SUPPORT FOR ‘THE KISS’
“Delivers wave after wave of pulsating and powerful riffing and melodic triumph, feeling nostalgically familiar yet intensely fresh.”
Rock Sound (UK)
Premiered on BBC Radio 1’s The Rock Show w/ Dan Carter
UK-based grunge three-piece Puppy have just revealed their commanding new single ‘The Kiss’, out via Rude Records. The single is accompanied with a music video – directed by Jacek Smarz.
Written and produced by the band, singer/guitarist Jock Norton explains a little bit about the song. “’The Kiss’ 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 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 four years ago, so at a vote of 2 to 1 (sorry Bill), we decided to release the new one.”
Explaining a bit about the wonderful video for ‘The Kiss’, drummer Billy Howard says, “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.”
‘The Kiss’ follow the bands recent single ‘Angel‘, as well as their three back-to-back, sold out live shows at the incredible Signature Brewery in East London (in June), in between their time in the studio working on new music.
The London three-piece have also announced a full set of UK headline dates. The band will start off in Bristol on the 12th of December, before hitting up Southampton, Leeds, Leicester, Manchester and finally, London at The Garage on the 17th December. Support on all dates comes from the hugely exciting Inhuman Nature, with Gender Roles also added as main support in London.
‘The Kiss’ is available worldwide now, via Rude Records
UK TOUR DATES
SUN 12 DEC | THE EXCHANGE, BRISTOL UK
MON 13 DEC | THE JOINERS, SOUTHAMPTON UK
TUE 14 DEC | BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB, LEEDS UK
WED 15 DEC | FIREBUG, LEICESTER UK
THU 16 DEC | THE DEAF INSTITUTE, MANCHESTER UK
FRI 17 DEC | THE GARAGE, LONDON UK