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Dear Prudence are an alternative pop five-piece-band from Brighton fronted by Madeline Poncia.

Dear Prudence
OriginBrighton, England
GenresPunk, pop
Years active2011-present
LabelsLondon
Websitedearprudencemusic.com
MembersMadeline Poncia
Paul Egan
Rick Ahir
Andy Highmore
Alexis Nunez

2011-12: Career beginningsEdit

Dear Prudence formed in late 2011 and signed to London Records shortly after.[1] The band picked up some early interest with features on NME and in Kerrang! magazine, along with a New Noise piece on Wonderland Magazine[2] and Clixie Music Ones to Watch.[3]

Dear Prudence take their name from the Siouxsie and The Banshees cover of The Beatles track "Dear Prudence". Madi has cited Siouxsie and The Banshees along with The Cure and Depeche Mode as her main musical influences on several occasions.[4]

ValentineEdit

On 22 April 2012 the band released their debut single ‘Valentine’ digitally, as well as a physical release through Rough Trade. The band performed the track on BBC2’s The Review Show along with a cover of ‘Echo Beach[5] originally by Martha and the Muffins. Although the single did not chart the band picked up additional features in NME[6] and Hit the Floor.[7]


The band played Brighton’s The Great Escape Festival in May 2012, picking up another ones to watch feature courtesy of Drowned in Sound.[8] Following the Great Escape Dear Prudence opened for Haim at a one off show at Dingwalls in London’s Camden Town.[9] The band more recently featured on producer Oliver Koletzki’s track, ‘You See Red’.[10]

Coming Apart AgainEdit

Dear Prudence released a new track in August 2012 which was made available on Facebook as a free download. ‘Coming Apart Again’ was added to the BBC Radio 1 playlist on 20 August, the same week as the band’s appearance on the BBC Introducing stage at the Reading and Leeds Festival.[5]

Notable live performancesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "London Records". London Records. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
  2. ^ "NEW NOISE: Dear Prudence". Wonderland Magazine. 11 May 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
  3. ^ "ONE TO WATCH - 'Dear Prudence' | Clixie - The Best In New Music". Clixie. 17 February 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Dear Prudence - Interview | Clixie - The Best In New Music". Clixie. 16 April 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
  5. ^ a b "Reading + Leeds 2012 - Acts - Dear Prudence". BBC. 1 January 1970. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
  6. ^ "Dear Prudence - 'Valentine' - NMETV Latest Music Videos and Clips". Nme.Com. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
  7. ^ Frost, Adam. "Dear Prudence To Release Debut Single And Supporting Tour | Hit The Floor Magazine". Hitthefloor.co.uk. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
  8. ^ Edwards, David (16 May 2012). "The Great Escape 2012 - DiS' Festival Highlights / In Depth / Page 9 // Drowned In Sound". Drownedinsound.com. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
  9. ^ "Dear Prudence and Haim at Dingwalls, Camden 18th June 2012 - THE GREAT ESCAPE". Greatescapefestival.tumblr.com. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
  10. ^ "Oliver Koletzki feat. Dear Prudence - You See Red". YouTube. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
  11. ^ "BBC London 94.9 - The Late Show with Joanne Good, With Tom Tyler and Dear Prudence in session". Bbc.co.uk. 29 April 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
  12. ^ Frost, Adam. "Dear Prudence To Release Debut Single And Supporting Tour | Hit The Floor Magazine". Hitthefloor.co.uk. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
  13. ^ Edwards, David (16 May 2012). "The Great Escape 2012 - DiS' Festival Highlights / In Depth / Page 9 // Drowned In Sound". Drownedinsound.com. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
  14. ^ "Dear Prudence and Haim at Dingwalls, Camden 18th June 2012 - THE GREAT ESCAPE". Greatescapefestival.tumblr.com. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
  15. ^ "Reading + Leeds 2012 - Acts - Dear Prudence". BBC. 1 January 1970. Retrieved 21 August 2012.