CAROLESDAUGHTER PLEADS PLEASE PUT ME IN A MEDICALLY INDUCED COMA ON DEBUT EP OUT NOW – LISTEN HERE
SHARES CINEMATIC MUSIC VIDEO FOR “AUDREY”- WATCH HERE
LIVE DATES ANNOUNCED THIS SUMMER IN LONDON, MANCHESTER, GLASGOW & READING & LEEDS FESTIVALS
“Her superbly titled debut EP…showcases a feral emo-punk talent whose vast social media following attests to how closely her young fans identify with her unfiltered, scorched-earth lyrics, comic-book image and earworm hooks” –Sunday Times Culture
“alternative music’s compelling new star” – Kerrang!
“Driven by the spirit of punk, hardcore and Lil Peep, Thea Taylor is creating beautiful songs out of her ugliest experiences under her alter ego of carolesdaughter”
– The Line of Best Fit
“Taylor is a beacon to the misfits and alt kids”
– PAPER Magazine
“Alt-pop queen.. carolesdaughter spearheads the next generation of alt-pop music”
– V Magazine
Opening up a world unlike anything else, gold-certified alternative pop artist carolesdaughter—a.k.a. Thea Taylor—presents her highly awaited debut please put me in a medically induced coma EP via Arista Records today. LISTEN HERE
Regarding please put me in a medically induced coma, she added, “This EP feels like my introduction to the world. It’s extremely honest and vulnerable and it almost is like giving up a little piece of me. All these songs I wrote in rehab as a teenager when I was first trying to overcome my addiction, and even if someone can’t relate to the specifics, it’s about coming of age and finding yourself—which everyone has to do at some point.”
She celebrates the project’s arrival with the music video for “Audrey.” Over glitchy acoustic guitar, she paints the picture of a fantasy inspired by a real-life encounter with an exotic dancer. The video brings this vision to life as she laces the truth with a fiction she yearned for.
Of the song, Thea commented, “‘Audrey’ is based on a real dancer I met the first time I went to a strip club. It was kind of like a Cinderella story, and I never saw her again—but I gave her an entire unsolicited life story. The video is based on that real night and maybe what I wish would’ve actually happened.”
Elsewhere on the EP, she delivers morbidly magnetic anthems such as “Dead Boy (in my room),” which hinges on distorted guitar and an insidiously infectious hook. The finale “Cold Bathroom Floor” pairs her dynamic vocals with gently strummed clean guitar as she confesses, “I don’t want to fuck this up.”
carolesdaughter recently teased out please put me in a medically induced coma with “Target Practice”, which received much critical acclaim; Kerrang! hailed it as “anthemic” and praised it as an “attitude we can get behind,” and Alternative Press exclaimed, “Taylorturned the heartache from her high school experience into tenacious art.” Loudwire raved, “carolesdaughter perfectly captures distorted ‘90s vibes while bringing a timeless message.”
Meanwhile, her breakthrough debut single “Violent” has amassed hundreds of millions of streams and is certified gold. It picked up plays at Radio 1 from Annie Mac, Mollie King’s ‘Best New Pop’ and Jack Saunders’ ‘Tune of the Week’.
carolesdaughter plans to hit the road with nothing,nowhere. in the US this spring. carolesdaughter has also confirmed UK dates including a headline show at Courtyard Theatre in London on 25th August, plus the Reading and Leeds Festivals. Tickets and a full list of international dates can be found here.
please put me in a medically induced coma TRACKLISTING:
- please put me in a medically induced coma
- My Mother Wants Me Dead
- Trailer Trash
- Dead Boy (in my room)
- Target Practice
- Cold Bathroom Floor
2022 UK TOUR DATES
8/23 Glasgow, UK King Tut’s
8/24 Manchester, UK Deaf Institute
8/25 London, UK Courtyard Theater
8/27 Reading, UK Reading and Leeds Festival
8/28 Leeds, UK Reading and Leeds Festival
The youngest of ten kids born to educator parents, she grew up south of Los Angeles and just north of San Diego in Oceanside, CA. The siblings shared a passion for music, singing together and teaching one another piano. The family’s strict Mormon faith precluded “listening to anything beyond what was on the radio” though. An outsider since birth, Thea shuffled in and out of middle school, spending seventh grade and eighth grade in homeschool. In the face of various troubles, trials, and tribulations, she eventually attended five different high schools before dropping out. Simultaneously, she developed a diverse musical palette. After seeing a tattoo of the iconic logo, she researched Black Flag online and unlocked the worlds of punk, hardcore, and goth. Her tastes spanned everything from E.L.O., The Doors, and The Carpenters to Christian Death, Crystal Castles, Rico Nasty, Jinjer, and Lil Peep.
Around the same time, she started doing drugs, falling down a rabbit hole and taking multiple trips to rehab. “The last time I went to rehab, I was there for six months, and I had a guitar. I wrote prolifically all the time. It clicked, ‘This is what I was meant to do’. I told myself I would record and release music when I got home.” She made good on this promise and uploaded “wish I wuz dead” to Soundcloud, gaining traction right out of the gate. She chose the name carolesdaughter in honor of her mom Carole.