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Asquarius tour 2015

May 17 2015

Following the successs of 2014's When in Rome and Leggy Mambo shows, CUD are heading on the road this autumn with a show dedicated to our biggest hit album, Asquarius. The band will be playing our Top 30 album in full, plus selected favourites.

4 Sep, Newcastle, Think Tank
5 Sep, Liverpool, O2 Academy 2
11 Sep, Manchester, Ruby Lounge
12 Sep Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
18 Sep, Sheffield, Plug
19 Sep Birmingham, Hare and Hounds
25 Sep, London, The Garage
26 Sep, Leeds, The Wardrobe

New single, Victoria

Victoria sleeve

Oct 12 2014

CUD have a new single out on 20th October. The 12" single on heavy coloured vinyl and download includes three all-new tracks, led by the post-glam stomp 'Victoria' backed with 'Superstar' and 'Justin O'Shea Situation'. The single is available through CUD's Greedbag store and at the tour dates, below.

Watch the 'Victoria' video here.

Album shows,
October tour

October 14 tour dates

Jul 24 2014

Following the success of the two-day album shows in Leeds, CUD are repeating the event in the Smoke this October, alongside a short nationwide tour.
The dates are as follows:
24 Oct YORK Fibbers (new Fibbers venue)
25 Oct BIRMINGHAM The Flapper
29 Oct NEWCASTLE Think Tank
30 Oct LONDON Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
(When in Rome Kill Me album show)
31 Oct LONDON Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
(Leggy Mambo album show)
1 Nov MANCHESTER Ruby Lounge

More info and tockets via our Facebook page, here.

In the studio

Jul 24 2014

The rumours are true. CUD have booked several studio dates and are rehearsing new material for release in the autumn prior to a tour. Not an album, but hopefully enough to whet your (and our) appetite. More news soon.


Gigantic flyer

May 25 2014

Thanks to everyone who showed up this year's inaugural Gigantic Festival at Manchester Academy. It's getting a bit repetitive playing on front of a massive Neds backdrop(!) but we had a great time on stage, seeing familiar faces in the pit and backstage. Cheers for the support on a long day. (And cheers to the venue for the wide rang of ciders!)

Carl at Gigantic

Will at Gigantic

Here are just two photos couple from the all-dayer, but there are more great shots, from Gaz Mather at Stage Dive Photography. (c) Stagedive Photography, 2013

Record Store Day

Record store day

Apr 19 2013

CUD, well, most of them, celebrated Record Store Day with a semi-acoustic show at Leeds celebrated Jumbo Records. Evidence here.

The album shows, Leeds

leeds album show

Apr 13 2013

Two nights, one venue (Leeds Brudenell Centre) - two completely different shows.
Night 1 - When in Rome Kill Me, the album, plus period tracsk (going back to 1987!)
Night 2 - Leggy Mambo, plus the best of the early 90s/
A lot of rehearsing, but a memorable weekend. Hope you all enjoyed it.
Same again in the autumn?

Louise – the video

Oct 30 2013

Watch the CUD Band recording (and miming a little) in the studio during the recording 'Louise' here!

New single! Louise!

Louise sleeve

Oct 15 2013

The rumours are true! 19 years after CUD's last single, One Giant Love, the band are releasing a new 7" vinyl and download single on 11 Nov. Louise b/w Mexico features two new Mike Dunphy compositions, recorded at Doncaster's Axis Studios in June this year (see pics below). The single will be on sale at our November shows and via the CUD Store. Every vinyl single purchase includes a free download code.

Carl sings Louise

Mike plays Louise

Will plays Louise

Gogs plays Louise

Two more shows in Nov


Jul 24 2013

In the lead up to the three massive Neds shows, you can catch CUD at Sheffield Leadmill on Friday 8 Nov and Manchester Ruby Lounge on Sat 9 Nov. Both venues were great fun to play last time. We're looking forward to these immensely. Tickets now available. Click on the Facebook link, right.

The CUD Store is open


Jun 14 2013

Missed your chance to pick up a limited CUD T-shirt or mug on tour? Fear not, the CUD Store is here. As well as selecting finely crafted merchandise, you can order or download a myriad of CUD musical rarities too. Sign up and you'll get exclusive MP3s and newsletters too. 'Bout time too.
Click here for the CUD Store.

Nedstock 2013


Apr 30 2013

After a hiatus, CUD are back in late 2013, with three huge, celebratory shows with our friends from the Midlands, Ned's Atomic Dustbin in Leeds, London and Birmingham. If you were lucky enough to make it to the Wolverhampton Civic Hall in December 2012 to see us, you'll know there'll be heaving moshpits ahead. Tickets are available now. Visit out Facebook page (see right) for details. And this is just the start. Watch out for further announcements in the coming months.


New bass player!

1 Dec 2012

Matt joins CUD

Well, not quite. Ned's Atomic Dustbin have more bass players than they need, so fulfilling a childhood dream Matt Cheslin joined us to play Strange Kind of Love at Wolverhampton Civic Hall prior to the Ned's headline set.
We are starting to get a reputation for inviting guests aboard. Anyone want to take over singing duties?
Some great shots of the night, as above, from Paul Broome, here.

Leggy Mambo limited vinyl release


Nov 2012

Leggy Mambo vinyl reissue

New label Optic Nerve has signed a deal to reissue CUD's classic 1990 album Leggy Mambo this month in a limited vinyl edition. 500 numbered copies are pressed on frosted clear vinyl presented in a luxury gatefold sleeve with new artwork by Carl Puttnam and a printed inner sleeve. Click here for details.

New drummer!

11 Nov 2012

Andrew Collins at Carter

Well, not quite. Some 21 years after he took drumming duties for us at a soundcheck in Wakefield, former NME journo, book writer and reviewer, Andrew Collins joined us again, sitting in for Gogs to play Rich and Strange in front of a capacity crowd at our Brixton Academy show with Carter. Read his blog about the night here.

The incomplete BBC sessions!


Aug 2012

Marc Riley 6Music

Looks like we'll need a Volume 2. Thanks to Marc Riley for inviting us on his BBC6Music show this month for a live session. We recorded three classics for his show (Purple Love Balloon, Robinson Crusoe and I've Had It WIth Blondes) and one for Gideon Coe, broadcast later (Rich and Strange).

The Complete BBC Sessions


Aug 2013

The Complete BBC Sessions

3 Loop Music is a new label aiming to re-engage artists and fans. Their first ambitious release is a 4-CD compilation of CUD's BBC sessions, including all 3 classic Peel sessions, all the local radio sessions we could get our hands on, rare versions recorded just for TV, plus a whole live concert recorded for the Beeb in 1993.
As well as selecting the tracklisting and providing rare photos, postcards and sleevenotes for the CD booklet, CUD have designed a range of exclusive merchandise for 3Loop. Click on the 3Loop link, top right for more.

The 'lost' Carl sessions


Jun 1 2012
























What did Carl do in the intervening years between CUD splitting up in the 90s and today's revitalised tours? The answer can now be revealed with the release of Old Masters 1999-2012. This new CD by Carl Puttnam and long-standing CUD collaborator and producer Alaric Neville features 13 unreleased songs and a host of special guest players including all of CUD past and present. Click here for more details.










More dates for CUD 2012


May 7 2012

The new line-up

While rehearsals for the June Jubilee tour are well underway, CUD are happy to announce further shows in support of out old friends, The Wedding Present and Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine.

25 August Brighton Concorde 2
with The Wedding Present and Cinerama

26 August Holmfirth Picturedrome
with The Wedding Present and Cinerama

9 November Leeds O2 Academy, with Carter

Visit CUD's Facebook page for details
And watch out for more announcements soon!

Carter poster

2012 Jubilee tour


Feb 25 2012

Here they are – the 2012 CUD Jubilee tour dates. Tickets on sale now.

Visit CUD's Facebook page for details

2 June Sheffield Leadmill
3 June Glasgow King Tuts Wah Wah Hut
4 June Newcastle Hoults Yard
6 June Nottingham Rescue Rooms
7 June Bristol Thekla

8 June Nottingham Rescue Rooms
7 June Manchester Ruby Lounge
6 June Nottingham Rescue Rooms
9 June Birmingham HMV Institute
16 June London Garage
22 June Leeds Cockpit (SOLD OUT!)

Carl in Brixton

CUD videos and more


Feb 25 2012

Check out the links top-right for tons of classic and rare CUD videos and the latest news and feedback on Facebook. Here's a taster...

Mike is back


Jan 20 2012

BIG NEWS! We're happy to annouce that CUD are back to do a series of UK showsthis summer with original guitarist Mike Dunphy back in the fold.

Mike at Mook

Back in Brixton

Mar 10 2010


22 months on from'retirement' CUD stormed back to the stage at the Hootenanny, Brixton for the first of two London shows.

Will in Brixton

See pics here, courtesy Viveca Koh.

Kats Karavan

Nov 7 2009


If it hadn't been for John Peel, a CUD band post 1987 would have been very unlikely, and certainly less heard of. Being invited to record our first session in 1987 was a surprise and honour, as is being invited to be part of the new 4-CD collection, Kats Karavan –The History of John Peel on the Radio.
As you'd expect from an artifact attempting to replicate something of the great man's taste, the selection of bands is eclectic, and all the better for it. You won't find some of the bigger names that Peel 'discovered'. (The Smiths and Weddoes are noticeable for their absence) but it's a wonderful souvenir of 40 years of inspired music. Seek it out.