North London 3-piece, Puppy marked the arrival of Spring 2017 on the Northern Hemisphere with the newly recorded track, "Beast," which will be added to the band's most recent five-track Vol. II EP and re-released in re-mastered form on 12" vinyl under their freshly-inked worldwide deal with Spinefarm Records.
Vocalist/guitarist Jock Norton says, "With Vol II we wanted to do expand upon the foundations we'd laid with our first EP, both musically and conceptually. I think we'd wanted the first one to essentially be four singles, whereas this one has a bit more light and shade to it. I know describing something as a ‘musical journey' is pretty naff but I feel it applies here, at least to some degree. Another thing we were conscious of was trying to streamline our sound a bit more.
"People always comment on the fact that we mix a lot of indie rock ideas in with more traditionally metal sounding stuff, and I think here we wanted the lines to blur even further; hopefully rather than thinking "this bit sounds like Metallica and this bit sounds like Grandaddy in quite a dichotomous way, the joints have been smoothed down a little and those ideas come together in a more coherent way. We're very proud of what we've achieved and we're really excited to share it with people."