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!
Tim’s Twitter Party Replay
Missed all the action on March 4 when CUD joined Tim Burgess’ Twitter Listening Party for our Showbiz album (now available on all streaming services)?
Fear not! You can relive it by replaying the tweets in real time. Get your album ready and click here to start!
CUD 2021 Tour!
As revealed at last night’s Tim’s Twitter Party, CUD are returning after COVID kept us apart. 12 dates ahead, as below. See you in the autumn!
Tickets for every show can be found here.
Tim’s Listening Party: Showbiz
Join the band – @CudBand, @willcud, @CarlPuttnam, @mikedmfy and @GogsByrn on Thursday March 4 from 9pm for an official Twitter Listening Party c/o Tim Burgess’s @LlSTENlNG_PARTY
If you don’t have the rare vinyl or CD (or cassette!) fear not, for Showbiz is now streaming on Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer!
See you then for music, reminiscences and gossip.
Showbiz streaming this month
After much demand, from the band and Space CUDets, Showbiz is finally coming to music-streaming services. CUD’s final album for A&M, released in 1994 and now deleted, is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music and Deezer from January 22.
Twitter Listening Party, anyone?
Leggy Mambo tribute
Some folks may know that bassist Will Potter also writes books – mostly non-fiction and puzzle books for kids (see here). Currently he’s collaborating with the illustrator Gareth Conway on a pair of Turing Test titles.
Gareth, it turns out is a CUD fan from way back, and shared this lovely tribute to our Leggy Mambo album. Thanks, Gareth! You can see more of Gareth’s work here. Anyone fancy a print?
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):
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 Sleazoids [feat Paul Dorrington (ex-Wedding Present guitarist)
The Ukrainians [feat Peter Solowka (ex-Wedding Present guitarist)]
Umut Adan [from Turkey]
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!
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.