Toronto punks Pup sign to Sideonedummy Records!
Hand-picked for NME’s Award Show in London; Announce European Tour Dates – Performing at BrooklynVegan all ages show at Death By Audio this Thursday, December 12 – New Album Out Spring 2014
Los Angeles, CA (December 9, 2014) – SideOneDummy Records is stoked to announce the signing of Toronto-based punks PUP. An undeniably infectious band with reckless, visceral energy oozing from their every pore, PUP will release their debut LP in Spring 2014. Before that, however, they’ll be playing NME’s Award Show this February in London to be followed by a string of European tour dates. And U.S. fans, fear not– PUP will also be performing (and likely destroying) a BrooklynVegan presented show this Thursday, December 12 at Death By Audio alongside Chumped, Slow Warm Death and more. “We’re really excited to be working with PUP. Their explosive sound and energy caught our attention immediately and we can’t wait to help spread that across the globe,” says SideOneDummy co-founder Bill Armstrong. And needless to say, the band is pretty stoked too. Vocalist Stefan Babcock says: “We’re humbled to be working with SideOneDummy. This is a label that we all grew up listening to. It’s one of the labels that is largely responsible for getting the four of us into punk rock in the first place. We wouldn’t be the band we are today without those seminal SideOne releases. Signing with them has been a serious trip.” In just two short years, PUP has taken both Canada and the U.S. by storm, sharing stages with the likes of Fucked Up, Titus Andronicus, So So Glos, Yuck, Cancer Bats and more.
CATCH PUP ON THE ROAD:
Thurs Dec 12 – US – BrooklynVegan Holiday Show – Death By Audio
Fri Dec 13 – Canada – Ottawa, ON – Gabba Hey
Thurs Dec 19 – Canada – Hamilton, ON – This Ain’t Hollywood w/ Cancer Bats
Fri Dec 20 – Canada – Peterborough, ON – Red Dog w/ Cancer Bats
Sat Dec 21 – Canada – Kitchener, ON – Club Wax w/ Cancer Bats
Fri Jan 31 – Canada – Toronto, ON – The Garrison
Weds Feb 5 – UK – London – NME Awards Show @ The Miller
Thurs Feb 6 – UK – Bristol – Exchange
Fri Feb 7 – UK – Manchester – Soup Kitchen
Sat Feb 8 – UK – Glasgow – King Tuts
Sun Feb 9 – UK – Birmingham – The Flapper
Mon Feb 10 – UK – Nottingham – Bodega
Tues Feb 11 – UK – Cambridge – The Portland
Weds Feb 12 – UK – Southampton – The Joiners
Watch PUP’s gruesome/awesome music video for ‘RESERVOIR’
“Reservoir is about taking responsibility for your own happiness and not letting people dick you around and bring you down just cause they’re too lazy to try and change.” – vocalist STEFAN BABCOCK
“It’s a tricky balance between aggression and pop and they get it just right.” – STEREOGUM
“Catchy, anthemic and raw as hell.” – BROOKLYN VEGAN
“Fiery tracks packed with scorching guitars and hooky melodies.” – EXCLAIM!
“Loud, brash and melodic.” – CHROMEWAVES