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Papa vs Pretty


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Sydney, Australia

Soaring, beat-afflicted Post-Gaze New Wave, inducing moments of hair-raising and hip-thrusting? Yes please.
Some have described PAPA vs PRETTY as certain to “rock your face”. Others have urged you “catch them before they explode into a fireball of fame that is too bright for your puny mortal eyes to look at”.
Drum Media put it a little more simply when they said “…may god, strike me down if it isn’t the greatest thing I’ve heard all year…the arrival of what should soon be a formidable talent.”

Already making their festival debut this year at 2008’s Parklife Sydney, PAPA vs PRETTY have been added to the end-of-year Peat’s Ridge lineup, sharing the billing with well-known acts like Salmonella Dub, Sparkadia, The Temper Trap, and Pivot.
Having won the hearts and minds alike of Sydney’s indie crowd, the band have enjoyed repeated airplay on sydneys FBi radio and some occasional play on the J’s, as well as numerous comparisons from the blogosphere and street press worlds to Arcade Fire, Joy Division, and Radiohead.
PAPA vs PRETTY have played with the likes of Dappled Cities Fly, British India, Goldfrapp, Soulwax, Dizzie Rascal, Bluejuice, The Devoted Few, 78SAAB, Malcolm Middleton, Grafton Primary & The Temper Trap, and graced many of Sydney’s most sought-after stages, including the Oxford Art Factory, World Bar, and The Factory and Festivals such as Parklife.


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  • ChrisFallout

    New album is amazing! Probably better than their first album. And the price on iTunes makes it a decent pickup.

    2 Mar 2014 Reply
  • WhatIzzet

    Love this band!!

    3 Jan 2014 Reply
  • hectorial85

    My Life Is Yours is fantastic!

    10 Sep 2013 Reply
  • ChrisFallout

    Sounds a little like Thom Yorke.

    23 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Dylbear

    great aussie band.

    1 Apr 2012 Reply
  • smartyOM


    6 Sep 2011 Reply
  • HighlyEvolved2

    Saw these guys supporting the Vines last night in at the Hifi bar Melbourne. They rocked the joint! Can't wait to see them again!

    4 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Mac_Tonight

    I can't hear these guys without always thinking of The Bends-era Radiohead. So good.

    28 Aug 2011 Reply
  • GeoffreyHam

    you know you're big when you're the supporting act for a band that was the supporting act of powderfinger <3

    3 Jul 2011 Reply
  • GeoffreyHam

    so much fucking love <3

    3 Jul 2011 Reply
  • avantlesbian


    7 Jun 2011 Reply
  • ci2yst4l

    yay, thanks itunes for the free music vid :) great band indeed

    7 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Dylbear

    fuck yea! great band

    4 Jun 2011 Reply
  • GeoffreyHam

    woot top listener. PvP <3

    19 Apr 2011 Reply
  • occer

    Isn't it all on itunes?

    20 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Robynsen

    Recently announced to be supporting Kisschasy at UNSW Roundhouse this Feb!

    18 Jan 2011 Reply
  • thecatfromalien

    hey, anyone know where i can download the first 2 EPs? cant find them anywhere. hope they come to england soon - they'd go down a storm. or better yet, play glasto!

    17 Jan 2011 Reply
  • onetrackedmindx


    5 Jan 2011 Reply
  • occer

    Good goood goood shit.

    27 Nov 2010 Reply
  • CrazydaysnessCD

    Hey guys, i saw you play at Surfer Blood last night. You were really amazing :) My sister and i bought both of your EP's. Hope to hear more of you soon. I am currently recommending you to a lot of my friends :)

    31 Jul 2010 Reply
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