PUP On The Album That Almost Never Was, Dealing With Critical Acclaim And The Best Band Injuries

Canadian four-piece PUP have just wrapped up a huge Australian tour in support of their most successful album to date The Dream Is Over.

Released earlier this year, The Dream Is Over has taken the band to a new level with huge critical acclaim and new hoards of adoring fans.

Despite this, it was actually the album that almost didn’t happen, as the name of it alludes.

Speaking to Music Feeds, frontman Stefan Babcock explained that the album was named after what a doctor once told him.

“I don’t know what else to tell you but the dream is over,” she said after he suffered a vocal chord injury.

“What it came down to is I had some very serious vocal chord damage and she was pretty much saying you can’t tour anymore.”

Not one to let doctors or injuries get the best of him, Babcock played a show that night and continued to play shows for the next six weeks until it eventually caught up with him.

“If you want it badly enough you find a way to make it work,” he said though, overcoming the vocal chord damage to record and tour The Dream Is Over.

The record has gathered acclaim all around the world and the band are still figuring out how to deal with the praise.

“Sometimes it’s hard to take it seriously,” they said.

“Sometimes somebody says an incredibly positive thing about it and they completely miss the point of it and then someone says something negative and they totally get it.”

Check out the full interview above, where, amongst other things, the guys also discuss other, notable band injuries.

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