Preview PUP: “That’s part of growing up, realising that it’s just not gonna fucking work out”

PUP: “That’s part of growing up, realising that it’s just not gonna fucking work out”

The band talk us through hilarious and defiant new album ‘Morbid Stuff’ in the upcoming April issue of DIY - preview the new interview.

In the new issue of DIY, out this Friday (12th April), we talk to Toronto punks PUP about their new album ‘Morbid Stuff’, one of the fieriest, most fun rock records of the year.

In our review of the album, we said: “With ‘Morbid Stuff’ they’re once again hitting the nail on the head, this time using their firecracker brand of punk rock to explore the disillusionment and existential crisis that most of us find ourselves facing right now. Much like their previous two efforts, it’s a seamless explosion of ferocity which translates their anger and nihilism perfectly, still somehow managing to promote a sense of camaraderie and hope.”

“I think that’s part of growing up and becoming more mature,” frontman Stefan Babcock tells us in the new interview, “realising that it’s just not gonna fucking work out. It’s just not going to. Being able to let go, for better or worse, makes it become a bit easier with each passing year.”

Despite this, and despite the fact that - in its final form - their music sounds fluid and instinctive, making a PUP record is always a bit of a slog, they tell us. “I can say that there’s literally nothing that comes easy in this band,” Stefan laughs. “Whether it’s writing music, touring, making videos or anything, everything’s a struggle. I think that’s part of the pressure that we put on ourselves, and the drive that we all have to not repeat ourselves musically, and to keep things interesting. Everything we do, we have to feel like we give it our best.”

Order your copy of the new magazine below to read the full feature upon its release this Friday.

As featured in the April 2019 issue of DIY, out now at stockists across the UK. Alternatively, read below, get a copy sent to your door, or subscribe for a full year.

Read More

Unite and conquer: Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

Unite and conquer: Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

Over the last five years, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes have blazed a cathartic trail across the world. As they release third album ‘End of Suffering’, they dig deep for the sake of sparking hope.

The world according to Stella Donnelly

The world according to Stella Donnelly

Across her debut album, the Perth musician finds herself tackling gender equality, sexual harassment and Australian nationalism, capturing a society in transition.

Join the dots: ALASKALASKA

Join the dots: ALASKALASKA

The London jazz-pop five-piece present their dreamy debut album, but it comes along with the bite of social commentary.

Other People’s Problems: Foxygen

Other People’s Problems: Foxygen

Refusing to tour, railing against the industry and sitting on a tell-all memoir, with new LP ‘Seeing Other People’, LA duo Foxygen are teetering on the edge of collapse – or is it all just an act?