- The Hot Puppies
The Hot Puppies are a Welsh band from
Aberystwyth, now based in Cardiff, previously signed to Fierce Panda Records.
The band formed in December 2000. It has toured both as a headline act, and as a support act to various bands including Art Brut, The Crimea,
The Pipettesand British Sea Power.
Becky and Bert got
marriedin May 2008. They are expecting their first baby in October 2008.
Luke is the band's principal songwriter and is also a member of Hemme Fatale
Becky Newman features on
Christopher Rees' album "Cautionary Tales".
In addition to playing with the full band, Becky and Beth played a number of semi-acoustic "solo" gigs 2007 and 2008, as well as guest appearances with Circulus. They are due to release a live EP 'Where we are from, the birds sing a pretty song' with Purr Records August 2008.
The band decided on a short hiatus from spring 2008 to accommodate Becky's pregnancy, which was not compatible with the intensive touring schedule they followed in preceding years.
They have released nine singles, one demo, one EP, and two albums. Their first album, "Under The Crooked Moon" was released in July 2006. Their second, a collection of rarities and unreleased tracks recorded between 2003 and 2005 entitled "Over My Dead Body", was released in mid-2007.
They have a new album due for release on 29 September 2008, "Blue Hands". The majority of the tracks from this release have been played at recent live dates and it will include the singles "King of England" and "Somewhere".
"Love or Trial" from
Under the Crooked Moonwas used during the series one climax wedding scene in the UK BBC3 comedy series Gavin and Stacey.
*"The Future's Such A Beautiful Place" (2001) (demo)
*"All Washed Up" (EP) (2002)
*"The Drowsing Nymph" (spring 2003)
*"Dawn of Man" (April 2004)
*"Green Eyeliner" (September 2004) (released on
*"Terry" (November 2005) (released on
*"The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful" (May 2006)
*"Green Eyeliner" (7" vinyl reissue) (late 2006)
*"How Come You Don't Hold Me No More?" (February 2007)
*"The King of England" (July 2007)
*"Somewhere" (May 2008)
*"Clarinet Town" (27th Oct 2008)
Under the Crooked Moon" (released 24 July 2006)
Over My Dead Body" (released mid-2007)
Blue Hands" (forthcoming; due 29 September 2008)
* [http://www.thehotpuppies.com Official website]
* [http://www.myspace.com/becandbeth Bec and Beth]
* [http://www.myspace.com/hemmefatale Hemme Fatale]
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/music/sites/hotpuppies/pages/biography.shtml BBC Wales Biography]
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