Metallic Hardcore outfit ‘Sedative‘ are Perth, Western Australia’s newest heavy exports! Today, they are releasing their debut single and video – ‘Cough Medicine’! It is available on all online stores and streaming platforms now at http://ffm.to/sedative_cough.
Previously known as Grenade Brain, the band have re-branded to bring #PerthMisery to the world. On May 11, they released the following statement: “𝑊𝑒 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑆𝑒𝑑𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑒. 𝑊𝑒’𝑣𝑒 𝑐ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑔𝑒𝑑 𝑎 𝑙𝑜𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟 𝑎𝑛𝑑 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑎 𝑤ℎ𝑜𝑙𝑒 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑙𝑑 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑠 𝑡𝑜 𝑠ℎ𝑜𝑤 𝑦𝑜𝑢. 𝑆ℎ𝑜𝑤𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑎𝑙𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑑𝑦 𝑎𝑛𝑛𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑐𝑒𝑑 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑝𝑎𝑠𝑡 𝑛𝑎𝑚𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑖𝑚𝑎𝑔𝑒 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑏𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑙𝑎𝑠𝑡 𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑒𝑠 𝑤𝑒 𝑎𝑝𝑝𝑒𝑎𝑟 𝑢𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑔𝑢𝑖𝑠𝑒. 𝑊𝑒 ℎ𝑜𝑝𝑒 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑐𝑘 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑢𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑒𝑛𝑗𝑜𝑦 𝑤ℎ𝑎𝑡’𝑠 𝑡𝑜 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑒. 𝑃𝑒𝑟𝑡ℎ 𝑀𝑖𝑠𝑒𝑟𝑦”
Sedative is an amalgamation of heavy music created by 5 individuals from a plethora of influential backgrounds – Sonically ranging from slam to modern metallic hardcore, and touching on themes such as despondency, grief and personal turmoil. Sedative seeks to create a viscerally confronting atmosphere in their music through exploration of heavy themes, as well as creative and unique twists on the tropes of modern heavy music.
Vocalist Matthew Daly says that this debut single ‘Cough Medicine’ is “…about the agony that is presented from not coping with something. Lyrically speaking, the song talks about abusing alternate methods of release, to escape the turmoil that one may be dealing with, whilst also touching on the unfortunate mental state that can be brought on as a result of both the situation, to begin with, and also the poor means of coping.“
*’Cough Medicine’ features an array of dark, ambient spaces scattered amongst the onslaught of heavy music to create dynamic moments of breathing room for the listener.
The band have also announced that they are playing their debut shows as Sedative in Western Australia with two shows alongside fellow heavy hitters Vengeance on June 25 and 26 in Perth and Bunbury.