Having met in the queue for Pets at Home on the Old Kent Road, Alexa Daly (bass/vocals), Jenny Wells (guitar/vocals) and Jess McGill (guitar/keys), three proud pet owners with a shared taste for experimental post-punk, started playing about with the instruments they had lying around. The band started organically, developing through an enjoyment of hanging out and creating sounds they’d always wanted to get down as songs.

Through a serendipitous phone call a couple of years later, drummer Heather Britton joined the band with a multi-instrumentalist gift, which glued the four together. Next stop was a tour in Germany starting at the Reeperbahn Festival, with the completed Krush Puppies line up as we know it today.

Krush Puppies make songs collaboratively, allowing room for all four personalities. Whether a song is about love and all the entrapments that come with it, or, slaying a dragon purely because they wanted to make fake medieval swords, the group have full confidence in their vulnerability and honesty, without worrying about stereotypical expectations. Stacking up influences from Broadcast to the raw authenticity of The Raincoats, Krush Puppies’ unique blend of lo fi alt-rock saw the gang travel throughout the UK and the EU supporting the likes of Squid, The Murlocs and fellow Londoner’s, Sorry.

Due for digital release on May 12th via Portsmouth’s Strong Island Recordings, Krush Puppies forthcoming single, ‘Slay The Dragon’ was individually recorded in the first lockdown in total isolation; a process which ironically brought them closer together.

A scuzzy masterclass in overcoming unwelcome obstacles with ‘90s decorum, ‘Slay The Dragon’ introduces a broodier, more mature chapter to the Krush Puppies catalogue; one which is about “transcending the monsters we’ve all had to endure.”Looking to the summer, Krush Puppies head back into the studio to commence the recording of their debut EP; a highly anticipated offering from a band who’re undoubtedly, ‘ones to watch’.

10.07 – Only Here For You // Launch Party (w. Crows, Baba Naga)  Studio 9294, London


About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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