PUP have dropped details of new live EP, ‘PUP UNRAVELS LIVE IN FRONT OF EVERYONE THEY KNOW’.
The EP, which was recorded across several hometown shows in Toronto whilst the band were out on tour earlier this year, is due to arrive on October 16. It also serves as a follow on from the bands latest album ‘THE UNRAVELING OF PUP THE BAND’, which dropped earlier this year.
“PUP UNRAVELS LIVE IN FRONT OF EVERYONE THEY KNOW. A disastrous live EP recorded at our 2 Toronto shows. Live versions of Robot Writes A Long Song + Matilda out now. Full EP out Oct 12” the band wrote on Twitter yesterday (August 31).
PUP UNRAVELS LIVE IN FRONT OF EVERYONE THEY KNOW. A disastrous live EP recorded at our 2 Toronto shows. Live versions of Robot Writes A Love Song + Matilda out now. Full EP out Oct 12. https://t.co/X0hQE8WGip pic.twitter.com/wEGU8lcojB
— PUP (@puptheband) August 31, 2022
Included amongst the six-song EP are the aforementioned ‘Robot Writes A Love Song’, ‘Matilda’, ‘Four Chords’, ‘Totally Fine’, ‘Relentless’ and ‘PUPTHEBAND Inc. Is Filing for Bankruptcy’.
Talking about track ‘Matilda’, when NME chatted to PUP for our NME In Conversation video chat, frontman Stefan Babcock revealed that he wrote the track about his beloved guitar.
“On our first American tour, we were on tour with a band called The Menzingers, and it was a pretty long tour, and we were pretty broke,” said Babcock. “I only had one guitar and it got broken at a show and I didn’t have any money to buy a new one. A friend of mine just gave me this guitar and he just went: you need this guitar more than I do! So he gave it to me and his only rule was that I never sell it and that her name’s Matilda and you can’t change it.”
12 – Leeds, Beckett Students Union
13 – Manchester, O2 Ritz
14 – London, The Roundhouse
16 – Glasgow, SWG3 Galvanizers
17 – Dublin, Button Factory
19 – Brighton, Chalk
20 – Bristol, SWX
21 – Birmingham, O2 Institute