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Brand new single 'Burnout' out now on itunesRead More...
Taken from the forthcoming album 'The Digital Divide' set for release on May 2nd 2011
The single features Triptaka front man Graeme Cornies on vocals, and has remixes from Empirion, Smash Hifi (Leeroy Thornhill & Marten Horger), Steve Lavers huge dubstep mix and Jon Mckee.
Watch the video now on youtube! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Xkq4Xo9CmE
NEW SINGLE OUT NOW FOR FREE DOWNLOAD AT WWW.VICTORYPILL.COM!
Comes with 2 remixes and a video.....you cant go wrong, victory is assured!
The Brainchild of former Pitchshifter and Prodigy guitarist Jim Davies, Victory Pill return with their newest offering 'Digital Divide' three years after the
release of their critically acclaimed self titled debut album.
Davies' signature guitar madness is on full view with bouncing melodies and teeth shattering riffs on tracks like 'Black & White' and 'Generation Waste' while the band reveal a more melodic sound on tracks such as 'Burnout' and 'Welcome to Our World,' The tracks are held together by Crossman's thunderous beats and pulsing synth sounds that create an eclictic mixing pot of electronic rock.
During the three years since the last release, the band's core writing duo Jim Davies and Pete Crossman have been prolific, writing and producing
two other albums. These include Davies' first solo album 'Electronic Guitar' released on Mascot Records in 2009, many remixes including US
electronic rocker Cell Dweller, Canadian industrial rockers Triptaka and UK electro punks Hounds.
Jim also found time to work with UK breakbeat lord General Midi as well DJ Hyper and drum and bass superstar Sub Focus. Whilst production wizz
Pete Crossman concentrated on remixing and releasing breakbeat electronica with former Empirion member Jamie Smart under the name Controlled
Change. The tracks were released on former Prodigy man Leeroy Thornhill's label Electric Tastebuds.
As the band's Pete Crossman explains "Jim had the idea to do a guitar instrumental album around the same time we started writing Digital Divide, so
we began doing both projects side by side. That kind of pushed the Victory Pill record back a bit but we were never going to rush the second album
anyway. As it stands this record feels like it took exactly the right amount of time to get it to where we were 100% happy with it."
After touring the first album extensively along side bands such as Static X and Skinndred, the band decided that the second album would be a studio
based project which would allow a more diverse sound to take shape than their previous outing.
Jim continues, "I think we both really wanted to get back to our dance music roots with the second Victory Pill record. We had already decided that the
new album was going to be more electronic and diverse than the first record. We both love all types of dance music so there is a really good meld of
sounds on the album. We were both kind of set on the fact it was going to be a studio based record and that gave us the option of using other vocalists
on some tracks."
The idea of using guest vocalists on the album took on new impetus when 'Victory Pill' were asked to do a remix for rising Canadian industrial band
Triptaka. Pete continues- "We were asked to do a remix for Triptaka's forthcoming remix album and we were both immediately struck by the quality of
their songs, in particular the voice of the band's lead singer Graeme Cornies. We struck up a really tight bond with the band and I have ended up
working on three remixes for the project. It was during this process that we asked the guys from Triptaka if they minded Graeme getting involved in our
album. The guys all agreed it would be a great thing, so we sent him over a track we had written. When it came back, well, to say we were blown away
is an understatement!"
Graeme went on to guest on three of the album's tracks including the forthcoming Victory Pill single Burnout. The result is an album of
uncompromising strength with a blend of styles and genres that will appeal to rocker and raver alike. Once again Victory Pill have shown there
is still much life and originality to be found in the cross-over genre.