Puppy have unveiled a new track called ‘The Kiss’

By Dom Smith
By November 15, 2021 News, Videos, Videos Of The Week

The mighty PUPPY return with a brand new single and video ‘The Kiss’, released through Rude Records today, November 15th. Its release follows a world exclusive first play last night with the Radio 1 Rock Show, presented by Daniel P Carter.

Written and produced by the band, singer/guitarist Jock Norton explains a little bit about the song – “The Kiss” actually and 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 just 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 4 years ago, so at a vote of 2 to 1 (sorry Bill) we decided to release the new one. We hope you enjoy it.”

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.”

Live wise, the London 3 piece also have a full set of UK headline dates announced and on sale now. The band will start off in Bristol on the 12th 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.

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 first on.


‘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. Look out for some 2022 festival announcements soon.

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