Tour Diary: Pretty City head to the States chasing new music and Texan good times

Melbourne’s Pretty City recently packed their bags for another short sojourn to the USA where recording of new music, as well as a cheeky stop at SXSW awaited. The band’s new album Cancel the Future is out tomorrow and in coming months, Pretty City will be out on the road (in Australia and abroad) with this new bad boy – in the meantime, find out how their trip Stateside treated them!

For fans in Melbourne, catch Pretty City launching Cancel the Future at The Curtin Hotel on April 7th!

Johnny arrives to record. Portland, Oregon.
Ken arrives to record. Portland, Oregon.
Hugh records piano and vocals. Pacific City, Oregon.
Ken takes some time out. Pacific City, Oregon.
Drew at his kit, waiting for the band to tune up. Oceanside, Oregon.
Hugh and producer Dominik in conversation.
Hugh completes a track singing from the side of the bed. Oceanside, Oregon.
Hugh staying in the zone. Oceanside, Oregon.
Johnny gets a sound. Oceanside, Oregon.
Johnny, Ken and Mickey in Studio. Oceanside, Oregon.
Ken riffs. Oceanside, Oregon.
The studio floor in Oceanside, Oregon.
The view from the studio. Oceanside, Oregon.
“The Delegates”: Ken and Drew at the Austin Convention Centre, SXSW.
Blue Light Disco. Australia House. Austin, Texas.
Drew walks SXSW. Austin, Texas.
Drew, Ken and Andrew W.K. Austin, Texas.
Interview Drew. Austin, Texas.
Interviews at SXSW. Austin, Texas.
Johnny warms up at SXSW. Austin, Texas.
Live & Loud at SXSW. Austin, Texas.
Live at Australia House, SXSW. Austin, Texas.
The Texas sun beats down on SXSW. Austin, Texas.
BBQ & Brew. Austin, Texas.
Don’t cry, Ken. Austin, Texas.
Drew at SXSW. Austin, Texas.
Engineer Sacha at sunset. Oceanside, Oregon.
Johnny in wardrobe. Austin, Texas.
Ken in the window seat. Oceanside, Oregon.
Pepperoni at SXSW. Austin, Texas.


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