SWEET PILL – ” Where the Heart Is “

Posted: March 16, 2023 in MUSIC

Sweet Pill lands in the sweet spot between melancholic Midwest emo and noodly math rock, grungily processing these two influences into their recent debut album “Where the Heart Is”—a more emo-pop take on the sounds their Philly peers in Mannequin Pussy have been churning. We don’t wanna give away any spoilers, so you’ll have to catch one of their sets to find out where, exactly, their hearts are.

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.

Band members

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

“High Hopes” is taken from Sweet Pill’s ‘Where the Heart Is’, out now via Topshelf Records

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