The demogorgon-smiting pre-teen, also known as Finn Wolfhard, has given the Canadian punk rockers’ 2016 LP the equivalent of Eleven out of Eleven, in a new video that was beamed to crowds at the Canadian Polaris Music Prize Gala (which the band were unable to attend due to being on tour in Europe).
“They have a lot of great gang songs, great gang vocals,” Wolfhard says of the new album. “Stefan [Babcock] has a great voice on the record. It’s a total group effort I guess.”
The young Dungeon master also lists off a few of his fave songs off the band’s new disc in the clip, before challenging the lads themselves to what appears to be a musical version of the Stranger Things plot staple, Dungeons & Dragons.
Spoiler alert: guitarist Steve Sladkowski chokes out massively, after which Finn regrettably informs him that he’s “just been eaten by a combo of Grimes and Carly Rae Jepsen”.
FYI: Finn and PUP actually go way back. Before playing Mike on Stranger Things, the talented tween was cast as a young version of Babcock in the band’s 2014 semi-autobiographical video for Guilt Trip, off their self-titled album.
And he’s also a budding young muso himself, being known to upload random Nirvana guitar covers to the interweb.
Check out Finn Wolfhard starring in PUP’s Guilt Trip video – and reviewing their new album The Dream Is Over – in the videos below, or else catch PUP when they tour the new album here in Australia this October, including a cameo on the Yours & Owls lineup.
Watch: Finn Wolfhard Praises PUP’s ‘The Dream Is Over’
Watch: PUP – ‘Guilt Trip’
PUP The Dream Is Over Australian Tour
Tickets on sale now
Saturday, 1st October
Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
Tuesday, 4th October
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Wednesday, 5th October
The Brightside, Melbourne
Thursday, 6th October
The Reverence Hotel, Melbourne
Tickets: Reverence Hotel Official