The Pretty Ugly are a 4-piece Alt pop/rock band based in Yorkshire. Their sound is irresistible with a mixture of vintage, indie-rock and melancholy sadness – a sound that is destined to get you enticed in. Trying to not reinvent the wheel too much, they’ve added a their own slight touches to the new 80s indie wave that has hit the 2020s.
Their latest track “That’s Such A Girl Thing To Say” is an irresistible banger. Drums pierce through the mix, with a minimalistic but impactful beat that forms a formidable partnership when teamed up with the track’s grooving bass. Chorus-soaked guitars dance on top, creating a playful feel that is the perfect foundation for a lead vocal line. The tracks features singalong vocal lines that are packed with emotion and rawness and turn the track into an anthem.
Discussing the track, The Pretty Ugly share: “The song came from the realisation that frontman Jimmy’s girlfriend at the time was cheating on him. The controversial title was picked purely because it reflects perfectly the extreme irrational emotions that somebody goes through when going through an awful break up like that. However, in our typical fashion we dressed the song up as an alt rock, indie, punky upbeat tune with a chorus to die for. It’s a real earworm.”
It’s clear to see that the 80s obsessed Indie rockers (once described as looking like they ‘met at a bus stop’) aren’t your average alternative group. They’ve already set the bar extremely high with this release, we can’t wait to hear what’s in store next.