A vibrant mix of punching drums, biting guitar lines, bright synths and thick, warming bass, The Pretty Ugly set an up bet tone right from the off with their new single ‘That’s Such A Girl Thing To Say’. Immediately comparable to the likes of fellow indie heads Circa Waves and Marsicans, this style of guitar led, infectious indie always caries a breezy, lightness which The Pretty Ugly capture as if it was their second nature, doing an excellent job of capturing the energy and exuberance which I’m sure permeates into their live shows.
Despite the uplifting exterior of the track, the lead vocal carries a biting, underlying melancholy as the song treads through being cheated on by an ex. A subtle sting to lyricism with a sarcastic wit and a sense of irony, the band make light work of turning a difficult situation a catch indie banger.
Speaking about the track the band explain: “The song came from the realisation that frontman Jimmy’s girlfriend at the time was cheating on him. The controversial title was picked purely because it reflects perfectly the extreme irrational emotions that somebody goes through when going through an awful break up like that. However, in our typical fashion we dressed the song up as an alt rock, indie, punky upbeat tune with a chorus to die for.”