Puppy Premiere “My Offer” Music Video

Puppy have premiered a new video for their new song “My Offer.” This track is from the band’s new album “Pure Evil,” which will be released on May 6.

The group commented:

“The mission statement for our new album ‘Pure Evil’ was to reach into every corner of our musical interests and put together something that felt free and fun. ‘My Offer’ is (hopefully) both of those things and a pretty rare instance of us pushing the tempo up a bit. In true Puppy fashion however, we had to throw the nastiest, sludgiest riff on the record in there halfway through just to stop things getting too stale. It’s one of the new tracks we’re most excited about playing live for sure.”

“We made the video for the track using an iPhone face-hacking app normally used for lip sync videos on Tik Tok, turning the technology instead onto scenes & characters from our favourite paintings by Hieronymous Bosch. ‘The Last Judgement’ and ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’ are two triptychs which juxtapose fantastic images of divine purity & grandeur with some of the most nightmarish & grotesque visuals ever painted; idealised visions of pastel purity & Edenic excess rub up against strange, bestial creatures which torture one-another amidst Hellish tableaus. It all feels very Heavy Metal somehow.

We figured that if anything could make these eerie creatures more surreal & unnerving, having them sing along to the latest Puppy track might be a good place to start.”

Puppy Premiere “Shame” Music Video

Puppy have premiered a new video for their latest single “Shame.” This track is from the band’s new album “Pure Evil,” which will be released on May 6.

The group commented:

“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.”

Puppy Premiere New Song “Shame”

Puppy have premiered a new song titled “Shame.” This track is from the band’s new album “Pure Evil,” which will be released on May 6. The group commented:

“‘Shame‘ is possibly our favourite song on the album (although they’re all stone cold rippers). It marks a big step forward for us creatively in our minds because you’ve still got all the hallmarks of our “sound” (sweet harmony guitars, sad boi lyrics), but set against these big snappy groove between the drums and bass. We wanted you to be able to blast it out your low rider with the windows down whilst analysing your life choices and maybe crying a bit.”

Puppy Premiere “…And Watched It Glow” Music Video

Puppy have premiered a new video for their latest single “…And Watched It Glow.” This track is from the band’s new album “Pure Evil,” which will be released on May 6.

The group commented:

“This was a really fun track to write. The germ of the idea came from tuning our guitars as low as we could get them and just playing this obnoxious drone at this head nodding slow tempo. That musical brashness fed into the lyrics as well, and the whole thing kind of became a bit of an anthem about doing things your own way and having fun with it. Even the album title ‘Pure Evil‘ is sort of a call-back to the parent bothering titles of Reagan-era Heavy Metal and how joyously churlish that attitude was. We wanted to approach the video for ‘…And Watched it Glow‘ in a similar manner, especially with it coinciding with our album announcement.”

Puppy To Release New Album “Pure Evil” In May, Premiere New Song “…And Watched It Glow”

Puppy have announced that their new album, “Pure Evil,” will be released on May 6. You can check out the effort’s latest single, “…And Watched It Glow,” below:

Jock Norton said the following about the new record:

“We had to dig fairly deep to find the purpose in doing any of it, because the global narrative was rightly shifted to more important things. But I think to be honest that sort of introspection had filtered through into other aspects of our lives, so being able to record this album sort of gave us a bit of purpose and something to cling on to.

Ultimately for us we wanted to feel engaged and productive and useful, even if it was only for ourselves and each other. Like I said, there’d be times when it would feel a bit meaningless, but getting to a place where you’re comfortable with that and happy to let the work be it’s own reward really helped us grow as a band and as people I think.”

He also added the following about the title:

“I think we all liked how dumb it sounded. But then the dichotomy of the two words really resonated as well. Broadly speaking I think we’ve always tried to combine classic pop songwriting with a love of heavier music, and on this album I think we take that a step further with some of our loudest moments combined with some of our sweetest.

It feels like a nice way to say something about the band and our ethos while ultimately still being able to call it something stupid.”

Puppy Premiere “The Kiss” Music Video

Puppy have premiered a new song titled “The Kiss.” You can find an official video for that track below:

Jock Norton said the following about the song:

“‘The Kiss‘ actually and came out of songwriting sessions for our first album ‘The Goat‘. For whatever reason it was left by the wayside, but when we started recording new material across the last year or so we decided to try laying down a proper version of it just to see how it would sound (and because we were too lazy to come up with any new songs). What we ended up with sounded way better than the acoustic version Billy had on his phone from 4 years ago, so at a vote of 2 to 1 (sorry Bill) we decided to release the new one. We hope you enjoy it.”

Billy Howard also added the following about the video:

“We teamed up with Jacek Smarz, a mysterious and enigmatic long term friend of the band, who created the batshit animations that serve as a pretty good visual representation of where our heads were at when we were recording the music. It’s the first time we’ve shared creative duties on a video with someone not in the band, and we are shocked and horrified to find the amazing difference it makes when you hand over control to someone actually knows what they’re doing.”

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