New Music: Pretend Happy

Coming from a small, secluded town in North Devon, the Barnstaple trio Pretend Happy formed in May 2013 and begun to write their own infusion of punk, grunge and emo, drawing influence from life, skateboarding, good times, bad times, The Simpsons and literature.

Having self funded two EPs and a headline UK tour the band have just self released their new 6 track EP ‘MMXIII: A Collection of Old Songs’, which is formed of a collection of their previous two EPs. In less than a year the band have already shared stages with the likes of Gnarwolves, Nai Harvest, Dads, The Swellers and Straight Lines and this is only the beginning for the band. With a massive plan of touring and a new EP scheduled for release before the turn of the year, 2014 is set to be a big one for the band, watch this space.

Sounding like a mix of Weezer, a twist of nineties stars Inme and a dash of Nirvana these guys have the makings of music giants. With an interesting sound, different to other bands currently around, Pretend Happy are bound to amass fans with their laid-back subtle rock sound.

Touring in early May you can check the guys out at:

4th May- Palladium Club, Bideford

9th May- Fighting Cocks, Kingston

10th May- The Hatchet, Bristol

And their new yet old EP ‘MMXIII: A Collection of Old Songs’s’ is out now!

By Kimberley Bayliss

Kimberley is Vulture Hound's Live Editor and a Photographer.