Prize Pets. The Nottingham foursome have been rightfully receiving a lot column inches so I thought it was about time SM stuck their oar in. Prize Pets have been compared to The Fall and Mark E Smith a lot which is maybe a little unfair, I mean The Fall! How do you live up to that? With ease apparently. Full of b-movie riffs, Stooges-esque weight and pounding rhythm to spare, Prize Pets have a sound both new and reassuringly vintage, without the pastiche. Their 7" New Weirdos is out May/June on Sex is Disgusting Records and there are London dates in June, including a free afternoon show Beyond Retro June 5th. Oh and check out the guitarist's beard, now that's manly growth!
Prize Pets - New Weirdos