2015 | Video of the Year (Sponsored by MuchFACT, exclusively funded by Bell Media) | Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux, Chandler Levack, Pup | | The JUNO Awards

Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux & Chandler Levack

Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux (from Vancouver) and Chandler Levack (from Toronto) met at the Canadian Film Centre in 2012. Since then, they’ve directed music videos in North America and the UK for punk bands like PUP, DZ Deathrays and Slaves. Their collaboration with their friends PUP led to two UK Music Video Award nominations this year for “Best Rock/Indie Video.” They are represented by OB Management in London.


What sets PUP apart in this booming scene is their ability to fuse hard raw punk energy with catchy earworms, big hooks, and scream-along choruses. Their songs are loud and fast, equal parts unchecked energy and calculated arrangements, with hair-pin turns, raging guitar riffs, and an overload of gang vocals.

Live, the band brings it full-throttled, every single show. They’ve gained a reputation for their sweaty, raucous, no-holds-barred live set. They play loud. Like really fucking loud. And every time they get on stage, you can be certain they’re gonna play their guts out – house party, dive bar, festival stage, it doesn’t matter.

In their short two years as a band, PUP has never stopped to catch their breath. It’s been two years of tireless gigging, sleeping on couches, eating vegetable soup, nose-to-the-grindstone, eating/sleeping/ breathing music.