WL//WH is glad to premiere the debut single of Cold Medicine, the brand new side project of Phil Taylor, the frontman of Tampa, FL based dark/surf post-punk band Sleeping Pills.
Originally called Champagne Reign, it has secretly been a work in progress for about two years to achieve the sound quality Phil initially set for, enough to be released on his good friend Matthew Moyers‘ Popnihil label.
“The name just didn’t stick with me, about 4 months ago I came up with Cold Medicine and I can’t think of a better name to pair it along with Sleeping Pills“.
“I made an effort to make sure all of the tracks were way darker and electronic than the realm of my main band Sleeping Pills which is a bit more on the live band side of things and can be quite upbeat as well”.
The first single from the EP is titled “The Darkest Rose”.
“When I wrote The Darkest Rose I made a big deal to theme the song around the drum beat as opposed to most of the other tracks that seem to focus more on synth or vocals”
Minimal but incredibly powerful and strikingly aggressive, mixing synth-punk with the late 80’s/early 90’s proto-EBM sound of D.A.F., Die Krupps and Yello, is propelled by pounding and hypnotic percussive rhythms and dense swathes of menacing and whirring synth. The deep baritone vocals sharpen the gloomy, tense and claustrophobic atmosphere laced of a vicious, dangerous, but totally addictive, dark love.
The debut EP “Darkest Rose” is due to be released, tape and digital, on October 5th, 2018 through Jacksonville-based Popnihil Label.
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