Puggy

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Puggy
Origin Belgium
Genres Pop
Years active 2004-present
Labels Talkieo. Mercury
Website www.puggy.fr
Members
  • Egil "Ziggy" Franzén
  • Matthew Irons
  • Romain Descampe

Puggy is a Belgian 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 four 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". "When You Know" is also the theme song for the French television series Detectives.

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.[8]

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

In 2016 their 4th album, Colours, was released.

In Other Countries[edit]

One of their songs, We had it made was used in Spain by the Atresmedia Group for the name change occurred on March 6, 2013.[9]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Albums and details Peak positions
BEL
(Fl)

[10]
BEL
(Wa)

[11]
FR
[12]
Dubois Died Today
  • Released: 2007
  • Label: Talkieo
 –  –  –
Something You Might Like  – 2 27
To Win the World
  • Released: 2013
  • Label: Mercury
56 1 26
Colours
  • Released: 2016
  • Label: Mercury
40 1 35

EPs[edit]

  • Teaser (2009)

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
BEL
(Fl)
Ultratop

[10]
BEL
(Fl)
Ultratip

[10]
BEL
(Wa)
Ultratop

[11]
BEL
(Wa)
Ultratip

[11]
FR
[12]
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
"Goes Like This"  – 36  – 6  –
2016 "Lonely Town"  –  – 5  – 171
"Soul"  –  – 16  –  –
"Change the Colours"  –  – 18  –  –

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. ^ 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. ^ "http://www.rtbf.be/culture/musique/detail_puissant-et-jouissif-puggy-au-sommet-a-forest?id=8208796"
  9. ^ Atresmedia, Group. "Antena 3 Group is now, Atresmedia". Antena 3's Youtube. Atresmedia Group. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  10. ^ a b c "Puggy discography". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  11. ^ a b c "Puggy discography". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  12. ^ a b "Puggy discography". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 

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