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Pretty Vicious have packed more highs and lows, disappointments and triumphs into their fledgling careers than most bands manage in a lifetime. The Merthyr four piece – Brad Griffiths (vocals and guitar), Elliot Jones (drums), Jarvis Morgan (bass) and Tom McCarthy (guitar) – were only four gigs into their existence when an unseemly A&R scrum plucked them from their small-town Welsh roots and dropped them into an industry whirlwind, barely equipped to survive. As managers and executives squabbled over the direction the prodigiously talented yet gloriously untamed teenagers should take, the industry and process chewed them up and spat them out. A few have experienced this familiar story of too much, too young. Fewer still have had the confidence, belief and raw talent to drag themselves back from the brink and deliver a future classic brimming with youthful dreams and the frustrations of small-town mundanity. Still all under the age of 21 and having experienced the music industry at its most turbulent, Pretty Vicious are a band that have now found their footing and unlocked the potential of how powerful their music truly is; with every scream and guitar screech, they’re one step closer to replicating the arena rock success of their forefathers. They have the songs, anthemic and heavy, as well as a youthful zeal that feels like a breath of fresh air in a staid Rock scene. Now aligned with Big Machine/John Varvatos Records in the US and long-time supporters Virgin / EMI in the UK, Pretty Vicious are prepared to unlock their immense potential with an anticipated full-length album out in 2019, featuring their Top 30 hit “Move” and raucous “Are You Entertained?” With recording complete with producer Dan Austin (You Me At Six, Twin Atlantic, Pulled Apart By Horses), their forthcoming debut perfectly captures the youthful 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.