Pretty Vicious sign to Virgin Records! LTW tipped upstarts on the way to the topOur recent new artist of the day, Pretty Vicious, have just signed to Virgin Records. just when everyone was wondering where the next bunch of teenage tearaways who believe in guitars and anthemic songs to soundtrack the forgotten streets of the UK were going to come from…here they are.


The Merthyr Tydfil based band have the songs, the attitude and also have youth on their side…

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We say : ‘This is a punk rock teenage rampage with a touch of the Libertines but, as their name hints, with a punk rock rush as well .

Pretty Vicious are four 17 year old lads from the Welsh valleys who crank up the Libs adrenaline rush with a genuine punk rock.

They have the about to collapse urgency of the prime time Libs and the melodic mastery of Doherty and chums and the wide wild eyed belief that rock n roll can save the world – which it can!

Someone has got some great punk seven inches in their collection and it adds a thrilling edge to their rush plus they write really great sings- catchy, incessant and raw – they sound like they could be soundtracking the next pissed off generation.’


They say : Pretty Vicious are a Welsh Indie Rock band formed 2014 in Merthyr Tydfil South Wales. The band consists of Brad (lead vocals.Guitar) Tom (guitar) Jarvis (Bass)Elliot (drums)

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