Check out PUP’s new single, ‘Matilda’

It comes as the band announce a new batch of UK and European tour dates for later this year.

PUP have dropped a brand new single, ‘Matilda’, and announced a new batch of UK and European live dates.

Speaking about the track, frontman Stefan Babcock explains: “Matilda is the name of my favourite guitar. She was a gift from my friend Ryan, after watching me accidentally break the only guitar I owned in the middle of a long tour. I had no money to buy a replacement, and Ryan’s act of kindness is up there on my list of “nicest things anyone’s ever done for me”. I played Matilda nonstop for 7 years at every PUP show, even when my bandmates started complaining that she sounded like shit. As the band got bigger, the pressure to sound better was building and so I bought a “good” guitar and played Matilda less and less. Before I knew it I hadn’t played her in over a year. I wrote this song based on this intense feeling of guilt and sadness and shame and nostalgia and regret, watching her rot away in a corner. I love this guitar and I love Ryan and wanted to do right by them, and I felt like I’d failed them both. I convinced the band that Matilda deserved one last rip on a PUP record, and I played her during the bridge of this song. It sounds so shitty. But good shitty. Great shitty. For me, it was the most joyful and cathartic moment in the entire making of this record.”

You can check it out below.

The track is taken from new album ‘THE UNRAVELING OF PIPTHEBAND’, which is set for release on 1st April on Rise Records / BMG.

They’ll support the full-length with a run of UK and European dates which kick off at Leeds Beckett Student Union on 12th October, before calling off in Manchester, London, Glasgow, Dublin, Brighton, Bristol, Birmingham, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Köln, Berlin, Warsaw, Prague, Milan, Munich, Hamburg and Copenhagen.

Before that, they’ll be in the UK for 2000trees Festival this July.

The new dates read:

12 Leeds Beckett Student Union
14 Manchester O2 Ritz
14 London The Roundhouse
16 Glasgow SWG3 Galvanizers
17 Dublin Academy 2
19 Brighton Chalk
20 Bristol SWX
21 Birmingham O2 Institute
23 Paris Backstage
24 Brussels Ancienne Belgique
25 Amsterdam Melkweg
26 Köln Bürgerhaus Stollwerck
28 Berlin So36
29 Wrsaw Hybrydy
30 Prague Rock Cafe

1 Milan Bloom
2 Munich Strom
3 Hamburg Gruenspan
5 Copenhagen Pumpehuset

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