Puppy’s New Video Is Cultish Fun And We Love It
Puppy have created a video for new single, Demons. Directed and produced by Puppy drummer Billy Howard Price, the video delves into their recent exploration of ‘Ascension & Transcendence’, which you might have seen the band express an interest in on Kerrang!’s Facebook page over the weekend:
[insert very weak joke about Puppy bringing new meaning to the term ‘cult band’ here]. From the band:
“The song is about learning to live with and accept your demons, and how they can even have a positive impact on your life. For the video we wanted to create something inspired by various cults, quasi-religions & pseudo-sciences that literally sell the notion that they can free you from unhappiness. Which is of course a lie as true happiness can only come from buying the music & merchandise of Puppy.”
Watch the video for Demons right here:
ALLLLLSOOO, Puppy have been in the studio working on their debut album with producer Tom Dalgety (Ghost, Royal Blood, Killing Joke); Demons is the first taste of new music from that forthcoming record, no release date yet though.
They’ve also reissued their reworked EP, Vol II, on CD and vinyl via Spinefarm Records. This new six-track version has been remastered and expanded, with video track Beast now featured, and pressed onto crystal clear vinyl with extra artwork elements added. Catch that at the bottom of this post, and play it loud.
One in every 20 of the vinyl versions contains a surprise treat from the band; these include polaroids, hand-written notes and drawings. Cute! Go get a copy here.
Puppy are currently on tour as main support to Kvelertak across 4 UK dates. These gigs, as well as a few of their additional headline shows plus three in support of the mighty Raging Speedhorn, are listed below…
Oct 23 The Haunt, Brighton w/Kvelertak
Oct 24 Jimmy’s, Manchester
Oct 25 Think Tank, Newcastle w/Kvelertak
Oct 26 Audio, Glasgow
Oct 27 Corporation, Sheffield w/Kvelertak
Oct 28 Asylum Bar and Venue, Birmingham
Oct 29 Rescue Rooms, Nottingham w/Kvelertak
Oct 30 Boston Music Room, London
Nov 24 The Parish, Huddersfield w/ Raging Speedhorn
Nov 25 The Anvil, Bournemouth w/ Raging Speedhorn
Nov 26 Firebug, Leicester w/ Raging Speedhorn
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