What? Hot property teenage rock ‘n’ rollers.
From where? Merthyr Tydfil
What’s the story? Baby-faced Welsh rockers Pretty Vicious have arrived seemingly from nowhere with their fully-formed visceral garage-punk.
Like the bastard child of The Libertines and the Arctic Monkeys, the band tumble headlong into shambolic real-deal territory.
Armed with bags of delinquent charisma and enough breakneck riffs to give early Manics a run for their money, there’s no doubt that Pretty Vicious are ready for combat.
In just under 12 months since their first live gig, the four-piece have signed to a major label (Virgin EMI), supported the mighty Manics and headlined the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury.
Further sold-out shows, summer festival slots and an upcoming Swn Festival gig this weekend only confirm their place as rising indie-rock saviours.
Having also received healthy support from Xfm, BBC Radio 1 and Welsh radio, it seems the industry is gathering in their wake, ready to give them a big push into 2016.
Sounds like? The best bits of The Vaccines, Arctic Monkeys and The Libs – who said rock ‘n’ roll was dead?
Predicted to? Steal the show come festival season next year.
Must hear? The addictive indie shuffle of Cave Song – sounds like a young Alex Turner jamming with The White Stripes…
Catch them at The Moon Club, Cardiff on 7 November for Swn Festival, or on their other UK tour dates. More info: https://www.facebook.com/Prettyviciousuk/?sk=app_123966167614127