PUP – PUP
Review of PUP’s eponymous new album
PUP’s imminent debut release could be described as less of an album, and more of an angry rant in a confessional booth at 2am after a few too many.
An onslaught of barbaric guitar hooks, snarling vocals and thunderous drums pack quite a sinister blow to the speakers – which by the end will probably hope to grab five for a breather.
Lead single Reservoir batters and bruises its way into your ears, which smashes open the door to what becomes quite a chaotic path for the rest of the album.
A CBC Radio 3 award for Rookie of the Year seems justified by this brutally honest outburst from a band that’ll be impossible to keep off your playlist in the near future.
8/10 Lewis Mottram