Puppy have announced that their debut album The Ghost will be released on January 28th via Spinefarm Records. The group have also revealed their UK tour dates.
After premiering lead single Black Hole on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter, it’s now available on all platforms.
Talking about the single, vocalist/guitarist Jack Norton said: “We chose Black Hole as the lead single because we felt that, both lyrically and musically, it really sums up the vibe of the album as a whole – fun and upbeat, but with a dark, sinister element underpinning the whole thing.”
It’s been a long time coming for Puppy, who have spent years trying to perfect their sound for the debut LP. The music video for the single was made to show audiences what the band have gone through during the recording process.
“With the video, we wanted to reflect that and to show a bit of what’s gone into recording our music,” expanded Norton.
“This record has been nearly two years in the making, and in that time we’ve been on a lot of tours and spent a lot of time together in various studios, so we had a good supply of video footage covering it all.”
But it’s not all happy days – and Puppy have had to whether their fair share of storms. But they have, and come out the other side as a stronger unit.
“What we ended up capturing over that period, in the studio and on camera, turned out to be far more sinister and malevolent than we initially imagined,” explained the singer. “I think the album is better for it.”
Puppy’s nine-date headline UK tour kicks off on September 1st. Support across all shows comes from Grove Street Families.
HEADLINE UK TOUR DATES: –
01 – Huddersfield, The Parish
02 – Liverpool, Sound Basement
03 – Oxford, The Cellar
04 – Leicester, The Cookie
05 – Southampton, Joiners
06 – Brighton, Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
07 – Newport, Le Pub
08 – Sheffield, Corporation
12 – London, The Borderline