Philadelphia’s Sweet Pill writes eruptive emo songs that embrace the edges of pop and hardcore. Members Zayna Youssef (vocals), Jayce Williams (guitar), Chris Kearney (drums and vocals), Sean McCall (guitar and vocals), and Ryan Cullen (bass and vocals) originally started the band at Rowan University in 2018, but later found themselves calling Philly their home. The kind of band whose members are fully immersed in their local scene — through a handful of notable side projects and the show-promoting Philly staple 4333 Collective — the quintet’s sound takes wide-spectrum influence from its environment. The result is a mix of complex song structures and flourishes of technical acumen ~ wholly unconcerned with genre.