The Sweet Kill

New Music Critique: The Sweet Kill

Production8
Lyrics7
Music7
Vocals8
Musicianship8
7.6

With a strong (if not distinctive) voice, artist Pete Mills and company deliver
 dark, dramatic, synth-powered songs that, despite dire lyrics, send an upbeat, often empathetic message. “Hello World,” for example, takes us on a harrowing, desperate journey, yet it has an irrepressible optimism as Mills sings “Let’s dance the night away!” “War” is dark, dramatic, and features a menacing bassline and female backup singers screaming/screeching beneath Mills’ light-sounding vocals. The artist’s most commercial-sounding tune is “Goodnight” where stark solo piano and a rich, reverbed vocal is adorned with detonations of synthesizer tones and lyrics that describe a “nightmare that never ends.”

Contact: thesweetkill@gmail.com

Web: thesweetkill.com

Seeking: Label, Booking, Distribution

Style: Dark Pop Electronic