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Jim Davies - Guitars
Alex Baker-live drums
“IS JIM DAVIES THE UK'S MOST EXCITING GUITARIST?" - TOTAL GUITAR.
“I started playing guitar, solely rock/metal. My turning point was when 'dance' bands like The Prodigy started using guitars. I loved all the squelchy synth sounds and textures which I started to replicate on the guitar. I also started to get more into effects and sounds which I think is when I developed a bit of a unique style for myself."
A fan and regular stage-diver at Pitchshifter gigs Jim approached JS Clayden after a show in 1997. "We got talking and he suggested I add some guitars to some of their tunes. He gave me a demo of www.pitchshifter.com. I added some guitars for a track called “Please Sir” after which the band invited me to Nottingham to record it. I ended up playing on 6 tracks and was asked to join the band.
The track 'WYSIWYG' is one of my favourite solos ever, it’s the most bizarre sounding lead ever, which was the idea.". Jim toured relentlessly around the globe with Pitchshifter and then went on to co-write the albums Deviant and PSI . Jims last gig for Pitchshifter was immortalised as the Bootlegged, Distorted Live album."My last gig with them was a massive high and I will always remember it as such"
A unique brand of Modern Rock with a dark, electronic side, VICTORY PILL came to fruition after Jim’s departure from PSI, when he teamed up with former Prodigy drummer Kieron Pepper.
“I had a big writing session over a few months which resulted in nearly 20 tunes. I played
With that pedigree, it is no surprise then that the result is a mammoth debut album of inventive and infectious sounds, like the explosive "Downfall" and "Another Clone" as well as the critically acclaimed first single "Worst Case Scenario".
"I've taken my time on this, but I think this is the best music I've ever done. I've found some great new guitar sounds. It would be impossible for me to write an album that all sounded in a similar vein. I have to mix it up that's what keeps it fresh and exciting for me.” Davies concludes.
"Instant ,catchy, rocking riffage. This lives up to its superb pedigree." -
"Victory Pill are going to soon be making their mark on a rock scene
"Impressive debut single from Jim Davies
"The Prospects for Victory Pill are very good, with an inventive
"I really like this..." - Malcolm Dome - Total Rock
"Great work from professional musicians...." Girl Talk
"Interesting noise from ex-Pitchshifter and Prodigy members " - Ho
"Former Pitchshifter and Prodigy Guitarist Jim Davies returns...." Express
"Industrial rock with a melodic edge...."Metro