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XUP - New Album Out This Month, Track Available For Streaming

UK based post-punk/lo-fi/new wave artist XUP is about to release on 23rd August a new album entitled Feed The Wolf Inside. The album will be out via Cherry Vitriol Records. Feed The Wolf Inside is a primal creature that shape-shifts between predator and prey and dances between the chase and the kill. It creeps into birth, life, death and all the sick and twisted love songs that fill the deep, dark spaces in between.

The album was recorded at the start of the apocalypse at Cherry Vitriol Studios, Manchester. Additional sound production by Him In That London. Art, design and photography was done by XUP.

XUP is Lane on vocals and other noises - including: the mustang bass, telecaster gee-tar plus the drums. There is no telecaster when XUP plays live. Formerly the bassist and founder member of The Chelsea Girls (the band who would go on to become the Nine Black Alps), Wolfie, and legendary uber post-sonic Manchester punks Strap Ons, Lane began to record and perform as XUP in London in 2008 and in 2015, relocated XUP back to Manchester where she continues her post-punk journey.

XUP is the kind of emotional, almost philosophical urban angst that drove punk rock to evolve and mature and capably manages to be quietly menacing. The urgent post-Siouxsie grit is mesmerising. The ever so slightly honeyed vocals sit on this barbed wired bed like it’s the most natural of things. Sounds something like Joy Division making an art-house B movie starring Sonic Youth and Patti Smith. Some even described it as an abandoned child of Nick Cave and Courtney Love, but you should listen for yourself. Listen now to the track "Cut You Open" in the player below. Link