FOR FANS OF: HÜSKER DÜ, INHEAVEN, CABBAGE
Beginning as the result of a chance, shoeless acid-trip chance meeting, Dead Pretties quickly gravitated around their one common interest of making music. Dropping out of their respective musical colleges at 17 and instead choosing London’s smaller, more weathered venues as their musical institutions, the London-based three-piece soon set about making noise together wherever and whenever possible.
Clambering on to any stage that would have them, Brixton’s The Windmill being somewhat unsurprisingly the most welcoming, the band soon enough began pricking (or perhaps perforating) the ears of mostly unsuspecting audiences with their volatile, guttural performances.
Support slots to the likes of Drenge and The Orwells were soon offered, with the band showing they could set alight larger stages – whilst also regularly appearing with the likes of their South London contemporaries Goat Girl, Shame and Fish soon brought about a growing word-of-mouth following.