Toronto’s PUP have had quite the year – and not in the miserable ways that seemed to plague the rest of us. Releasing their…Read More
Hey, we’re PUP – we used to be called Topanga. You can read more about our name change HERE.
PUP is a four-piece punk rock band from Toronto. We play riff-heavy, slap-you-in-the-face songs, dripping with energy, unbridled enthusiasm, and probably too many gang vocals.
We started playing music together in 2011. By summer 2012, we were trying to balance playing 5 shows a week, while hiding our hangovers from our bosses. Apparently, going to work half-shittered is unacceptable in the corporate world. So we came to an agreement: NO MORE BACKUP PLAN HORSESHIT. The next day we all quit our day jobs and came up with some new rules for better living: 1) Play music every day. 2) Play music every night. 3) Get wasted once-in-a-while with your friends. 4) Stay broke and be happy.
So far, Plan A is really working out. Not only are we broke as shit, but we’re happy as hell too. We’ve been lucky enough to have shared the stage with Sloan, Tokyo Police Club, Titus Andronicus and Born Ruffians. We’ve toured across the country and into the states with Hollerado and the Pack A.D. We’ve played sweet slots at NXNE, Pop Montreal, CMW, and a bunch of other fests. What’s not to be happy about?
We have just finished recording our debut full-length with legendary producer Dave Schiffman (Weezer, The Bronx, The Mars Volta). We think it’s rad, and we’re stoked to share it with you. In the meantime, you can check out the new, Dave Schiffman version of LIONHEART streaming on the music tab up top.
We’re a train wreck of grit & hooks. We’re noisy punk-pop lovechildren. We are PUP.
STAY BROKE, BE HAPPY, GET SHITTY,
It’s been three years since PUP released their self-titled debut and celebrated it at Sneaky Dee’s, Toronto’s cherished, 200 cap dive bar. By the…Read More
Three years ago, the world got a taste of PUP’s humble beginnings in their Juno Award-nominated video for “Guilt Trip”. While the story itself…Read More
Thursday marked day six of Bluesfest. The sun was out and a nice breeze was floating in off the Ottawa River when PUP opened…Read More
Bluesfest is Ottawa, Ontario’s annual outdoor music festival whose history spans from 1994, with a modest crowd of 5,000, to last year’s attendance reaching…Read More
While PUP may stand for “pathetic use of potential”, the Toronto punk band are the complete opposite. After touring relentlessly for two years in…Read More
If you were lucky enough to get into either of PUP’s sold out shows in Toronto or Montreal this last month, then you were…Read More
“Are you sure you hippies aren’t too tired from smokin’ weed and hula hoopin’ all day?” These were the words coming out of Stefon…Read More
PUP released on their new song “Doubts” yesterday on Beats 1. The song will be included on their new album The Dream Is Over,…Read More
In the video for their new single “If This Tour Doesn’t Kill You, I Will”, PUP act out a shocking scenario of their life on…Read More
It’s been nearly two years since Toronto punks PUP released a new song. Today, the four-piece releases their new track “DVP” via Soundcloud, a…Read More
All the members of Toronto four-piece punk outfit PUP are completely broke, and they love it. Leaving the world of crappy day jobs behind them, PUP now follows four rules for living a better life: 1) Play music everyday,Read More