Puppy Announce December UK Tour

Puppy have announced a December UK tour. Inhuman Nature will open.

Tour Dates:

12/12 Bristol, UK – The Exchange
12/13 Southampton, UK – The Joiners
12/14 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
12/15 Leicester, UK – Firebug
12/16 Manchester, UK – The Deaf Institute
12/17 London, UK – The Garage (with Gender Roles)

Puppy commented:

“After sustained bouts of pressure from our musical peers, the media, and leading political figures, we have finally yielded and agreed to embark on one of our legendary UK tours. For a nominal fee, our “fans” will be able to come and watch us “play” a selection of “songs” from our back catalogue as well as being our first chance to road test a bunch of absolute face melters we’ve been cooking up over the last year.

Joining us on this mighty quest are legendary shredders Inhuman Nature, and for our hometown throw-down in London we will be also blessed with the presence of Gender Roles. Come punch yourself in the face in the front row while all three bands launch riff after riff straight into your minds why don’t you?”

Puppy Premiere New Song “Angel”

Puppy have premiered a new song titled “Angel.” You can find a lyric video for that track below:

The band commented:

“During 2020 we focused on trying to write the best album the world had ever heard. Our goal for this first single was to combine the power of ‘November Rain‘, ‘Purple Rain‘ and ‘Can you Stand the Rain‘ times 1000. I think you’ll all agree that we massively succeeded.”

They also added the following about the lyric video:

“We at Puppy have always wanted to incorporate the world of gaming into what we do. With the video for our new single ‘Angel’, we all felt that the time was right to branch out into the world on technology. When our initial proposal for a fully immersive Oculus Rift sci-fi fantasy in which our topless avatars do battle with intergalactic warlords was dismissed as ‘really expensive’ and ‘not at all believable’, we quickly suggested a Final Fantasy style concept in which incredibly muscular versions of ourselves went on quests and solved puzzles with giant axes.

This was also apparently ‘a terrible idea’. Our next approach involved a physically interactive training pod module in the style of Michael Jackson’s Space Scramble Training, in which we’d guide players on a perilous mission to Uranus. Our label threatened to drop us when we sent over the treatment.

And so we moved back, one console at a time, between operating systems and decades, until we arrived at the 8 bit capabilities of the NES, the only graphics system simple and cheap enough for us to try and imitate by ourselves. The result is our new video for ‘Angel’, a (not at all) immersive 8-bit gothic fantasy designed and animated by us with love and affection. We hope you enjoy x”

In other news, Puppy have also announced that they will be playing a headlining show at The Garage in London, England on December 17. The group are also set to perform at the Upsurge Festival in London on August 30.

Megadeth, Descendents, Northlane, Etc. Added To 2021 UK Download Festival

More bands have been added to the 2021 UK Download Festival. The event will take place at Donington Park on June 4-6 and the updated daily lineups can be found below.

Lineup:

June 4:

Main Stage:

KISS
A Day To Remember
Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes
Black Veil Brides
Theory Of A Deadman
Wayward Sons

Second Stage:

Megadeth
The Distillers
Airbourne
Lacuna Coil
Myles Kennedy & Company
Ayron Jones

Avalanche Stage:

Sleep Token
Tiny Moving Parts
Hot Milk
Gender Roles
Press Club
Wargasm

The Dogtooth Stage:

Electric Wizard
Blues Pills
Bokasa
Tempt
A.A. Williams
Dead Poet Society
Cellar Door Moon Crow
The Scratch
JJ Wilde

June 5:

Main Stage:

Biffy Clyro
Deftones
Gojira
The Pretty Reckless
Monster Truck
Those Damn Crows

Second Stage:

Killswitch Engage
Mastodon
Daughtry
Bush
The Wildhearts
Poppy
Stone Broken

Avalanche Stage:

Funeral For A Friend
Creeper
The Faim
Employed To Serve
Holding Absence
Loathe
Puppy
Salem
Blackout Problems

The Dogtooth Stage:

Sepultura
Obituary
Dying Fetus
Bleed From Within
Venom Prison
Will Haven
Higher Power
Joyous Wolf
Lotus Eater
Dead Label
Uncured
Temples On Mars

June 6:

Main Stage:

System Of A Down
Korn
Volbeat
Rise Against
Alestorm
Powerwolf
Northlane
Wage War

Second Stage:

Steel Panther
The Darkness
Skillet
Baroness
Of Mice & Men
P.O.D.
Massive Wagons
The Last Internationale
Control The Storm

Avalanche Stage:

Descendents
Boston Manor
The Skints
Marianas Trench
Jamie Lenman
The Hara
Cemetery Sun
Dead Posey
Static Dress

The Dogtooth Stage:

Myles Kennedy (acoustic set)
Haken
Twin Temple
Spiritbox
Fire From The Gods
Kill The Lights
Modern Error
Phoxjaw
Anchor Lane
Renounced
The Injester

System Of A Down, KISS, Biffy Clyro, Etc. Set For 2021 Download Festival

The initial lineup has been revealed for the 2021 UK Download Festival. The event will take place at Donington Park on June 4-6 and it will feature System Of A Down, KISS, Biffy Clyro, and more.

Here’s the daily lineups:

June 4:

Main Stage:

Kiss
A Day To Remember
Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes
Black Veil Brides
Theory Of A Deadman
Wayward Sons

Second Stage:

The Distillers
Airbourne
Lacuna Coil
Myles Kennedy & Company
Hatari

Avalanche Stage:

Sleep Token
Tiny Moving Parts
Hot Milk
Gender Roles
Press Club
Wargasm

The Dogtooth Stage:

Electric Wizard
Blues Pills
Bokasa
Tempt
A.A. Williams
Cellar Door Moon Crow
JJ Wilde

June 5:

Main Stage:

Biffy Clyro
Deftones
Gojira
The Pretty Reckless
Those Damn Crows

Second Stage:

Killswitch Engage
Mastodon
Daughtry
Bush
The Wildhearts
Poppy
Stone Broken

Avalanche Stage:

Funeral For A Friend
Creeper
The Faim
Employed To Serve
Holding Absence
Loathe
Puppy
Blackout Problems

The Dogtooth Stage:

Sepultura
Obituary
Dying Fetus
Bleed From Within
Will Haven
Higher Power
Joyous Wolf
Lotus Eater
Dead Label

June 6:

Main Stage:

System Of A Down
Korn
Volbeat
Rise Against
Alestorm
Powerwolf
Wage War

Second Stage:

Steel Panther
The Darkness
Skillet
Baroness
Of Mice & Men
P.O.D.
The Last Internationale
Control The Storm

Avalanche Stage:

Marianas Trench
Jamie Lenman
The Hara
Cemetery Sun
Dead Posey

The Dogtooth Stage:

Myles Kennedy (acoustic set)
Haken
Twin Temple
Spiritbox
Kill The Lights
Modern Error
Phoxjaw
Anchor Lane
Temples On Mars

Puppy Premiere “Powder Blue” Video

Puppy have premiered a new video for their song “Powder Blue.” This track is from the band’s latest EP “III.”

The group commented:

“‘Powder Blue‘ is the first song on our last EP, ‘iii‘. We called it that because it was our third EP, and because there are three of us in the band. For whatever reason, triptychs, triplets, three-pieces, and trilogies felt quite important to us at that point.

The whole idea with the songs on ‘iii‘ was that they should sound like what they are: three people in a room together, with little-to-no over-dubs, add-ons, or studio wizardry. It’s fitting then that, because of world events, the video ended up mirroring this concept in its simplicity.

We had a lot of ambitious ideas for this video going into it, and for many reasons these didn’t exactly play out how we’d hoped. But we like this video now precisely because of its limitations; because, like the EP, it’s a record of three people coming together to try and make something bigger than the sum of their parts. The fact that we failed miserably doesn’t seem to matter as much now.”

Alter Bridge, Mastodon, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Etc. Added To UK Download Festival

Over 40 more bands have been added to the UK Download Festival. That event will take place at Donington Park on June 12-14 and the updated daily stage lineups can be found below.

June 12:

Main Stage:

KISS
Deftones
Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes
Black Veil Brides
Motionless In White
Theory Of A Deadman
Wayward Sons

Second Stage:

The Offspring
The Distillers
Airbourne
Lacuna Coil
Amaranthe
Hatari
The Glorious Sons

The Avalanche Stage:

The Menzingers
PUP
Tiny Moving Parts
Sleep Token
Gender Roles
Press Club
Wargasm

The Dogtooth Stage:

Electric Wizard
Blues Pills
British Lion
Will Haven
Bokassa
Tempt
Cellar Door Moon Crow
JJ Wilde

June 13:

Main Stage:

Iron Maiden
Alter Bridge
Gojira
The Pretty Reckless
The Raven Age

Second Stage:

Killswitch Engage
Mastodon
Daughtry
3 Doors Down
Bush
The Wildhearts
Stone Broken

The Avalanche Stage:

Funeral For A Friend
Employed To Serve
Holding Absence
Loathe
Puppy
Sullii
Blackout Problems

The Dogtooth Stage:

Sepultura
Obituary
Dying Fetus
Chelsea Grin
Fire From The Gods
Bleed From Within
Higher Power
Lotus Eater
Dead Label
Uncured

June 14:

Main Stage:

System Of A Down
Korn
Volbeat
BABYMETAL
Alestorm
Powerwolf
Thy Art Is Murder
Wage War

Second Stage:

Disturbed
The Darkness
Skillet
Baroness
Of Mice & Men
P.O.D.
Wednesday 13
The Laste Internationale

The Avalanche Stage:

Bowling For Soup
Lit
The Skints
Marianas Trench
Milk Teeth
The Hara
Cemetery Sun
Dead Posey

The Dogtooth Stage:

Periphery
Northlane
Haken
Polyphia
Twin Temple
SHVPES
Kill The Lights
Heavy Lungs
Modern Error
Renounced

Volbeat, Killswitch Engage, BABYMETAL, Etc. Added To 2020 UK Download Festival

More bands have been added to the 2020 UK Download Festival. The event will take place in Donington, UK on June 12-14 and the updated daily lineups can be seen below:

June 12: KISS, Deftones, The Offspring, Black Veil Brides, Airbourne, Theory Of A Deadman, Wayward Sons, PUP, Tiny Moving parts, Electric Wizard, Blues Pills, British Lion, Bokassa, Cellar Door Moon Crow, and Wargasm.

June 13: Iron Maiden, Gojira, Killswitch Engage, The Pretty Reckless, Daughtry, Bush, The Wildhearts, Stone Broken, Obituary, Dying Fetus, The Last Internationale, Puppy, Blackout Problems, Chelsea Grin, Bleed From Within, Lotus Eater, Dead Label, and Uncured.

June 14: System Of A Down, Korn, Volbeat, Disturbed, BABYMETAL, Skillet, Baroness, Alestorm, Powerwolf, Periphery, Of Mice & Men, P.O.D., Wednesday 13, Lit, Marianas Trench, and Dead Posey.

Puppy Release New EP “III”

Puppy have surprise released a new EP titled “III.” The effort is available on various streaming services and the band had the following to say about it:

“Three is the number of time. Past, present and future. Three years have passed since we released vol ii, so we present you with this. Here’s to the future.”

“III” Track Listing:

01. “Powder Blue”
02. “Agatha”
03. “_Fig.1”
04. “Serotonin”
05. “Charms”
06. “_Fig.2”
07. “Star Of The Sea”
08. “Letterbomb”

Puppy Premiere “Poor Me” Music Video

Puppy have premiered a new video for their song “Poor Me.“ This track is from the band’s latest album “The Goat.”

Drummer Billy Price commented:

“Going into this video we wanted to try make a kind of nonsensical YouTube tutorial-cum-pound land Ted Talk. There’s a lot of content online (& elsewhere) that presents incredibly complex information as being very simple and easy.

But, whether it’s taking apart a laptop with your bare hands, or curing insomnia through breathing exercises, a lot of these kinds of tasks are actually quite difficult to do. Certainly for us as a band anyway. But whilst you might never really optimise your wellbeing or fix the weird sound coming out of your amp or whatever, it can be kind of satisfying watching someone else fix these deeply intricate things with a Zen-like ease. It’s somehow quite calming.

Anyway, with this in mind, we wanted to try approach the lyrical and tonal themes of ‘Poor Me‘ with the energy of a Youtuber conveying wildly elaborate instructions to a totally confused viewer. The resultant video may not be of any practical use at all, but it might serve as some useful distraction. Or maybe even be somehow quite calming.”

Puppy Premiere “Bathe In Blood” Music Video, Announce April UK Tour

Puppy have premiered a new video for their new song “Bathe In Blood.” This track is from their new album “The Goat,” which will be released on January 25.

In other news , the group have also announced a UK tour:

04/17 Southampton, UK – Joiners
04/18 Bristol, UK – The Exchange
04/19 Birmingham, UK – The Flapper
04/20 Manchester, UK – Star And Garter
04/21 Glasgow, UK – Garage Attic
04/22 Newcastle, UK – Think Tank
04/23 Nottingham, UK – Bodega Social Club
04/24 Leeds, UK – Brundenell Social Club
04/25 London, UK – Underworld