GREEN LUNG confirmed as main support for PUPPY tour


Green Lung (Photo credit: Sally Patti)

South London-based heavy rock quintet GREEN LUNG  have been confirmed as main support for PUPPY on their upcoming UK tour, starting April 17. The tour dates will come shortly after the release of GREEN LUNG‘s debut album, Woodland Rites which will be released via Kozmik Artifactz on heavyweight vinyl, CD, cassette and digital editions on March 20, the Spring Equinox, pre-orders are now available.

Of the tour, GREEN LUNG say:
‘Puppy are one of our favourite bands in the UK right now – we’ve followed them since Forever and we share their love of massive riffs, melodic hooks and dabbling in the occult. It’s an honour to be invited onto the Greatest Of All Tours and we look forward to playing to puppalos up and down the country – and hopefully making a few new lungalos too.’

Earlier this week, GREEN LUNG premiered the first track from the album – titled Let The Devil In – which is now available on all streaming platforms. Alongside the track premiere, The Obelisk described Woodland Rites as ‘an early contender to stand among 2019’s best debut albums.’

GREEN LUNG captured the attention of the international underground in 2018 with the release of their much acclaimed EP Free the Witch, and spent the year sharing stages with the likes of Conan, Conjurer and Primitive Man before signing to cult Berlin-based label Kozmik Artifactz. With the addition of new member John Wright on organ, the band have also expanded their horizons musically, voyaging beyond the doomy psych of the EP to explore a spectrum of heavy music. The overall, irresistible impression is of a young band summoning up the eccentric English spectres of 70s proto-metal, early 80s NWOBHM and 90s stoner rock and dragging those sounds kicking and screaming into the 21st Century.

Woodland Rites was recorded and mixed by Wayne Adams (Vodun, Ghold) who reprised his Free The Witch duties at Bear Bites Horse Studios. Mastering was undertaken by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. Woodland Rites will be packaged in hallucinatory artwork by renowned woodcut artist, Richard Wells (The Wicker Man, Doctor Who) on vinyl and CD, with the cassette cover featuring photography by Courtney Brooke.

In addition to the PUPPY tour dates, GREEN LUNG will be  celebrating the release of Woodland Rites with Juniper Grave and label mates Deathbell on May 22 at The Black Heart, London, with confirmed shows in Paris, Liege and Cologne with Deathbell in June; more information will be available in due course. The band will also appear at HRH Doom vs Stoner alongside Monolord, Orange Goblin and Church of the Cosmic Skull on September 29.

PUPPY ‘The Greatest Of All Tours’ with support from GREEN LUNG

17 April – Southampton – The Joiners
18 April – Bristol – The Exchange
19 April – Birmingham – The Flapper
20 April – Manchester – The Star & Garter
21 April – Glasgow – Garage Attic
22 April – Newcastle – Think Tank
23 April – Nottingham – Bodega Social Club
24 April – Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
25 April – London – Underworld


Tom Templar – Vocals
Scott Black – Guitar
Andrew Cave – Bass
Matt Wiseman – Drums
John Wright – Organ

Woodland Rites by GREEN LUNG will be released on March 20, 2019. Pre-orders are now live.


About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!
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