Toronto punk heroes PUP – comprised of Stefan Babcock,Nestor Chumak, Zack Mykula, and Steve Sladkowski – released their incredible, ambitious and aptly titled fourth album,“THE UNRAVELING OF PUPTHEBAND”, earlier this year. The record earned universal acclaim and a slew of sold-out shows. With perfect timing as they kick off their run of UK shows, the band today release the “PUP Unravels Live In Front Of Everyone They Know” EP. The four-track offering was recorded across multiple shows in the band’s hometown of Toronto earlier this year.
The band have today released a fan footage live video for “PUPTHEBAND Inc Is Filing For Bankruptcy” (Live in Toronto / 2022). Give it a watch HERE.
“Hometown shows always kinda trip me out”, says Babcock. “On one hand, they are the most fun shows to play. Toronto has always rallied behind us and we are so lucky to feel that love. But they are also stressful because you don’t want to screw up in front of everyone you know. All of our families, friends, frenemies, the guy who used to sell me weed at the Wendy’s Drivethru, kids I went to elementary school with, my parents’ neighbours. It’s a lot. I think that sort of anxious chaotic energy is captured on these recordings. PUP live is PUP at our best and also at our worst. Raw, scrappy, and holding on for dear life”.
“THE UNRAVELING OF PUPTHEBAND” was recorded and mixed over the course of five weeks in the summer of 2021, in GRAMMY Award-winning producer Peter Katis’ bat-filled mansion in Connecticut. Full of typically furious, ridiculous and anthemic songs, the recording process allowed PUP to push themselves further than ever before. With more time in the studio, they were able to craft their songs sonically in a way they were unable to in the past, and allowed themselves to incorporate new instruments like piano, synths, horns, and more for the first time. Though made in madness-inducing isolation (aside from Peter and the bats, of course), PUP were remotely joined on the album by Sarah from illuminati hotties, Kathryn from NOBRO, Mel from Casper Skulls, and Erik from Remo Drive. The result is not just the next PUP record, but the *most* PUP record.
PUP EUROPEAN TOUR 2022
23rd October – Paris, FR @ Backstage @
24th October – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique @
25th October – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg @
26th October – Köln, DE @ Luxor @
28th October – Berlin, DE @ So36 @
29th October – Warsaw, PL @ Hybrydy @
30th October – Prague, CZ @ Rock Café @
1st November – Milan, IT @ Bloom @
2nd November – Munich, DE @ Strom @
3rd November – Hamburg, DE @ Molotow @
5th November – Copenhagen, DK @ Pumpehuset ^
7th November – Barcelona, ES – Sala Bóveda %
8th November – Madrid, ES – Sala Independance %
9th November – Tenerife, ES – Cultural %
@ with support from Pom Pom Squad
^ with support from Poptones
% with support from Pinpilinpussies
For more information please visit: https://www.puptheband.com/#tour