HCK9 make noise in their roaring new alt-pop single ‘MEDICINE’.

“I’m not your therapist,” frontman James Brown howls over a thrashing guitar and an abundance of pounding drums. HCK9 aka Half Cut K9 arrived on the scene 2 years ago, making clean-cut alt-rock with a distinctive edge. Needless to say, they’ve since soared in their genre and have linked comparisons to Twenty One Pilots and Jimmy Eat World; just a couple of James’ pivotal influences.

Throughout HCK9’s entire catalogue, their rose-tinted glasses are placed carefully to the side as the band pride themselves in “telling it as it is” in all their lyrics. And it’s working! Their lo-fi productions have pushed HCK9 into the mainstream, even securing sync slots on prime-time television.

“’(I’m not your) Medicine’ some might say is a little too metaphorical to say in an argument but the sentiment however, rings true. Whether it may be a parent, toxic ex or a friend who just can’t get the hint, 9/10 people will have gone through a situation where they are pushed past the human ability to shoulder the weight of someone’s crumbling life. If this hasn’t happened to you, I hate to say it but you may want to seek out a therapist.

Medicine is all about drawing a line in the sand between my need to save everyone and the people who can’t be or don’t want to be saved. It’s the battle against a hero complex sown into my very being and the inability to say what needs to be said.This is a goodbye letter to the self destructive people who refuse to take responsibility for their own life, and make it everyone else’s problem,” – James Brown of HCK9

HCK9’s gleaming future lies ahead, but for now, if you feel the urge to release some angst, we highly recommend including ‘MEDICINE’ in all your playlists.

Words: Jordan White

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