Sweet Pill

Sweet Pill  
p: Vanessa Valadez


Philadelphia’s Sweet Pill write eruptive emo songs that embrace the edges of pop and hardcore. The kind of band whose members are fully immersed in their local scene—through a handful of notable side projects and the show-promoting Philly staple 4333 Collective—the quintet’s sound takes wide-spectrum influence from its environment. The result is an amalgam of complex song structures and flourishes of technical acumen, wholly unconcerned with genre, yet evoking the specific styles of touchstones such as Paramore and Circa Survive.

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  • Jayce Williams
  • Sean McCall
  • Zayna Youssef
  • Ryan Cullen
  • Chris Kearney

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It already kind of sounds like a classic record, and I already wanna be in the crowd at their show [...] before they get any bigger
-Hayley Williams

[...] one of the most explosive records of the year [...]
-The Alternative

A confident blend of emo, pop, and hardcore from the rising Philadelphia band, featuring introspective lyrics and churning melodies.

there is no denying [their] formidable presence and charisma.
-XPN The Key

Where The Heart Is concerns itself with the contrast between focused concentration and raw strength, between the things that have to be cultivated and the things that you innately possess.
-Left of the Dial

Recommended for fans of blistering grunge riffs, internal turmoil, and folks with preteen cousins who do not respect your authority.
-FLOOD Magazine on "Blood"

“Blood,” the first single off Sweet Pill’s upcoming debut LP, finds the band at their most confident.
-The Alternative

[The lyrics] are the kind of fighting words you’d more likely hear in an outright D-beat hardcore song, but instead the Philly five-piece [...] subvert the physical elements of the genre and bring that same confrontational heaviness in word through a lurching build-up of dirging riffs and a pop-toing melody leading its pace.
-Recommended Listen on "Blood"

catchy hooks [...] highly emotional.
-If It's Too Loud on "High Hopes"

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