Nuclear Blast Records are thrilled to announce the signing of the up and coming blues rock outfit of the year: BLUES PILLS.
Without any support from labels or booking agencies, rising stars BLUES PILLS have toured relentlessly, released highly sought-after underground EP ‘Bliss‘ and thus become the most talked about band in the scene. Mashing the sounds of legendary rock & soul pioneers such as Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, FLEETWOOD MAC or LED ZEPPELIN whilst incorporating their own, distinctive marks, BLUES PILLS have put the excitement back into rock music.
The band are equally excited at their new partnership: “It is with bliss that we announce signing with Nuclear Blast Records. It’s a dream come true in the literal sense of the words. Since we started the band we have always casually made jokes about one day getting signed to Nuclear Blast, though truthfully we never thought it would happen. So be careful what you wish for, people, it might just come true!”
The band consists of Swedish singer Elin Larsson whose unique voice carries as much soul, blues and rock as if she’d invented the whole thing herself. Just turned 18, French guitarist Dorian Sorriaux, brings a whole new set of power and freshness to the table and US step-brothers Zack Anderson (bass) and Cory Berry (drums) are the driving rhythmic force behind the overall experience.
BLUES PILLS will be playing in the UK with now label-mates ORCHID and SCORPION CHILD on November 3rd at Camden Dingwalls for a full Nuclear Blast showdown!
A new EP is in the early stages of making as this announcement is spread. Keep your eyes open for more information to come soon.
Check out BLUES PILLS live in Gothenburg:
WHAT THEIR PEERS SAY:
“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 favourite!”
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
„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.“