Pretty Addicted is a Dance-Punk act from the loopy mind of frontwoman & songwriter Vicious Precious. Originally from London and formed in 2011, PA are now based in Yorkshire. Described by Kerrang Magazine as a “pint-sized hurricane” Vicious has built quite the crazy train of loyal fans, also known as ‘Crackheads’, all over the country and this only seems to grow year by year. Welcomed by people of all music preferences, they manage to manoeuvre with ease among all genres creating new Crackheads wherever they go!
Self described as “If Marilyn Manson made 90s rave music, [I] like to think it would sound something like this” there are influences from rave, punk, goth, trance, metal and electro, she has planted herself in the middle of everything; fits nowhere and yet everywhere. She has always stood out with her high-energy, outlandish and often controversial live shows; people often saying they were both “terrified and aroused”!
“Overall [Pretty Addicted] is like disappearing down the rabbit hole after dropping a tab or six of acid while being led on your journey by a demonic Mickey Mouse.” -Firebrand Magazine
They released their first album “Filth” in 2013. This was an experimental album and, originally starting out as a duo, this was PA dipping their toes in the music industry water. It was more Industrial in tone, as opposed to the now more Dance-Punk crossover sound. Vicious has gone at it solo since the release of “Filth” and in 2014 came the release of “It All Stems From Childhood”, often described by Vicious as her “first real album” and known by fans as a “cult classic” . This album really started what is now considered the established PA sound; mixing dance music with punk attitude and full of emotional lyrics telling the story of a broken childhood, delivered by a mixture of singing and screaming.
In 2016 the third album “Holding Hands With The Shadow Man” was released and, with a slightly rockier vibe amongst the ever present dance feel, it made it clear Vicious was able to play with an array of genres and yet still remain true to her PA style. Catchy hooks, bass heavy choruses and a harsher edge. Fans have described Vicious’ vocal style as “raw”, “passionate” and with “a fierce presence”, some comparing it to the likes of Marilyn Manson and Maria Brink of In This Moment.
“The Magic Of A Lunatic” was released in 2017 and had a definite 90’s dance overtone. It’s obvious Vicious’ influences lie heavily in the 90’s, dance music and alternative alike, and yet “TMOAL” is is still modern. Always with a concept, she sings with purpose and determination. The songs are made for you to feel and to get lost in. This zany Pretty Addicted world she has created is definitely not for the faint-hearted!
Albums 2,3,4 & 5 were made by crowdfunding campaigns on Indiegogo and all 4 campaigns superseded their financial goal. The latest crowdfunder to help make album 5 “Soul For Sale” nailed the target with a wicked 101%! The album is ready to be released but has unfortuntely been delayed because of Covid-19.
“Pretty Addicted have always been a bit of a square peg in a world full of round holes. Led by the enigmatic Vicious Precious..their music has always had a strong following. Recently the growth of that fan base has accelerated as more people catch on to what the music is about and why it is important.” Gary Truman of ‘Whats On’ on ‘The Magic Of A Lunatic’
Pretty Addicted have performed all over the country; doing headline tours as well as support shows, supporting the likes of Michale Graves (ex-Misfits), Crazy Town and Sulpher. They played at Subkult festival in Sweden in 2017 and 2019. They have also performed in Switzerland and France. In 2014 they did shows in Texas, USA, and hope to go back to the US again! They performed at Mammothfest & Devolution Magazine‘s 2017 Halloween event. In 2018 they stepped up their festival game by playing Amplified Festival, alongside bands like Jinjer, Soil and Evil Scarecrow and they played Rebellion Punk Festival in 2018 and 2019, alongside bands like The Damned, The Exploited and UK SUBS. 2019’s Rebellion they played on the Pavillion Stage and went down a treat!
They have had their tracks played on Australian and American Radio as well as being interviewed on Australian Radio 4ZZZ. Vicious has also had interviews on UK radio shows including Psychosin Project and TBFM Radio. Their songs are played in prestigious, alternative clubs all around the world including Slimelight, UK, The Church, USA, Reykjavik Goth Night, Iceland, Bloodbath, Sweden and others.
It’s a steady rise to where this band is aiming to go. With sheer determination and passion above all else, Pretty Addicted are a band without a stop sign in sight and their mantra “We come. We fuck shit up. We leave” is a pretty spot-on description of what is happening here!
“[Vicious is] Someone that I respect to the hilt as an artist and someone who has peaked my fascination on numerous occasions this year. I have been incredibly fixated on Pretty Addicted and have been captivated by the rollercoaster of absolute highs and downright lows of a true DIY band pushing against the grain to justly make a mark on the scene, the industry and even the world.”Nickie Hobbs of ‘Devolution Magazine’