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Canadian Punks PUP Release Album & Announce Aussie Tour

PUP The Dream Is Over

In what many have considered the biggest announcement of the week, Canadian punk rockers PUP have released their sophomore album and announced they’re heading down under in October! The quartet will be coming to Australia in support of their 10-track collection ‘The Dream Is Over’, released last week.

Fast drums, scratchy guitars, and loud vocals dominate the album in a tribute to everything that defines punk music. Each track is rebellious, noisy and really addictive!

Forming in Ontario back in 2013 under the name Topanga, the band renamed to PUP (short for Pathetic Use of Potential) after learning the name was copyrighted by Disney.

Their 2013 debut self-titled album scored them a cult following worldwide, led by their breakout thrashy and carefree single and music video DVP.

So why is their second full-length album called ‘The Dream Is Over’? These were the exact words that a doctor said to frontman Stefan Babcock on discovering his vocal chords had suffered “pretty aggressive haemorrhaging”.

Was this surprising news to Babcock? Not really, considering the 4-piece had played over 450 shows following the release of their previous self-titled album. Was he going to accept the news? Hell no!

“It’s a f*ck you to that doctor who told me I may never sing again,” said Babcock of the album title.

“It’s a f*ck you directed at ourselves for every single moment we ever took for granted. And it’s a shotty reminder that shit happens and expectations change but we’re still doing what we wanna do. This is life. This is the f*cking dream.”

This “no f*cks given” attitude is clearly front and centre in their music video for super-cheeky If This Tour Doesn’t Kill You, I Will, with lyrics like “I wish you’d never been born at all”.

Check out the music video and PUP’s Australian tour dates below!

PUP 2016 Australian Tour

Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
The Brightside, Brisbane
The Reverence Hotel, Melbourne

Get Tickets HERE