Cork, County Cork
Pretty Happy are a scintillating three-piece act from Cork known for their dynamic live performances and electric eccentricities. Made up of siblings Abbey Blake (Guitar), Arann Blake (Vocals, Bass Guitar) and Andy Killian (Drums), the trio have established themselves as one of the most exciting acts on the Cork music scene. They use a combination of absurdist lyrics, demented emotions and idiosyncratic melodies to create an all consuming noise rock sound.
Their newest single, the energetic and darkly punk tinged Schmuck, has gained notice nationally and in the UK.
Coinciding with this single release was the kickoff to the bands festival season, a slot at Quarter Block Party. They were featured in the Irish Examiner as one of the "5 of the best" acts to see at the festival.
In the build up to Schmuck’s release It was played multiple times on RTE 2fm, BBC Ulster, Hoxton FM (on Get in Her Ears), 8radio, Red fm, 96fm, 98fm, Dublin City fm, Phoenix fm, Highland Radio, Midlands Radio, KCLR, Beat 102-103 and playlisted on Play Irish and Flirt fm.
The single was also featured on Entertainment.ie's "5 new Irish songs you need to hear in February" and picked up by Hot Press Magazine's A&R Department.
The members of Pretty Happy are passionate about their local arts scene. Guitarist Abbey is founder of Angry Mom Collective, a movement set up to battle the gender divide in Irish arts. All members are also keenly involved in drama and film which clearly bleeds through to their eccentric live performances and their self made music videos.
Pretty Happy have spent the past year busy with a heavy gigging and festival schedule. Highlights include supporting Bitch Falcon and Otherkin and taking to the stage at Indiependence Music and Arts Festival.
'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.' - Irish Examiner
'Schmuck' provides four minutes of giddy, breathless, enjoyably unhinged guitar music, with hints of jangly power pop and Pixies-style ragged indie-rock in the mix.' - entertainment.ie
'Guitarist Abbey Blake’s, phenomenal style of play created a mammoth sound that engulfed Cyprus Avenue. The energy in Cyprus Avenue was electric as the trio struggled to contain themselves to the stage, with Abbey eventually crowdsurfing during their impromptu encore, closing with the thrilling ‘Dogs’. Pretty Happy with the start? Pretty ecstatic more like it.' - Jacks Media
'They’ve blown my mind over the past year and I think they’re one of the best new acts to come out of Cork,' - Caoilian Sherlock Quarter Block Party
'The rollicking punk rhythm is strong in this one, shouted harmonies and sinister theatrical interludes all combine for a truly bone fide raw punk-rock personality to the music of Pretty Happy.' - REMY
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