Died Pretty (sometimes The Died Pretty) was an Australian indie rock band centred around singer Ron Peno and guitarist Brett Myers. The band formed in Sydney in early 1984 and played their last shows in 2002.Their music started from a base of early electric Bob Dylan with psychedelic influences. They were also notably influenced by The Velvet Underground and Television.They were managed their whole career by John Needham of Citadel Records, their label, and were to some degree the Citadel house band.
The band formed in early 1984 after vocalist Ron Peno's previous band, The 31st, had split. Music journalist and keyboardist Frank Brunetti had formed a band with Brett Myers, formerly of The End, and suggested Peno join as singer. After various temporary rhythm sections, Jonathan Lickliter and Colin Barwick from The End joined a month later on bass and drums respectively.The band came quickly to the attention of the Australian independent music scene, with the first two singles