“Five Minutes With” frontman of The Sweet Kill, Pete Mills

Pete Mills is a member of Vancouver’s legendary rebel rousers, Flash Bastard. Pete now lives in Los Angeles and fronts the dark wave band The Sweet Kill.

THE SWEET KILL is a one-man Post-Punk, Dark & Gothic artist. Driven by cold synths, atmospheric guitar and melodic bass, multi-instrumentalist and velvety crooning baritone Pete Mills conducts a Darkwave masterpiece of romantic sorrow echoing the laments of The Cure and Joy Division. Shadow Zone Sound is Mills’ own sanctuary where he records and produces all THE SWEET KILL material. DARKNESS is the cinematic debut released on Young & Cold Records (Germany) as well as Shadow Zone Records (USA). Mills exclaims, “I wrote DARKNESS to uplift and inspire those lost in the shadows of life.”


The Sweet Kill


Darkwave, Post-Punk, Gothic



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Latest Album:


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Favourite musician growing up:

Trent Reznor

Favourite musician now:

Perturbator (James Kent)

Guilty pleasure song:

Anything Max Martin

Live show ritual:

Meditate and destroy

Favourite local musician:

Drab Majesty

EP or LP?

Single Single Single THEN LP

Early bird or night owl?


Road or studio?

Studio… for now

Any shows or albums coming up?

November 26 Bar Sinister for the vinyl and CD release in America of The Sweet Kill album DARKNESS

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Rapid Fire Vancouver Qs

Favourite local restaurant:


Favourite street in your city:

Wall Street is so industrial from the new Brighton park to the crab park. The drive overlooks the water of Vancouver Harbour so I personally love driving slow listening to Iggy Pop & the Stooges or anything CBGB late 1970’s brings in massive amounts of inspiration for me, heals my soul.

Favourite park in your city:

Stanley Park my unwinding drive along a winding road zen zone. Where I unplug from the Matrix vibes

Favourite music venue in your city:

Commodore so many memories of working there, playing there, moshing in the pit there, dancing there, the history, the legacy…

Favourite music store in your city:

ZULU Records