Walk on stage with Canadian fun-punks PUP at their riotous Leeds Brudenell Club show

The band and crowd were on full, frantic form

Canadian punks PUP recently barrelled their way around a bunch of the UK’s sweatiest venues, bringing ace new album ‘Morbid Stuff’ to their feverish fanbase.

NME joined the four-piece in Leeds at The Brudenell Social Club, for the UK run’s final date. A show packed with stage-diving, crowd-surfing and the ever-inevitable “Yorrrrrrkshire” chants, PUP went one further, introducing their Leeds faithful to ‘PUP-aoke’, a fan-led run-through of old single ‘Reservoir’. It had… mixed results.

We went backstage, on-stage and in the pit at the Brudenell Social Club, to bring you all the madness of PUP’s incomparably brilliant live show. Watch the full video above. If you want a piece of the action yourself, catch them in August and November, when they return to European shores for two more rounds. Full dates for that are as follows:

Aug 9th | Punk Rock Holiday, Tolmin, SI
Aug 14th | Bay Fest, Bellaria-Igea Marina, IT
Aug 18th | Highfield Festival, Grosspösna, DE
Aug 17th | Pukkelpop, Hasselt, BE
Aug 20th | Rough Trade, Bristol, UK
Aug 21st | Rough Trade, Nottingham, UK
Aug 23rd | Reading Festival, UK
Aug 24th | Leeds Festival, UK
Nov 6th | Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL

Nov 7th | Luxor, Cologne, DE
Nov 9th | Loppen, Copenhagen, DK
Nov 10th | Knust, Hamburg, DE
Nov 11th | Bi Nuu, Berlin, DE
Nov 13th | Club Chelsea, Vienna, AT
Nov 14th | Backstage Halle, Munich, DE 
Nov 15th | Ohibo, Milan, IT 
Nov 17th | Trix, Antwerp, BE
Nov 18th | Le Trabendo, Paris, FR
Nov 21st | Electric Ballroom, London, UK 
Nov 22nd | SWX, Bristol, UK
Nov 23rd | Academy 2, Birmingham, UK 
Nov 25th | Stylus, Leeds, UK 
Nov 26th | The Garage, Glasgow, UK 
Nov 28th | The Riverside, Newcastle, UK 
Nov 29th | Academy 2, Manchester, UK
Nov 30th | The Loft, Southampton, UK


In NME‘s recent four-star review of ‘Morbid Stuff’, we dubbed the band’s third full-length “a refreshing, sarcastic antidote to fighting misery with the usual greetings card-meets-motivational poster sentiment,” and declared, “‘Morbid Stuff’ secures PUP’s position at the top of the present-day punk rock pile. By eschewing the feel-good fakery of some of their peers, they’ve cracked something far more unifying than meaningless, posi-punk platitudes. After all, sometimes when you really feel like shit, it’s more fun to kick the dirt around.”