IN A world of modern rock copycats, Puppy sound like nothing else. A fusion of earth-shattering riffs, earworm melodies and anything-goes experimentation, the London-based trio’s long-awaited debut album The Goat is testament to their go-it-alone attitude. It’s a sonic concoction that’s sure to shock, delivered with both a knockout punch and a glowing, wry smile. “We love heavier bands who seem to have something smarter going on,” explains frontman and guitarist Jock Norton, who leads the Puppy pack alongside drummer Billy Howard and bassist / backing vocalist Will Michael, “but then we also love bands who are pretty dumb!” he adds with a cackle.
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