Australia
Psych, Indie, Rock
Melbourne band, Pretty City, combine Smashing Pumpkins-esque fuzzed out guitars with washy, reverb drenched vocals to produce a dreamy yet powerful rock sound. They say they are influenced by Trents band from the iconic 90s film Reality Bites, and aspire to be like Mystic Spiral from Daria.

The band hit last year’s SXSW (2016) wowing industry and punter alike with their energetic and melodic live shows, culminating in their official showcase reaching venue capacity to rave reviews from Glamglare, Noisy, the AU Review, to name a few.

Upon returning home, the band released their debut album Colorize in May, 2016, taking the band to new heights not only in the land down under but in the USA. Keeping good company with artists like The Kills & Paul Simon, Colorize was the 12th CMJ most added record to US college radio in early June. It also debuted at number at 103 on the overall CMJ charts peaking at number 70, and made top 10s on college radio throughout the country.

Back home in Australia, COLORIZE garnered nothing short of rave reviews;

‘Colorize covers genres such as ambient, experimental and shoe gaze, but what’s truly astounding is how perfectly the album progresses. There is a clear logic behind the track listing, which ties together the flawless album. This album cries out to be played in full, start to finish, and the payoff for doing so makes for something even greater than the sum of its parts.’ – The Music

‘The acid-drenched debut album from Pretty City will consume you with the Melbournians progressive sound.’ – AAA Backstage

The lead single from their debut LP, Running Around was premiered by CMJ in February 2016, describing the song and band as, ‘Strutting up and along some hazy rainbow made of stadium riffage and 90s glow stick big pants dance while gazing down at their kicks only long enough to take in that rainbow, this Melbourne-based band sound as brash and ready as a new band can be.’ – Eric Davidson – CMJ, New York.

Pretty City are thrilled to be playing in Canada for the first time at this year’s Canadian Music Week and look forward to an amazing festival experience.

April 20, 2017 11:00 pm CMW Showcase
April 21, 2017 1:50 am Aussie Night Out