Puppy have shared new single ‘Angel’ ahead of their biggest headline show to date at London’s Garage on 17 December (buy tickets here). When asked about the song, the band said: ‘During 2020 we focused on trying to write the best album the world had ever heard. Our goal for this first single was to combine the power of November Rain, Purple Rain and Can you Stand the Rain times 1000. I think you’ll all agree that we massively succeeded.‘
With melodic riffs, singalong moments and melancholic moments – along with a dose of dark humour: ‘I curse your family name to the grave’ – amidst its all-too-short running time, the trio largely achieve their goals. The breakdown that comes just before the two-minute mark when the band describe how ‘day becomes the evening then the night without a warning’ and how ‘oh to see you next to me will bring about the morning’ is also quite touching.