Merthyr’s finest ‘Move’ in their own way
Shannon COTTON
09:20 23rd August 2018

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Every band experiences their fair share of highs and lows during their musical career, however very few bands can say they’ve experienced that on the same, fiercely intense scale that Welsh four-piece Pretty Vicious have - and in such a short space of time too. 

For every soaring Glastonbury performance there seemed to be a much more negative, downside of the industry for them to fall victim to. Now though, with new management in place, and a solid team surrounding them they have dusted themselves off and are ready to unlock their full potential. 

With this in mind, enter: ‘Move’, a stomping and rollicking rock song ready to be howled in arenas across the country with a pint in each hand, and today Gigwise is thrilled to present the exclusive first play for the music video.

Directed by Hamish Kay, the visuals skip between the band thrashing it out in their usual blistering style with frontman Brad Griffiths growling, “If you wanna come and get it, look me up and come around,” and a postwoman seemingly possessed by the demon of good ol’ fashioned rock ’n’ roll. 

Speaking about the video, the band say, “We’re absolutely buzzing to share the video for ‘Move’ with you all. It’s a little taster of what’s to come at Reading and Leeds this weekend. Working with Hamish Kay was insane, he captured the passion for what we do and took the tune to the next level.”

Still caught up in a trance of youthful arrogance, the song capitalises even further on the handful of rocketing tracks they crafted a few years back about escaping Merthyr Tydfil in pursuit of rock stardom and whipped A&R scouts from the big smoke into an almighty frenzy. 

It’s an indication of new music that will appear on their eagerly anticipated debut album, slated for release in the new year on Big Machine/John Varvatos Records, and the quartet have had Dan Austin (You Me At Six, Twin Atlantic, Pulled Apart By Horses) at the production helm for the long overdue milestone. 

Catch Pretty Vicious on the Festival Republic Stage at Reading Festival this Saturday and Leeds Festival this Sunday.

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