Puggy

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Puggy
Paaspop 2014 Puggy 01.jpg
Background information
Origin Belgium
Genres Pop
Years active 2004-present
Labels Talkieo (2007)
Mercury Records (2010)
Website www.puggy.fr
Members Egil "Ziggy" Franzén
Matthew Irons
Romain Descampes

Puggy is a band formed in 2004, when French bassist Romain Descampe and English vocalist Matthew Irons met Swedish drummer Egil "Ziggy" Franzén at a jazz school in Brussels.[1][2] For this reason the band considers itself Belgian in origin. The band has released three albums and is signed to Mercury Records

Career[edit]

Puggy has toured all over the world, opening for prestigious bands such as Smashing Pumpkins, Incubus, and Deep Purple.[2][3] Their first album, Dubois Died Today, was released on independent label Talkieo in June 2007.[4] In 2010, they appeared on the French television show Taratata, presented by Nagui, to promote their follow-up album, Something You Might Like. They also performed live on Belgian television.[5] The album resulted in three music videos, for the songs "I Do", "When You Know" and "How I Needed you".

In 2013, the band released their third album To Win The World, certified platinum in Belgium.[6]

They have toured extensively in France, Belgium, Switzerland and the Netherlands.[7] In 2014 they played a sold-out Forest National in Brussels (9000 capacity) as well as a sold out club tour all around Belgium.[5]

The band has had tracks included in the sequel to Largo Winch (the film adaptation).

They are currently working on their 4th album, set to be released in 2015.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Albums and details Peak positions
BEL
(Fl)

[8]
BEL
(Wa)

[9]
FR
[10]
Dubois Died Today
  • Date released: 2007
  • Record label: Talkieo
 –  –  –
Something You Might Like  – 2 27
To Win the World 56 1 26

EPs[edit]

  • Teaser (2009)

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
BEL
(Fl)
Ultratop

[8]
BEL
(Fl)
Ultratip

[8]
BEL
(Wa)
Ultratop

[9]
BEL
(Wa)
Ultratip

[9]
FR
[10]
2009 "I Do"  –  –  – 4  – Something You Might Like
2010 "When You Know"  – 35 6  –  –
2011 "How I Needed You"  –  – 17  –  –
"We Have It Made"  –  –  – 9  –
"Something You Might Like"  –  –  – 23  –
2012 "To Win the World"  – 35 22  –  – To Win the World
2013 "Last Day on Earth (Something Small)"  –  – 8  – 176
2013 "Goes Like This"  – 36  – 6  –

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hertogs, Bert (2011) "Puggy, Ancienne Belgique Brussel", concertnews.be, retrieved 2011-05-26
  2. ^ a b "Puggy, Saturday, March 19, 2011", aujourdhui.fr, retrieved 2011-05-16
  3. ^ Piettre, Eric (2010) "DEEP PURPLE s'offre un Wex bondé", Music in Belgium, retrieved 2011-05-26
  4. ^ David Glaser on RFI Musique: "Puggy set to conquer the world", (24 August 2010)
  5. ^ a b Mertens, Jonathan (2011) "Puggy dans D6bels On Stage ce jeudi à 22h45, extrait en primeur (vidéo)", RTBF, 3 March 2011, retrieved 2011-05-26
  6. ^ Pierre-Yves Paque (2014) "La Fete à Puggy"
  7. ^ http://www.puggy.fr/?page_id=80
  8. ^ a b c "Puggy discography". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  9. ^ a b c "Puggy discography". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "Puggy discography". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 

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