PUP have just shared two previously-unreleased songs

Listen to a couple of ‘new’ PUP bangers: How To Live With Yourself and Smoke Screen.

PUP have just shared two previously-unreleased songs
Emily Carter
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PUP are back with a couple of ‘new’ tunes following last year’s awesome THE UNRAVELING OF PUPTHEBAND album.

The Canadian punks have today unveiled two previously-unheard tracks from those sessions – How To Live With Yourself and Smoke Screen – ahead of a summer of festivals and more shows later in the year.

Detailing where the former came from, vocalist Stefan Babcock explains: “This was the first song we wrote when we started working on our last album. The first one is always the hardest, you tend to overthink everything, so we wanted to start with something simple and fun, something that we wouldn’t get too in our own heads about. This one feels like a classic PUP song to me, and while our goal for the record was to push ourselves out of our comfort zone and try new things, sometimes it feels good to write a catchy, miserable ripper that feels like it captures exactly what this band is about.”

And then of Smoke Screen, he shares: “This song originated with a Nestor riff. He sent it around, and the thing was so slow that I thought he’d exported it wrong. But his idea was to do a song that was like the ‘sludgey’ version of PUP, something we’d never really done before. The more I listened to it, the more it grew on me. I remember in the height of the pandemic sitting in the backseat of my car at the Home Depot parking lot, anything to try and escape the house, and writing and recording all the lyrics on the spot.”

Watch the visualiser for How To Live With Yourself below:

And Smoke Screen:

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