PUPPY announce a UK headline tour through December 2021, with support on all dates from Inhuman Nature and with Gender Roles in London (only)

Ticket link for all shows – HERE

Watch the video for recent single ‘Angel’ – HERE

The bands largest headline show to date is ‘A Night Of Pure Evil’ at The Garage in London, December 17th – TICKETS

Following on from their recent announcement of a London show on December 17th at The Garage, London 3-piece PUPPY can today announce a full set of UK headline dates that will precede this show. The band will start off in Bristol on the 12th December, before hitting up Southampton, Leeds, leicester, Manchester and finally, London. Support on all dates comes from the hugely exciting Inhuman Nature, with Gender Roles also added as main support in London.

“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

ALL of the PUPPY UK headline shows:
Sun 12 Dec 2021 Bristol, England The Exchange with Inhuman Nature
Mon 13 Dec 2021 Southampton, England The Joiners with Inhuman Nature
Tue 14 Dec 2021 Leeds, England Brudenell Social Club with Inhuman Nature
Wed 15 Dec 2021 Leicester, England Firebug with Inhuman Nature
Thu 16 Dec 2021 Manchester, England The Deaf Institute with Inhuman Nature
Fri 17 Dec 2021 London, England The Garage with Gender Roles main support, Inhuman Nature 1st on

These dates follow the bands recent new single ‘Angel’ through their new label, Rude Records. Look out for more new music news coming very soon. The band have also been able to play 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.


A little bit about PUPPY:
PUPPY formed in 2015 when school friends Jock Norton (vocals, guitar) and Billy Howard (drums) met bass player Will Michael while working in a London bar; the three bonded by playing the soundtrack to cult 80s comedy Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and figuring out that Norton and Michael’s voices worked nicely together on Karaoke versions of Van Halen & Metallica.  Later that same year, the band released their eponymous debut EP, a joyful blend of swooning Power Pop and beer-guzzling Heavy Metal, that quickly earned comparisons to acts like TheSmashing Pumpkins, Dinosaur Jr and ‘Weezer fronted by Papa Emiritus of Ghost’ (Noisey). Early tracks “Forever” and “The Great Beyond” were picked up and used in the mammoth video game series Guitar Hero, opening up the fledgling group up to a huge new audience and satisfying their axe wielding inner-children at the same time.  

A second EP quickly followed in 2016, and “Vol ii” saw the band take their first major steps into the live sphere, with UK festival appearances at Download and 2000 Trees, rounding out a healthy run of tours with acts like Creeper and CKY. In between European tours with Kvelertak and Turbowolf, the band retreated to the studio in England to begin work on their debut album. The result of a lengthy recording process with producers Tom Dalgety (Ghost, Royal Blood), Neil Kennedy (Creeper, Boston Manor) and mixer Adrien Bushby (Placebo, Foo Fighters), The Goat was released in January 2019, while the band were midway through an epic European tour with Monster Magnet. The album received rave reviews and cemented Puppy’s status as the oddballs of up & coming Heavy music.

In support of the album, the band recorded a live set at BBC’s iconic Maida Vale studios (their second), and racked up festival appearances everywhere from Glastonbury to Bloodstock Open Air. That year also saw PUPPY travel to the US for the first time, selling out a headline show in Brooklyn’s iconic St Vitus Bar for Revolver Magazine, as well as heading to Texas for that year’s SXSW festival. Without missing a beat, the band saw out the year by releasing a surprise EP, ‘iii’, which drew inspiration from their favourite Steve Albini led productions of the 80’s and 90’s, stripping their dense sound back to its rawest components. The band then set out on a lengthy European run with Norwegian stoner-punks Bokassa to promote the record before returning home to begin writing again for their 2nd full length album.

PUPPY are:
Jock Norton – Guitars, Vocals
Billy Howard – Drums
Will Michael – Bass, Vocals

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