EP Review: Nicotine Pretty – “Real Life Glories”
Formed by former Sick Livers frontman Ginge Knievil, Nicotine Pretty’s two singles to date have been pretty solid efforts, so it’s safe to say that I was quite excited to see this six-track EP land in my inbox. Justifiably so as it turns out.
“Real Life Glories” is Nicotine Pretty announcing their arrival on the scene in style, and marks them out as a definite band to watch. Forsaking the Turbonegro style nutter thrash of the Sick Livers for a more Dollsy glam swagger, this is a band who definitely get what a decent tune should sound like. The likes of Bygone Boy, Bad Whiskey and the heartfelt fuck-you to the band’s detractors that is This Ship Ain’t Going Down have just that right mix of Slaughter & The Dogs/Dictators style punk snarl and Hanoi Rocks indebted glammed-up strut, and what you get is something pretty damn impressive indeed.
It’s been quite a while since we got a genuinely promising new glam-punk band arriving on the scene, but I’m pleased to report that Nicotine Pretty definitely fit the bill. If their debut album proper can match up to these standards, the potential in this band could be pretty damn awesome.
Colour me very impressed indeed - "Real Life Glories" builds nicely upon the promise shown in Nicotine Pretty's first two singles and shows that this band have got tricks, riffs and chantalong choruses up their sleeves in spades. If you fancy a bit of Dolls/Hanoi style glam-punk in your life, then this should be right at the top of your shopping list.