It´s been a long, hard and winding road for mankind, but in December 2011 the moment we´ve all – yet unknowingly and yet unaware of our coming salvation – been waiting for finally saw the light of day. Elin Larsson, Cory Berry and Zack Anderson, all just in their early twenties, formed a group which should quickly become one of the most acclaimed and interesting bands in music. Behold the birth of a new musical experience, an experience we thought was long gone, lost in time and space. Behold the birth of BLUES PILLS.
The young American-Swedish-French quartet create a very unique, intense and extraordinary rock atmosphere while at the same time having a major mainstream appeal that takes you right back to the time of BLUES PILLS’ ancestors Aretha Franklin, THE ORIGINAL FLEETWOOD MAC, LED ZEPPELIN, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and CREAM. Driving bass lines, grooving drums and guitar solos from another planet by the only 18 year old Dorian Sorriaux, harmonized and tied together with such easiness, such delight, by Elin’s incredible voice.
With the idea to take soul music, combined with blues and rock’n’roll and turn it into a new force of unimaginable energy, intensity and freshness, their blonde archangel & soul-saviour Elin Larsson will guide you gently into a new world, the band´s empire of soulful rock; her beautiful voice seems to be taking you beyond the stars to an infinite universe on a journey that appears endless in time, yet profound and revealing. Elin´s powerful lyrics are full of emotions, her jazzy-soulful voice never falls into the trap of an aestheticization of kitsch, but unfolds an outstanding beauty itself with a refreshing new take on the timeless and unquestionably noble art of rock `n` roll, touching your soul.After playing at Roadburn Festival as well as Desertfest Berlin in April 2013 as part of their first European headline tour, the band had also played a few selected summer festivals before embarking on the road again, this time as direct support of ORCHID. Last year also saw them heading to Australia for the very first time as they were invited to support their labelmates KADAVAR and having come back from down under, the band straight away returned to the studio to continue working on their debut record. They also took their time in between to head to Norway for a first ever headlining tour, another proof of how great the band’s demand has grown.
While having toured heavily across Europe and visiting Australia without even having an album out, Nuclear Blast released the highly-acclaimed EP »Devil Man« and a live EP including four tracks recorded at the legendary German WDR Rockpalast to appease the constantly growing hunger and demand, from both fans and media.
The band´s eagerly awaited self-titled debut album is going to be released on 25 July 2014 and is yet another document of their musical talent. It was recorded in Gothenburg with infamous producer Don Alsterberg (GRAVEYARD) and it is the product of a vision which was already beginning to manifest itself, before the thought was even imagined. It contains 10 songs filled with feelings of love and hate, joy and sadness, relaxation and frustration, all balancing together to form a whole picture which is the album »Blues Pills«.
„There are some hard times going on all over the world right now, and it seems to keep rising. Violence, hate and poverty are some peoples everyday life whether its from war, racism, gender, love, economy or sickness. We hope this album will bring a pause to people´s worried minds and fill their hearts with love and joy from the groovy tunes.“
The artwork is by the incredible artist Marijke Koger-Dunham and it was painted sometime in the late 60’s and because the band were looking for some 60’s inspired artwork, what could be better?
„For us as a band, it is a representation of the balance of life, as shown in all the symbolism of natural dualities such as darkness and light, sun and moon, life and death, etc. It shows how opposite forces are interconnected and compliment each other to form a whole. Besides that, it just looks absolutely amazing!“
So, sit back and relax and enjoy the elixir that is BLUES PILLS.
"Blues Pills convince everyone of their growing pedigree. And 'Devil Man' wouldn’t have sounded out of place in »Easy Rider«. A sign of their authenticity.“
Malcolm Dome, CLASSIC ROCK (UK)
„You don´t have to be a prophet to foretell the band a great future.“
Tom Jentsch, XAVER (DE)
„A true delicacy!“
Manuel Stein, ALLSCHOOLS.DE
„Woodstock is here and now – and Blues Pills the new heroes!“
Oliver Kube, EMP (DE)
„An exciting band!“
Wolfram Hanke, ROCK CITY NEWS (DE)
Jürgen Tschamler, CLASSIC ROCK (DE)
„Something unique this way comes.“
Daniel Böhm, ROCKS (DE)
Andreas Himmelstein, ROCK HARD (DE)
„Amazing, simply amazing!“
„BLUES PILLS have not only surprised me at Desertfest. They were the best band of the entire festival!“
Götz Kühnemund, Editor in Chief, ROCK HARD (DE)
"The explosive offspring from a cosmic ménage à trois between the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Shocking Blue and early Fleetwood Mac; poppin' some of these pills will free your mind (and your ass will most likely follow)."
Ludwig Dahlberg, FREE FALL/ THE (INTERNATIONAL) NOISE CONSPIRACY
"Blues Pills is a cool band, with a ripping youngster on guitar... I'll throw these folks my vote."
Scott Holiday, RIVAL SONS
"Blues Pills is one of the most interesting new acts from Sweden. Heavy well played blues, a new favorite!"
Ola Henriksson, WITCHCRAFT
"Blues Pills sounds like a super group straight out of 1967 San Francisco - Big Brother and The Holding Company, thrown to the dirty floor to be mopped up by The Jimi Hendrix Experience Band. It's great to see a band doing the 60s thing with such reverence for authenticity."
Carter Kennedy, ORCHID
"Blues Pills have managed to capture an amazing authentic feel and sound to their style of blues rock. If no one had told me they are so young I would have bet my balls on them being some old lost re-mastered treasure from the early 70's."
Niclas Etelävuori, AMORPHIS
„I like this a lot! Sounds like 60´s and 70´s with an own twist!“
Sebastian "Charlie" Schwanitz, DIE NEUE 107.7 RADIO STUTTGART (DE)
„The true successor to Big Brother & The Holding Company. Sensational!“
Thomas Moser, HEAD OF MUSIC, ROCK ANTENNE RADIO (DE)
"Soulful 70s blues rock meets rolling Black Sabbath basslines and vintage Heart. Superb!"
Christian Fischer, CLASSIC ROCK/PIRANHA (DE)
„The Blues Pills are one of the best female-fronted rock groups of the scene today, paying homage to the founders of 60's and early 70's psychedelic/hard rock music, while forging ahead into the future with their own unique sound.“
Mike Varney/SHRAPNEL RECORDS
„With our fondness for Swedish rock it’s not surprising that Blues Pills are appearing at Roadburn 2013 and not just because they are Swedish…but because they bring out the best heavy 70´s inspired rock we have heard in a long time.“
„Their amazingly fresh, 60´s and 70´s inspired Blues Rock holds the perfect vibe for our festival.“
"Authentic, classic, very young and very talented!"
Henning Furbach, PIRANHA (DE)
"BLUES PILLS create goose bumps and sweet wads of smoke! A highly explosive mix of the great COVEN, JANIS JOPLIN and the current retro/psychedelic wave."
„Blues Pills got something what others are lacking; they touch your soul!“
“The band’s blues driven heavy-psych is superbly executed with ripping fuzz guitar and barn-burning arrangements”.