VICTORY PILL: More Debut Album Details Revealed

VICTORY PILL, the band featuring ex-PITCHSHIFTER/THE PRODIGY guitarist Jim Davies and ex-THE PRODIGY drummer Kieron Pepper, will release its self-titled debut in North America on October 23 on Corporate Punishment Records. Audio samples are available at this location.

"Victory Pill" track listing:

01. Downfall
02. Another Clone
03. Thin Line
04. Worse Case Scenario
05. Odds Get Even
06. Red Pill
07. King And Country
08. Set In Stone
09. Free Fall
10. Wasted On Me
11. Salvo
12. Scaremonger

VICTORY PILL's video for the track "Worst Case Scenario" can be viewed below. "The video was shot by Dose Productions, who did a few PITCHSHIFTER videos. I have worked with them before and they were our first choice," says Davies. "The video was shot in France in a bunker complex. The concept was just meant to be quite dark and grainy like the song and the guy in the video is basically slowly flipping out after taking a pill of some kind, it's very claustrophobic. I wanted something quite moody to suit the song, although the end isn't as uplifting as the end of the song as he blows his head off. Oops!"

"'Worst Case Scenario' was one of the first tunes I wrote for this band, it's the most live sounding too," continues Davies about the album's lead single. "We used almost all live drums for this and it's very bass-heavy, not an amazing amount of guitar; in fact it's quite sparse. Lyrically its very tongue in cheek; it's about going through life and becoming very cynical about everything where you used to always expect the best outcome. This song is about always expecting the worst, which is almost a way of protecting ourselves from being constantly let down. I think anyone in a band knows what I mean. You have to put your faith in people that very often let you down completely and the music business is a very unfair place. I had quite a dark period musically several years ago when all I did was plan for the worst outcome so I wasn't surprised when it came. But, I have to say the song isn't meant to be all doom and gloom; the third verse is meant to be uplifting and to have you stop dwelling on the past and get on with it, it's all good from now on. I'm not a miserable git, I promise!"

VICTORY PILL is the brainchild of Jim Davies. His guitars shaped THE PRODIGY's breakthrough album, "Fat of the Land", which included "Firestarter" and "Breathe". Jim toured worldwide with the band including a headline slot at Reading 2001. Davies was also a contributing member of electro-metal outfit PITCHSHIFTER who toured alongside INCUBUS and on Ozzfest. Davies' last gig for PITCHSHIFTER was immortalized in the "Bootlegged, Distorted" live album.


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