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Australian metalcore / metallic hardcore pack SEDATIVE share debut single & video called “Cough Medicine”

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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 this spot.

Previously known as Grenade Brain, the band have re-branded to bring #PerthMisery to the world. On May 11, they released the following statement:

π‘Šπ‘’ π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘’ π‘†π‘’π‘‘π‘Žπ‘‘π‘–π‘£π‘’. π‘Šπ‘’’𝑣𝑒 π‘β„Žπ‘Žπ‘›π‘”π‘’π‘‘ π‘Ž π‘™π‘œπ‘‘ π‘‘β„Žπ‘–π‘  π‘¦π‘’π‘Žπ‘Ÿ π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ β„Žπ‘Žπ‘£π‘’ π‘Ž π‘€β„Žπ‘œπ‘™π‘’ π‘€π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘™π‘‘ π‘œπ‘“ π‘‘β„Žπ‘–π‘›π‘”π‘  π‘‘π‘œ π‘ β„Žπ‘œπ‘€ π‘¦π‘œπ‘’. π‘†β„Žπ‘œπ‘€π‘  π‘‘β„Žπ‘Žπ‘‘ β„Žπ‘Žπ‘£π‘’ π‘Žπ‘™π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘Žπ‘‘π‘¦ π‘Žπ‘›π‘›π‘œπ‘’π‘›π‘π‘’π‘‘ π‘€π‘–π‘‘β„Ž π‘œπ‘’π‘Ÿ π‘π‘Žπ‘ π‘‘ π‘›π‘Žπ‘šπ‘’ π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘–π‘šπ‘Žπ‘”π‘’ 𝑀𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑏𝑒 π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘™π‘Žπ‘ π‘‘ π‘‘π‘–π‘šπ‘’π‘  𝑀𝑒 π‘Žπ‘π‘π‘’π‘Žπ‘Ÿ π‘’π‘›π‘‘π‘’π‘Ÿ π‘‘β„Žπ‘Žπ‘‘ 𝑔𝑒𝑖𝑠𝑒. π‘Šπ‘’ β„Žπ‘œπ‘π‘’ π‘¦π‘œπ‘’ π‘ π‘‘π‘–π‘π‘˜ π‘€π‘–π‘‘β„Ž 𝑒𝑠 π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘’π‘›π‘—π‘œπ‘¦ π‘€β„Žπ‘Žπ‘‘’𝑠 π‘‘π‘œ π‘π‘œπ‘šπ‘’. π‘ƒπ‘’π‘Ÿπ‘‘β„Ž π‘€π‘–π‘ π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘¦

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 seek 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 β€˜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 June 25 and 26 in Perth and Bunbury.

The new track comes with a hard-hitting clip – Directed by AndrΓ© Avila & Matthew Daly, Filmed by Sarah Avila, AndrΓ© Avila & Matthew Daly and was Edited & Colour Graded by AndrΓ© Avila . The song was Recorded by Ilija Stajic (Illyria) for instrumentals and Luke Green for Vocals, then Mixed and Mastered by Modern Nihilism Recordings.

Sedative are Matthew Daly (Vocals), Raphael Abadi (Guitar), AndrΓ© Avila (Guitar/Vocals), Ryan Spencer (Bass/Vocals) and Nathan Wolfenden (Drums).

Sedative’s debut single ‘Cough Medicine’ is out now on all digital stores and streaming platforms. Tickets are available now for their debut shows as Sedative at their Events Page.

Karol KamiΕ„ski

DIY rock music enthusiast and web-zine publisher from Warsaw, Poland. Supporting DIY ethics, local artists and promoting hardcore punk, rock, post rock and alternative music of all kinds via IDIOTEQ online channels.
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