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Pretty Vicious, the UK band that initially caused the London A&R scene to go all-in on an unruly gang of teenagers from the Welsh valleys, 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. 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; with every scream and guitar screech, they’re one step closer to replicating the arena rock success of their forefathers. 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 Spring 2019. With recording now complete with producer Dan Austin (You Me At Six, Twin Atlantic, Pulled Apart By Horses), their forthcoming debut features Top 30 hit “Move,” raucous “Are You Entertained?” as well as “These Four Walls,” prompting Loudwire to declare “2019 is just starting, but Pretty Vicious already are a strong contender for the first breakout band of the year.”