Canadian punk outfit PUP have released a brand new banger this week, their first taste of new music this year. The song, ‘Anaphylaxis’ showcases the band’s gritty, punk rock antics at its finest and comes with a pretty cool Wallace and Gromit style music video. Singer Stefan Babcock shares some inspiration behind the song:
“I got the idea for the song when I was at my partner’s cottage and her cousin got stung by a bee and his whole head started to swell up. His wife, although she was concerned, also thought it was pretty hilarious and started making fun of him even as they were headed to the hospital. He ended up being totally fine, but it was just funny to watch him freaking out and her just lighting him up at the same time. It reminded me of all the times I’ve started panicking for whatever reason and was convinced I was dying and the world was ending and no one would take me seriously. In retrospect, I always find those overreactions pretty funny. So we wrote a goofy song about being a hypochondriac and tried to make our guitars sound like bees at the beginning of it.”
Don’t go into anaphylactic shock while listening though!