 'Pure Evil', 'Shame' follows both 'The Kiss' (currently zooming past 100,000 streams on Spotify) and the Brooklyn Vegan approved '...And Watched it Glow', and shows a different side to PUPPY, with its sombre and spooky tone - which the video perfectly captures. As the band explain - "In the studio, we as a band were all really excited about the song ‘Shame’, because it kind of presented the perfect distillation of what PUPPY are all about; big, dramatic musical themes built around a more vulnerable, introspective core. It’s probably one of the more sad songs we’ve put out, but also has this powerful bass & drum groove, with duel, harmony guitars that sound a bit like Randy Rhoads era Ozzy, played by an over excited teenager in their bedroom." "It felt important to approach the video in a similar manner – to present grandiose imagery in a way that still felt raw & a bit sad. For our album, ‘Pure Evil’, we’ve tried to utilise an aesthetic that feeds off lo-fi fantasy imagery and cosplay subcultures; nestling ourselves & our album into a strata of geekdom that projects out into multiple alternate realities, from the lugubrious comfort of your own bedroom. ‘Shame’ kind of feels like a neat crystallisation of these ideas. We filmed it with our drummer Billy’s 8-year-old brother Sonny and both we & he are all very excited to finally put it out." The band also this week launched pre-orders for the forthcoming 'Pure Evil' album. Due on May 6th, pre-orders launched today include very limited vinyl runs, CD, cassette tape, album merch and a PUPPY 'Pure Evil' candle. You can see all of these items and pre-order the album HERE or pre order digitally HERE "We are also very excited to say vinyl pre-orders for our new album “Pure Evil” are now live. Buy them for yourselves, loved ones, and even sworn enemies that you’re looking to bury the hatchet with. You could also throw an exclusive t-shirt or scented candle into the mix to enhance your listening experience even further." - PUPPY Live wise, the bands UK headline tour for May 2022, which includes the shows previously postponed from their December 2021 tour, is currently on sale. The band have also just been announced on this summers 2000trees Festival (via Kerrang! as part of this years '7 Days Of Trees' roll out) and will be playing at Outbreak Festival in Manchester at the end of June as well. The full list of PUPPY May 'Pure Evil' headline dates are below, supports are still TBA: MAY 2022 Sat 14th May - The Cavern, Exeter Mon 16th May - Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Wales Tues 17th May - Voodoo Daddys, Norwich Weds 18th May - Tower, Hull Thurs 19th May - Firebug, Leicester Fri 20th May - Sidney & Matilda, Sheffield Sun 22nd May - Stereo, Glasgow, Scotland Mon 23rd May - The Cluny, Newcastle upon Tyne Tues 24th May - Dead Wax, Birmingham Weds 25th May - Lending Room, Leeds Thurs 26th May - The Deaf Institute, Manchester Fri 27th May - Jericho Tavern, Oxford Sat 28th May - The Joiners, Southampton Mon 30th May - The Exchange, Bristol Tues 31st May - The Garage, London Any fans that had already bought tickets to any of those postponed December shows, they are useable and applicable at these dates and shows (venue and town/city specific). 'Pure Evil', the new album from PUPPY is out on May 7th through Rude Records, pre-order the album on all formats - HERE (digitally)/ HERE (physically) PUPPY are: Jock Norton - Guitars, Vocals Billy Howard - Drums Will Michael - Bass, Vocals


A little bit about PUPPY:

PUPPY formed in 2015 when school friends Jock Norton (vocals, guitar) and Billy Howard (drums) met bass player Will Michael while working in a London bar; the three bonded by playing the soundtrack to cult 80s comedy Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and figuring out that Norton and Michael’s voices worked nicely together on Karaoke versions of Van Halen & Metallica. Later that same year, the band released their eponymous debut EP, a joyful blend of swooning Power Pop and beer-guzzling Heavy Metal, that quickly earned comparisons to acts like TheSmashing Pumpkins, Dinosaur Jr and ‘Weezer fronted by Papa Emiritus of Ghost’ (Noisey). Early tracks “Forever” and “The Great Beyond” were picked up and used in the mammoth video game series Guitar Hero, opening up the fledgling group up to a huge new audience and satisfying their axe wielding inner-children at the same time.


A second EP quickly followed in 2016, and “Vol ii” saw the band take their first major steps into the live sphere, with UK festival appearances at Download and 2000 Trees, rounding out a healthy run of tours with acts like Creeper and CKY. In between European tours with Kvelertak and Turbowolf, the band retreated to the studio in England to begin work on their debut album. The result of a lengthy recording process with producers Tom Dalgety (Ghost, Royal Blood), Neil Kennedy (Creeper, Boston Manor) and mixer Adrien Bushby (Placebo, Foo Fighters), The Goat was released in January 2019, while the band were midway through an epic European tour with Monster Magnet. The album received rave reviews and cemented Puppy’s status as the oddballs of up & coming Heavy music.


In support of the album, the band recorded a live set at BBC’s iconic Maida Vale studios (their second), and racked up festival appearances everywhere from Glastonbury to Bloodstock Open Air. That year also saw PUPPY travel to the US for the first time, selling out a headline show in Brooklyn’s iconic St Vitus Bar for Revolver Magazine, as well as heading to Texas for that year’s SXSW festival. Without missing a beat, the band saw out the year by releasing a surprise EP, ‘iii’, which drew inspiration from their favourite Steve Albini led productions of the 80’s and 90’s, stripping their dense sound back to its rawest components. The band then set out on a lengthy European run with Norwegian stoner-punks Bokassa to promote the record before returning home to begin writing again for their 2nd full length album.