Indie/Punk // For Fans of: Saintseneca, Nana Grizol, The Mountain Goats

Five-piece Denver “soda punk” outfit: Knuckle Pups brings a DIY ethic to lively indie-punk songs. Principal songwriter Oliver Holloway crafts contemplative, brooding, and tongue-in-cheek lyrics. Knuckle Pups brings a sound to the stage that combines punk’s structural anarchy and bold energy with the bright melodics and dreamy hooks of indie. They use thoughtful and rich vocal harmonies and ear-catching synth sounds to complement the grit of their guitar and bass tones. Since Spring 2020, they have been tirelessly and quietly finishing their upcoming record and preparing their live show for a post-COVID world.

Chelo and Oliver met through Craiglist when Chelo was relatively new to Denver and looking for folks to play music with.

Knuckle Pups is:

Oliver Holloway – Lead songwriter, lead vocals, and rhythm guitar
Olivia Hendrick – Synth/omnichord, backup vocals
Tomás Campos – Drums
Chelo Aguirre – Lead guitar, backup vocals
Coco Martin – Bass, backup vocals

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Knuckle Pups’ Favorite Colorado Artists:

Patrick Dethlefs

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