Pretty Happy is a 3-piece sister-brother-best friend art-punk band from Cork known for intense theatrical live performances and embracing the idioms and energy of their home city. Off stage, Pretty Happy like to engage in other artforms including directing their own music videos, curating festivals, running their own venue and directing and producing feature length documentaries. In late 2022 they released their debut vinyl EP Echo Boy on the Foggy Notions label to great acclaim with intensive airplay on UK radio, a European tour supporting Kim Gordon, UK tour dates with Preoccupations and various other creative projects. At the end of the year The Irish Times voted Pretty Happy number 8 best Irish Group and number 9 Best Song for ‘Boots’. The band are currently working on their debut album due for release in 2024 and running the Seanie Buttons Presents… nights at Cork Opera House.
Special guests are Spit, a punk band from somewhere in Ireland, fronted by all three members and backed into a corner. They made music both screeching and soft from serrated notation and apocalyptic drumming. Their music is an atonal affront on the well trodden ground we’ve all paid enough admission to hear. Where most music soars, Spit wallows.