Listen to the third single off their upcoming debut album now.
Pretty Vicious have revealed These Four Walls, the latest single from their forthcoming debut LP. The new track follows the announcement that the Merthyr four piece will headline London’s Camden Assembly on 12 February, ahead of their album release later this year.
The third offering from their anticipated album, These Four Walls is Pretty Vicious’ own brand of youthful abandon at it’s raucous best. A snarling call to the dancefloor, its glorious millennial grunge is fuelled by rowdy, infectious musicianship, always teetering on the brink of chaos. Singer Brad Griffiths’ primal howl perfectly sums up the youthful dreams and the frustrations of small town mundanity, delivered with the confidence of a frontman who knows he and his last-gang-in-town are, finally, equipped to carry the flag of their rock‘n’roll forefathers.
Plucked from their small town Welsh roots three years ago, the teenage school friends were only four gigs into their existence when they were swept along by an industry whirlwind they were barely equipped to survive. As managers and executives squabbled over the direction the prodigiously talented yet gloriously untamed gang of teenagers should take, the industry and the process chewed them up and spat them out.
After their (now ex) management had reached a dead end with the initial recording process and a string of incompatible producers, fate conspired to drop a copy of their raw demos on the desks of Big Machine Label Group President Scott Borchetta and iconic fashion designer John Varvatos, who were in the process of creating a rock label together. Immediately recognizing their immense raw potential, they wasted no time in bringing them into the fold. Suddenly the stars aligned, and with a new management team behind them, Pretty Vicious found themselves within a structure – Big Machine/John Varvatos Records in the US and long time supporters Virgin / EMI in the UK – to unlock their immense potential.
Pretty Vicious have a tale to tell. A story that shows that the four of them are going to stick together through thick and thing and come out the other end stronger and more determined than ever. They also have the songs, anthemic and heavy, and a youthful zeal that feels like a breath of fresh air in a staid rock scene. Recording on their debut LP is now complete with producer Dan Austin (You Me At Six, Twin Atlantic, Pulled Apart By Horses) and perfectly harnesses the energy and attitude that initially caused the London A&R scene to go all-in on an unruly gang of teenagers from the Welsh valleys.
After three years of bidding wars, industry turmoil, gigs with Noel and The Manics, music GCSEs, the Nashville skyline and cult fashion designers, and yet still barely 20 years old, Pretty Vicious are finally here and ready to get properly started.