The CUD band hit the road once more for a short string of dates later in 2017, celebrating 30 years of recordings by playing ALL of their singles.
Emerging from the same art/design cauldron that produced fellow Leeds legends Soft Cell, Scritti Politti, and The Mekons, CUD were the pre-Britpop answer to doleful shoegazing bands – fun-loving, light-hearted, romantic and downright catchy.
Alternatively loved or loathed like a yeast extract, CUD are indie rock for the unpretentious pleasure seeker, boasting as they do the rich deep-lunged voice of Carl Puttnam, edgy guitars of Mike Dunphy and tight, funky rhythm section of William Potter, bass and Gogs Byrn, drums.
CUD were initially lauded for their quirky Peel session cover of ‘You Sexy Thing’ in 1987. They soon built up a huge live following and buffed up their repertoire with a string of unstraight pop beauties, best exemplified by the 1990 album ‘Leggy Mambo’. This led to a major-label deal with A&M in 1991, front-page NME coverage, massive sellout gigs and proper Top 30 hits, ‘Rich and Strange’ and ‘Purple Love Balloon’.
Misunderstood by record companies and press, CUD packed away their guitars and sticks in 1995 but, bolstered by a greatest hits anthology (‘Rich and Strange’) in 2006, they agreed to tread the boards again and found an army of ‘Space CUDets’ still eager to sing along, dance like fruitcakes and invade their stage.
Palace Motion were first brought together through a shared passion for indie rock . They first formed in 2013 in the ‘ghetto shed’; a small garage on the outskirts of Clitheroe, Lancashire. All members continue to develop that passion for music by creating, writing and recording songs with catchy hooks and meaningful down to earth lyrics.
The band is enjoying a fabulous year; performing regularly at gigs, festivals, open mic nights and jam sessions nation wide with plaudits coming from BBC Introducing, Flick of the Finger, the Unsigned Guide, Best of British and more.
“Remember the name, I have a feeling this won’t be the last you will hear of this band.” Flick of the Finger