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Because you demanded it, the CUD Band are back with another Listening Event on Wednesday 1 July, to celebrate the (almost) 22nd anniversary of their ‘smash hit’ A&M album release, featuring that little-known track Rich and Strange.

 Join us on at 8pm for an Asquarius Listening Party!

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Anyone who wants to join in will need to play CUD’s ‘Asquarius’ album (LP, CD, MP3, cassette, streaming) starting at exactly 8pm. As the album plays, track by track, Carl, Will, Mike and Gogs from the band will be online, commenting live and fielding your questions.

To join in, you need to be on Twitter, using and following the slightly awkward hashtag #AsquarWithUs. All comments using this hashtag will appear in one long stream. Be sure to follow the band @CUDband, Carl @CarlPuttnam, Will @willcud, Mike @mikedmfy and Gogs @GogsByrn too, and ask questions as we go.

Leggy Listening

 

leggy-listeningAfter the fantastic response to this week’s ‘When in Rome, Kill Me‘ Twitter Listening Event, we’re coming back for an encore. Join us on Tuesday May 12 at 8pm for a Leggy Mambo Listening Party!

Anyone who wants to join in will need to play CUD’s ‘Leggy Mambo’ album (LP, CD, MP3, cassette, streaming) starting at exactly 8pm. As the album plays, track by track, Carl, Will, Mike and Gogs from the band will be online, commenting live and fielding your questions.

To join in, you need to be on Twitter, using and following the hashtag #LeggyListening. All comments using this hashtag will appear in one long stream. Be sure to follow the band @CUDband, Carl @CarlPuttnam, Will @willcud, Mike @mikedmfy and Gogs @GogsByrn too, and ask questions as we go.

If you missed the #WhenInRomeAtHome event, you can still read all the comments here.

When in Rome, at Home

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With us all stuck at home, and the band unable to rehearse, record or tour for now, we’re inviting you to join us for a Listening Party on Twitter on Wednesday 29 April, 8pm.

For those of you unfamiliar with the concept, the plan is for anyone who wants to join in to play CUD’s first album ‘When in Rome, Kill Me‘ (LP, CD, MP3, streaming, however) starting at exactly 8pm. As the album plays, track by track, Carl, Will, Mike and Gogs from the band will be online, commenting live and fielding your questions about the ‘indie rock opera’.

To join in, you need to be on Twitter, using and following the hashtag #WhenInRomeAtHome. All comments using this hashtag will appear in one long stream. Be sure to follow the band @CUDband, Carl @CarlPuttnam, Will @willcud, Mike @mikedmfy and Gogs @GogsByrn too, and ask questions as we go.

And if you don’t want to join Twitter (you can always quit right after!) you can still play the album, of course, and following the hashtag #WhenInRomeAtHome by using the Twitter search function to see all the mentions with it.

Carefree SUD join Shiiine On Mini Cruise 2020

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Officially sanctioned CUD tribute band CAREFREE SUD, aka Carl and Mike, are joining the line-up for next year’s Shiiine On Mini Cruise. The full CUD Band played aboard the ferry in 2018 and had a fantastic time. The return trip from Hull to the Netherlands is well recommended.

Taking place over the weekend of 20th – 22nd March the two night Hull > Amsterdam jaunt will be headlined by Pop Will Eat Itself, Jesus Jones, Space and Goldie Lookin Chain.

There will also live performances onboard from the legend that is Pete Wylie, Gomez’s Ben Ottewell, Kingmaker 4AD, Matt McManamom (Dead 60s) and Carefree Sud.

In Amsterdam there’s a special ‘Afternoon With’ Miles Hunt of The Wonder Stuff. Expect tales and stories from The Stuffies past as well as a brilliant solo set in the Waterhole. EMF will be in support for the afternoon for a rare stripped-back acoustic set.

Cabins start from just £159 per person for 2 nights of brilliant music, 2 nights of accommodation and shuttle buses to and from Amsterdam.

Visit the Shiiine On website, here, for tickets and details.

Will joins Hey, Amateur!

No, it’s not another band.

CUD bassist Will Potter is working on a comic-book side project. Following the success of the CUD: Rich & Strange strip, Will is contributing to a new anthology, HEY, AMATEUR! with top-notch writers and artists sharing their hidden talents in a collection of one-page comics. The book is being launched on Kickstarter now. Click here to find out more.

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The cover, above, is illustrated by superstar artist Mike Allred. Details of Will’s contribution, with Ghost Tree artist Simon Gane, below. The book will also reprint Will’s page on ‘How To Play Barre Chords’ from Black Crown Quarterly. The Wedding Present’s David Gedge is also writing a page, plus comic-book luminaries Simon Bisley, Philip Bond, Mark Buckingham, Glyn Dillon, Leah Moore, Jill Thompson and many more. For a full list of contributors, visit the web-page.

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Any support and shares to help get the book launched is appreciated.

CUD join Embrace for major arena shows

Embrace_1200Our friends Embrace have just announced two massive arena shows for March 2020, with Starsailor and, yes, CUD in support.

The dates are Friday March 6 at Manchester O2 Victoria Warehouse.
And Saturday March 14 at Leeds First Direct Arena.
This will be the first time for CUD playing at our home city’s biggest indoor venue.

Tickets go on general sale on Friday August 2, 9am. Ticket link here.

For those that don’t know, Embrace’s Mickey Dale played keyboards on CUD’s Magic single (when he was a member of the band Poppy Factory). Ahead of the Embrace shows, Mickey will be joining CUD to play keyboards on this and other tunes for our album shows in October/November this year. Hope to see you all at both events.

 

CUD Show & Kill tour

Finally, CUD have announced our tour for 2019. It’s not a long one, but it’s ambitious.

60723700_2187875844627724_2358607683172433920_nAs well as two ‘best of’ shows in Sheffield and Stowmarket, we’re planning two ‘weekenders’ in Leeds and London, with a different set each night.

Here are the shows, with ticket links:
Friday Oct 4 Sheffield Leadmill
Tickets here

Saturday Oct 5 Stowmarket John Peel Centre
Tickets here

Friday Oct 25: Leeds Brudenell Centre
Saturday Oct 26: Leeds Brudenell Centre
Tickets here

Friday Nov 1: London Islington 02 Academy2
Tickets here

Saturday Nov 2: London Lexington
Tickets here

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For the Leeds and London shows, we’ll be celebrating the 30thanniversary of our first album, ‘When in Rome Kill Me’ by playing the whole of the ‘rock opera’.
On the Saturday, for its 25thyear, and for the very first time, we’re playing the whole of ‘Showbiz’.

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If you want to see both shows – and why wouldn’t you? – there are discounted combined tickets available for the Leeds shows. See you there!