Dirty Nice is ‘Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared’ composer Charlie Pelling’s musical project, with Lisbon based musician Mark Thompson. Pelling is fast becoming the go to composer in the UK comedy scene working with the likes of 2022 Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Sam Campbell and BAFTA winner Jamie Demetriou (Stath Lets Flats, Fleabag).

In an age where every band/artist has to also be a content creator Charlie & Mark decided to lean into their interests of cartoons and comedy. In the last year they have amassed a cult online following into the hundreds of thousands across Tiktok, Instagram and Reddit for their creative animations, voicing and animating a whole host of eccentric characters themselves, further expanding the weird and wonderful world of Dirty Nice that all began with the music.

The FADER - "charming mix of off-kilter melodies and classic songwriting chops"

i-D - "weird & wonderful"

MTV - "whimsical & playful"

COMPLEX - "trippy & mind expanding”