PUPPY have today released the video for new single ‘My Offer’. The single is taken off the bands upcoming album Pure Evil out 6th May via Rude Records.
The band spoke on the new song and said – “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.”
The band continues abut the video – “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.”
‘My Offer’ is the 5th single to be taken from ‘Pure Evil’, ‘My Offer’ follows ‘Shame,’ ‘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.
The band recently launched pre-orders for the record, due on May 6th, pre-orders 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
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. Earlier this week the band announce that Inhuman Nature and Oversize will be supporting the band on the upcoming tour. Puppy have also recently 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.
The full list of PUPPY May ‘Pure Evil’ headline dates are below.
Support from Inhuman Nature (Manchester-London) Oversize (Exeter-Leeds):
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)
Jock Norton – Guitars, Vocals
Billy Howard – Drums
Will Michael – Bass, Vocals