A hedonistic and spontaneous duo emerged from a collaboration, with people from two countries bordering one another—France and Italy. Public Likes Pills personify the young generation with their sound, incorporating club-culture with degeneracy, pills and substances, promiscuity, being the creatures of the night they portray themselves as—musically. Without having to give into pretentious and the current generation as such, as they romanticize something long forgotten which still exists but as a fragment of its former past. A sound which transgresses your regular disco-beat into some kind of electronica that should remain unclassified, but with a snotty almost uproarious permeation into a general theme. From 2011 and forward they’ve experimented with different sounds, leading into dark electronica and beyond from minimalism to melodious decay. Now they’re placed themselves in a punk-category, beats are harsh bordering to industrial, together with an attitude that can match their lyrical concept. Delphie from the duo has a rather self-willed approach to her vocalization on their songs, while Patrick G. the machinist is the mastermind who pass out dancefloor radicalism.
Three years ago their self-titled debut-EP was self-released, featuring a four-tracked repertoire. It contained one of their first proper tracks but not their interpretation of the Judas Priest song “Living after midnight“—a nice effort making a rock’n’roll anthem into a depraved, suggestive, minimalistic rave-and-electronics spectacle. The same year two remixes of their tracks made their Soundcloud, one Club Remix of “Anarchist In Paris“—another of the same track, called Mach Fox Remix (Ugly and Bruised). Both remixes took care of making Public Likes Pills even more distorted and packing a punch then ever, deep baselines with noisily distorted synthpads—contrasted by the buzz-saw-like club remix. Then two years went and another remix-release showed up, this time of a new track by them called “The Tube“, remixed by Fraggle and btN, accompanied by: “Reckless Driving Academy Remix“. From minimalist techno to crazy drug-infused breakcore and dark drumstep, to an arrhythmic wondrous and hypnotic spin-around for danceable purposes.
Now they’re back for the non-commercial Ljudkalendern collection. What’s funny about this song they’ve contributed with is that it follows the same pattern which reveals that it’s them, but it doesn’t pack the same harshness as their other tracks. You could almost imagine something more pleasant when listening to it. It’s still a banger, if you’d ever feel hesitant about listening to it. The song is called “I’ll Control” and is a nice anthemic dance-track which will most likely get you to move a few steps in any direction. For the 6th December you’re given the exclusive opportunity to stream and listen to a completely new and original track from Public Likes Pills.
“Decadence and not so much rock’n’roll,
the pills are strong and in control
For those of you ready for a party,
this will make you hearty”
We’ve gone clubbing and will be back in the afternoon, because I think the party ends when one of us do. So club into the night while listening to their track, come back when you’ve refreshed and feel alright. Tomorrow night a new one will hit the dancefloor and it might make you distraught, but until then you’ll have fought. Exclusively from the dancefloor: “I’ll Control” as a substance for you to consume, digitally. Better then everything else.