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PUKK are a 2 piece Indie Guitar / Alt. Country outfit from the Midlands, UK.
Joe Chalmers (Vox / Guitar)
Mark Beamson (Drums)
Some of the songs have full band production, others have a Singer/Songwriter feel to them.
We've been played by BBC introducing, Ralph's Indie Show, The Premium Blend Radio Show, Your Music Radio & Hello! Radio. It's all steady movement in the right direction.
The name PUKK came from one of Joe's old demo tapes that was labelled 'Pissed Up Karaoke'. Pretty apt if you'd heard the state of that particular tape. Originally called PUK the extra K was installed when the name clashed with a Finnish metal band and a rapper of the same name. To lessen any confusion and avoid any legal wrangling the extra K was added at no extra cost to the listener. It also looks way better on the logo. This is why you may come across the original artwork for SUNSHINE KISSES with the band name stated as PUK. We still sound like pissed up karaoke though so we're true to our roots.
New songs are being written and kicked around. These may or may not make it onto the album. '13' is a country feeling acoustic song and BBC Introducing liked it so much they played it the day after it was recorded. That one will definitely get a bigger production when we get back in with Gavin. It's got an old Country Johnny Cash type feel to it. It could set the tone for more songs in that style. We'll see what comes along.
We're back at the studio in the new year with Gavin Monaghan (Editors, Sherlocks, Kings Of Leon) aiming for an album release in Summer 2018. This will be released on our own Tidy Karma Recordings label.
As late starters, we took inspiration from T-Model Ford who only started playing guitar in his 70's. It's never too late to make some noise.
A CHRISTMAS LULLABY is out 24.11.17 on all digital platforms for all your festive needs. New songs due in 2018. Keep an ear out.
PUKK, it's almost Punk.