High-flying Welsh outfit Pretty Vicious hope to have their debut album out by summer of 2016, they have revealed. Speaking before their support slot with The Courteeners at the Manchester Apollo on Tuesday 8th December they said; “We’ll be going in the studio in January for about eight weeks, and hopefully we’ll have it fully recorded and out in midsummer, in time for the festivals.” The band, made up of Elliot Jones (drums), Brad Griffiths (guitar, vocals), Thomas McCarthy (guitar) and Jarvis Morgan (bass), are all barely old enough to get served in their local pub, however were fortunate enough to get signed very quickly into their tenure as a band; “We got signed before our first gig,” said Jarvis. “Well, actually our second gig, our first gig was under a different name for our GCSE results party, but after that, we got picked straight up by Virgin.” After early comparisons to Arctic Monkeys and The Libertines, the band took the compliment, but offered their own comparisons, and who has influenced their sound the most; “Yeah we read that, and whilst it’s nice to hear, we don’t really think we sound like them very much, the same goes for Super Furry Animals. We listen to lots – a lot of Queens of the Stone Age, Pearl Jam. We sound a bit more like them I’d say,” reckons Thomas. After supporting the Manic Street Preachers over the summer, the band set out on a tour of the UK over the winter, and look to head back out on the road for festivals in the summer. “We’ll definitely be playing festivals next year” confirmed Jarvis, the most talkative member of the group. He adds “we’d love to go back to Glastonbury and Leeds”, which they performed at last year. Pretty Vicious concluded their 2015 tour by supporting The Courteeners on Tuesday, after an eventful three days with the band, which saw one show cancelled, and Liam Fray almost struck by a smoke bomb.