Welcome again to Takeover Tuesday, the place every week, Billboard faucets chart-topping artists and tastemakers to compile their very personal playlist unique to Billboard's Spotify account. We give the artists free rein to base the record on no matter topic they select. The solely rule? Make it as inventive and distinctive to them as doable.
Since gathering consideration on the British rock scene in 2015, Pretty Vicious have been dubbed "an unruly gang of youngsters," establishing a gritty sound and racuous spirit with songs like "Are You Ready For Me" and "Ain't No Fun." Their fearlessness is now making waves in America, as Pretty Vicious signed with Big Machine Label Group final 12 months and scored their first Top 30 hit on the Mainstream Rock Songs chart with "Move."
One factor that makes Pretty Vicious so endearing is their youthful power, which can be so infectious as a result of the blokes are literally quite younger themselves. All beneath the age of 21, the Pretty Vicious guys (singer Brad Griffiths, drummer Elliot Jones, bassist Jarvis Morgan and guitarist Tom McCarthy) search inspiration from their very own teenage experiences, channeling that into guitar-heavy rock and roll. So when the Welsh rock group put collectively a playlist for Takeover Tuesday, they sought out artists and songs with related essence.
"The theme of youth and what it’s wish to be younger, reckless & typically silly is an enormous a part of our data, so it is a assortment of songs that we really feel both encapsulate or encourage that theme," Jones says in an announcement. "It doesn’t imply that they essentially must be about what it’s wish to be younger, nevertheless it’s about how they affected us rising up and the way they made us really feel and in some instances had been simply the soundtrack to our lives at a sure level."
That soundtrack options songs by rock teams each basic and present, from Pearl Jam and The Cure to Circa Waves and Arctic Monkeys. There's additionally a observe from The Godfather of Punk, Iggy Pop ("Lust For Life"), in addition to early hits from Dave Matthews Band (1998's "Stay") and Cage The Elephant (2008's "In One Ear"), and lots extra rock the place these got here from.
The 20 songs all come collectively for a rowdy show of Pretty Vicious' greatest inspirations, giving followers a style of what sounds could be mirrored on the group's full-length album, which is due later this spring.
Check out Pretty Vicious' youth-inspired Takeover Tuesday playlist under.