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Pretty Happy

Punk // Cork, Cork

Pretty Happy are an Art-Punk three-piece from Cork. Drawing on a rebellious tradition of Cork Post-Punk, the band has sculpted their own theatre influenced, all-consuming noise rock sound.

Early fans of the band include Steve Lamaque (BBC6), Tom Robinson (BBC6) & Don Yates (KEXP, Music Director) drawing comparisons to Pixies, Dry Cleaning, Girl Band, Fontaines DC & Talking Heads.

The band released their debut EP "Slugger's Bridge" with Art For Blind Records.

“Brilliantly surreal”
– Tom Robinson, BBC6

" 'Salami’ is a phenomenal track. Reminds me a lot of if Parquet Courts and the Viagra Boys collabed and were Irish. I love the post punk element and influence in the song.”
- Sofia K, KEXP

"The brilliantly bizarre track once again marks Pretty Happy as one of the country's most dazzlingly original acts."
-Hotpress Magazine

"Doomy, wonky guitars are knitted into the art punk tapestry that is Salami."
– Melita Dennett, BBC Introducing

“Make sure you hear hear hear Sea Sea Sea, a searing slice of post-punk.”
– Melita Dennett, BBC Introducing

"From the moment I heard [Salami] it put a smile on my face and it hasn't gone away since. It's an absolutely amazing piece of music, what an amazing band they are too"
-Stephen McCauley, BBC NI

"We’ve a burgeoning love affair with Pretty Happy, a Cork trio of the experimental post-punk variety who sound at time like a deranged Pixies – which is an entirely good thing!"
-Hot Press, A&R Department

“Cork band Pretty Happy’s ‘Sea Sea Sea’ is the oddball at the party this week – a new wavey post-punk track which delights in its Cork-accented delivery and earworm melody. The song is about “queer identity and gender stereotyping” ”.
-Nialler9

"Young contenders to the Cork music throne Pretty Happy are .... developing a reputation for the energy of their live shows and Abbey Blake’s emerging distinctive pedal-driven electronic guitar style."
- Ellie O'Byrne, Irish Examiner

"Having made an impression on gig-goers pre-pandemic with a live show that borders between playful, theatrical and unhinged, 'Salami' continues in that vein, marrying Pixies-inspired loud-quiet dynamic to stream-of-consciousness rhyming and vocalising."
- Mike McGrath Bryan, Irish Examiner

" Something of a best-kept secret."
- Lauren Murphy, entertainment.ie

"Listening to Pretty Happy feels like someone left the tap on at full blast, washing you away with noise and raw energy."
- NamelessFaceless

“[Sea Sea Sea] is an exploration in Irish queerness and gender stereotyping which channels no-wave guitars and Black Francis & David Byrne at their most effervescent”
-The Thin Air

Upcoming Gigs

3rd December 2021 21:00 Pretty Happy More details
4th December 2021 20:00 Pretty Happy More details