Pretty Vicious have released their hugely anticipated debut album Beauty Of Youth, out now on Big Machine / John Varvatos Records / Virgin EMI. The album’s 12 tracks of youthfully exuberant, feedback–soaked anthems comes to light after three years of record company disputes, infighting and ultimately deep seated bonds that can only be forged in sweat soaked venues. Beauty of Youth arrives in a typically turbulent period for the Welsh four piece which has seen frontman Brad Griffiths step back from the limelight to deal with ongoing personal issues.
Speaking of Beauty Of Youth, Pretty Vicious say:
“It’s been a long road to this point and we’re chuffed to bits that after all we’ve been through as a band of brothers we get to share this record with our loyal fans. There have been some major lows, but they’re far outweighed by the many highs and wild adventures that have gone into brewing up this album. We couldn’t be prouder of it, and of what our band has grown to mean to so many people. We’ll see you all again, don’t know where, don’t know when, but wherever it is we promise it’s going to be sweaty, debauched and very, very loud”
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. Dragging themselves back from the brink, the band found themselves on Big Machine/John Varvatos Records, a home that gave them space to regroup and find themselves again. Teaming up with Dan Austin (You Me At Six, Twin Atlantic, Pulled Apart By Horses), they found the perfect man to harness the energy and attitude that caused the London A&R scene to go all in on an unruly last gang in town.
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