Prettier Than Pink
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Prettier Than Pink


Band Alternative Pop


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The best kept secret in music


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"Chop Suey" (Sutton Records) - 2005
"UnPink" (Viva Records) - 1997
"Prettier Than Pink" (Viva Records) - 1995


Feeling a bit camera shy


In the mid-'90s, amidst the clanging and screaming of the Philippine rock scene, the group Prettier Than Pink catapulted onto the charts, landing at No. 1 with the winsome jangle and golden harmonies of "Cool Ka Lang" ("Just Stay Cool"), their first single. Now, when the music world has finally rediscovered the appeal of toe-tapping hooks and actual singing, Prettier Than Pink has been revived after an extended hiatus, this time playing to an international crowd.

"Chop Suey" marks the U.S. debut of this all-girl band. In true New Wave fashion, the group has a multiethnic line-up: Lead singer/guitarist Lei Bautista, guitarist Pamela Aquino, and bassist Melody del Mundo are from the Philippines while drummer Ann Connolly is a native of Ireland. The crisscrossing of Asian and European blood is exemplified in the music, which combines the warm melodies of Filipino music with the artistic experimentation, genre-bending, and post-punk cool of the U.K.

To Prettier Than Pink, predictability is not in the menu. They leap from funk to psychedelic rock to '60s pop with gusto. During the '80s the New Wave movement gave artists the freedom to mix and match various musical styles, and Prettier Than Pink are continuing that tradition. In Prettier Than Pink's view, pop is not one genre; it's the sum of a vast number of them. And here they are presenting their vision on a global level.

Pop goes the world.