We are throwing a party for a whole year!
Le Pub is 30 in July and it’s also 5 years since we moved into the lovely bigger venue that we are now in!
We’ll be hosting a number of very special gigs throughout the year and throwing a massive party in July.
Le Pub proudly Presents:
CUD plus support. 🥳
Tickets go on sale on Friday the 8th of April at 9am. Hit the link below to set a reminder. 🔔
Saturday the 15th of October 2022
Le Pub, Newport
£15 / 7.30 / 16+
CUD are back on the road, celebrating 30 years of Rich and Strange, and Asquarius.
Expect the best of 1992, old faves, fresh delights, big tunes and banter.
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, with a further reunion following in 2012 (now with original guitarist and key songwriter Mike Dunphy) and continue to find an army of ‘Space CUDets’ still eager to sing along, dance like fruitcakes and invade their stage.