Pretty Child Backfire

Pretty Child Backfire

 Belfast, N Ireland, GBR
BandAlternativePop

Tropical indie goodness with infectious abrasive pop vibes

"They have choruses i would kill for and hooks as supermassive as any I've heard in a long time. They are not going to be Northen Ireland's best kept secret for very long. A catapult to the world awaits" - Gary Lightbody, Snow Patrol

Biography

Pretty Child Backfire are Mark, Ciaran, Paudy and Fintan. After forming in mid-2009, the South Derry four-piece have spent the past two years working hard to craft their very own palate of tropical indie goodness, along the way sharing the bill with local heavyweights including General Fiasco, Cashier No.9 and And So I Watch You From Afar.

Following the self-release of a promotional EP in 2009 the band was invited to play Glasgowbury Music Festival and the IMRO Tour, and as 2010 progressed appearances at Radar supported by BBC Introducing and the esteemed G Sessions in the Cellar Bar, Draperstown followed. 2011 saw
Pretty Child Backfire continue to grow in the Belfast scene, playing the Mandela Hall and a sold out Auntie Annie's.

Over the last 12 months, Pretty Child Backfire have had their collective creative heads buried away, and this February, began recording their debut album in Start Together Studios under the watchful eye of Ben McCauley. Featuring both new, previously unheard material and earlier, better established songs, now with the guidance of Third Bar Artist Development (Gary Lightbody and David Matchett) the band have plans for a debut single and UK Tour in support of the release this Spring.

"They have choruses i would kill for and hooks as supermassive as any I've heard in a long time. They are not going to be Northen Ireland's best kept secret for very long. A catapult to the world awaits" - Gary Lightbody, Snow Patrol

"60's lizard train wreck Jim Morrison once exclaimed "The old get older and the young stronger",I'm pretty much inclined to agree when it comes to Pretty Child Backfire. They are the sound of articulate, fractious youth, heartbroken and headstrong, with killer choruses and infectious melodies" -Phillip Taggart, BBC Introducing Radio 1

Discography

Oh Yeah Contenders (Compilation album)-2010
And All the Things Said In the Twilight (Single)-2011

Set List

And All the things Said In the Twilight
A Gentlemans Afternoon
The Swell and the Break
YLR
Our History
Truth Is Only Better When We Keep It Secret
I Wish I Knew You Better