Gig preview: Cud at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Cud. Picture: Gaz Mathers/
Cud. Picture: Gaz Mathers/
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Leeds indie band Cud have announced two gigs to coincide with the release of their first new material in 18 years.

The four-piece – led by Carl Puttnam – will perform two of their most popular albums in their entirety at the shows at the Brudenell Social Club in Hyde Park, Leeds in April.

The first night – on Friday, April 11 – will mark the 25th anniversary of the release of their debut album When in Rome, Kill Me.

While the second – on Saturday, April 12 – will feature songs from Leggy Mambo, their 1990 album which was their first full-length set on a major label.

A new, limited edition 7-inch single Louise b/w Mexico will be on sale at the two gigs and as a download from

Formed in the mid-80s, Cud scored top 30 hits in the early 1990s with the singles Rich and Strange and Purple Love Balloon.

They split up in 1995 but reformed in 2006. Six years later original guitarist and key songwriter Mike Dunphy rejoined the line-up.

Tickets for the band’s April concerts are priced £13 per show and are available from Jumbo and Crash Records.

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