CUD join Long Division 2021

CUD’s new first post-lockdown gig is coming sooner than expected, at Wakefield’s excellent Long Division festival.

With two acts sadly having to pull out last week, we’ve agreed to fill in the gap and are playing Saturday, September 25 afternoon at Wakefield’s WX (the Old Market Hall), with Brix and the Extricated, Lanterns on the Lake, Glasvegas and The Futureheads. Get there early!

Tickets that give you full access to this and other venues on the day (for The Lovely Eggs, and many more) are still available. Click here for details.

New single: Switched On

Available for pre-order now, CUD have a new single, Switched On b/w (I Like You) Better When You’re Not Around.

Recorded in Leeds, Switched On was road-tested on the last CUD tour and will be available as on 7″ coloured vinyl and as a digital download from September 9.

And here’s the new video!

Click here to pre-order.

Rich & Strange by Säg Mig

Here’s a treat! A wonderful cover of Rich and Strange recorded as a birthday gift.

Thanks to both Alva and Anders for sharing this. For CUD fan Anders Färlin’s recent birthday, his talented daughter, Alva, recorded this amazing version of Rich and Strange, that she has generously allowed us to share.

Alva writes and performs under the name Säg Mig, and you can hear more of here work on her Spotify page, here.

CUD At The Edge Of The Sofa

A few years back CUD were invited to play at David Gedge’s annual festival in Brighton, At The Edge Of The Sea. Sadly, this year’s event has joined the list of festivals postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But, a ‘virtual’ version is taking place over the weekend of August 14-15. And CUD are joining in.

At The Edge Of The Sofa – which will be free to watch – will take place during the evenings of 14 & 15 August (the Friday and Saturday originally earmarked for At The Edge Of The Sea XII), streaming live on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

David will host the event from his living room and introduce a variety of features, including world-wide premieres of nine Wedding Present ‘locked down & stripped back’ videos, including a brand new Wedding Present song. David will be on hand to answer questions posted online by viewers and play requests live on his acoustic guitar… in the same way as he’s done during his previous solo streams.

CUD have recorded a message and an exclusive video (beamed from our own separate dwellings) of a new unreleased tune. We’re joining an exciting festival line-up that includes (in alphabetical order):

Amelia Coburn
Badly Drawn Boy
Darren Hayman [Hefner]
French For Cartridge
Helen McCookerybook [The Chefs]
Jake Shillingford [My Life Story]
Jetstream Pony [feat Shaun Charman (ex-Wedding Present drummer)
Martin from British Sea Power
Miles Hunt [The Wonder Stuff]
Si,irene [from Japan]
Such Small Hands [feat Melanie Howard]
Syndromet [from Sweden]
Terry de Castro [ex-Wedding Present bassist]
The Catenary Wires [feat Amelia Fletcher]
The Popguns
The Primitives
The Sleazoids [feat Paul Dorrington (ex-Wedding Present guitarist)
The Ukrainians [feat Peter Solowka (ex-Wedding Present guitarist)]
Umut Adan [from Turkey]
Vinny Peculiar
Witching Waves
Young Romance

Plus… David’s famous memorabilia raffle!

The festival will offer opportunities to help local venues and crew unable to put on live music. We hope you can join us all!

Click here for more details.

Limited edition T-shirts available here.



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!


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.