MAM Song of the Week: Pretty Vicious – ‘Little Molly’

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Pretty Vicious announced they would split in the New Year, after a roller-coaster four years as a band. The Welsh four-piece crashed onto the scene in 2016, when they uploaded ‘Cave Song’ online and sparked a virtual whirlwind and a label bidding war.

They signed to Virgin EMI, but later left the label, and signed a new deal with Big Machine in 2018 which led to the debut album ‘Beauty Of Youth’ being released in July 2019. The album is full of the powerhouse rock’n’roll; the Pretty Vicious brand in full flow.

‘These Four Walls’ opens the album and personifies everything that made the band one of the most talked-about and stand-out new bands of recent years. Fast-paced, riff-filled energy rock. Just as ‘These Four Walls’ opens the record with a bang, ‘Little Molly’ ends it with phenomenal impact, a stark parting reminder of the band’s talent.

The song opens with a change of pace, a slow guitar playing over the sound of running river water. The recognisable vocal of Brad Griffiths joins before the track builds into a powerful rock ballad rising and falling across an immersive five-and-a-half minutes.

‘Beauty of Youth’ is the legacy left by Pretty Vicious; a young band from Merthyr Tydfil who became one of the shining lights of UK guitar music.

Catch them performing as Pretty Vicious in London for one final time on December 13th when they take the stage at 229 Venue 2. Final tickets are available via See Tickets and Skiddle.