Pretty But It Has No Use, the debut LP from Leipzig/Berlin, Germany-based BABY OF THE BUNCH, is out today.
Taking the band moniker from a line in The Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight,” BABY OF THE BUNCH was founded in 2015 in Leipzig by four fifteen/sixteen-year-old teenagers. The band describes their influences and sound as a blend of 1990s indie rock, riot girl, new wave, and pop.
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The band released two EPs in 2018 and 2019 and four singles between 2020 and 2022. With the track "Banana Ice Cream," they began to see streaming and indie radio success in Germany, and their Spring 2020 single "Ur Mom" saw solid airplay in Germany and in the US via NPR radio. The Fall 2020 single “I Like That” saw very good prime time radio pickup and now sits with more than 200K streams at DSPs. Following special radio concerts and sessions with Deutschlandfunk Nova and MDR Kultur, the Spring 2021 single “Chapstick Girl“ became an indie hit within the LGBTQA+ community.
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BABY OF THE BUNCH now presents their debut album Pretty But It Has No Use. The eleven-song album was produced by Thies Neu at Tonbrauerei Berlin and mastered by Philipp Welsing at Original Mastering Hamburg. The record is out now on CD, digital, and 45rpm audiophile cut vinyl through Believe Music on behalf of Revolver Distribution Services. Fans of Team Dresch, Bratmobile, Bikini Kill, Babes In Toyland, and Sonic Youth, check it out.
Pretty But It Has No Use Track Listing:
1. Happy Here
2. One In A Million
3. Make Out
4. After All
7. I’m In A Band
10. The Piss
11. Watching Paint Dry