Blues Pills

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Blues Pills
Blues Pills – Reload Festival 2015 02.jpg
Blues Pills performing at Reload Festival in 2015.
Background information
Origin Sweden
Genres Hard rock, blues rock, psychedelic rock
Years active 2011–present
Labels Crusher, Nuclear Blast
Website bluespills.com
Members Elin Larsson
Dorian Sorriaux
Zack Anderson
André Kvarnström
Past members Cory Berry

Blues Pills are a Swedish rock band, formed in Örebro in 2011. The four piece released EPs and singles before signing up with German record label Nuclear Blast and releasing a successful self-titled debut album Blues Pills. The band released their second album Lady in Gold in August 2016.

History[edit]

Formation and EPs[edit]

In 2011, half-brothers Zack Anderson (bass) and Cory Berry (drums), formerly of Radio Moscow, were in Iowa and met singer Elin Larsson, who was staying in California. Together they recorded two demo tracks and published them on YouTube, after which label "Crusher Records" offered them a deal. The band toured to Spain and France, where they met 16-year-old guitarist Dorian Sorriaux, whom they invited to Örebro and made a member of the band. The name of the band came from their friend, Jens Heide, who had a music blog called BluesPillz with obscure 60s and 70s underground music.[1]

In May 2012 they released an EP called "Bliss", followed by the "Black Smoke" single in July.[2][3] The band toured extensively during 2013 with appearances in Berlin's "Desertfest" in April,[4] in Bad Kötzting's "Void Fest"[5] and Geel's "Yellowstock Festival" in August,[6] in Bonn's "Crossroads Festival" in October and Melbourne's "Cherry Rock Festival" in November 2013.[7][8]

In July 2013, Blues Pills signed a contract with the "Nuclear Blast" label and released their "Devil Man" EP in October .[9][10] Their appearance at the "Crossroads Festival" was recorded and released in the form of the "Live at Rockpalast" EP in March 2014.[11]

The debut album[edit]

In July 2014 they released their first album, Blues Pills, the special edition of which included a DVD of their appearance in the "Hammer of Doom" festival from the year before.[12] Shortly after the release of the first album, Cory Berry was replaced with new drummer André Kvarnström.

In mid-2014 they appeared in the "Sweden Rock Festival",[13] in Gelsenkirchen's "Rock Hard Festival" in June and in the famous Montreux Jazz Festival in July 2014.[14][15]

The album became successful in Europe, climbing to No. 4 in Germany and No. 10 in Switzerland, while it also reached British charts at No. 68.[16]

2016–present: Lady in Gold[edit]

During the end of 2015 and the start of 2016, the band started writing and recording their second album. On 22 April, 2016, Blues Pills announced that Lady in Gold will be released on August 5, 2016 through Nuclear Blast Records with a ten track set-list.[17]

In 2016, Blues Pills will tour with Kadavar, play festivals in the summer in North America and Europe followed by a UK tour in November.

A live album Lady in Gold Live in Paris was announced with a release date of November 3rd 2017[18].

Band members[edit]

Current members
  • Elin Larsson – vocals (2011–present)
  • Dorian Sorriaux – guitars (2011–present)
  • Zach Anderson – bass guitar (2011–present)
  • André Kvarnström – drums, percussion (2014–present)
Former members
  • Cory Berry – drums, percussion (2011–2014)
Tour- and session member
  • Rickard Nygren - guitar, organ (2016-present)


Discography[edit]

Albums
Date Album SWE GER
[19]
SWI
[20]
AUT
[21]
FIN
[22]
UK
[23]
BEL
[24]
FRA
[25]
2014 Blues Pills 4 10 19 21 68 72 118
2015 Blues Pills - Live 148
2016 Lady in Gold 27 1 2 12 6 31 27 55
[26]
2017 Lady In Gold - Live in Paris
EPs
  • Bliss (25 May 2012)
  • Devil Man (18 October 2013)
  • Live at Rockpalast (28 March 2014)
Singles
  • Black Smoke (3 July 2012)
  • High Class Woman (2014)
  • Lady in Gold (2016)
Compilations
  • Golden Treasures (August 2016) (insert in the German RockHard magazine Vol. 351)[27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rock Overdose - News - BLUES PILLS on Rock Overdose: "It's all about the feeling and soul in the music for us"". www.rockoverdose.gr. Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Super User. "Bliss EP". Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  3. ^ Super User. "Black Smoke 7". Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Desertfest Berlin 2013". Songkick. Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Void Festival Kötzting, Tickets for Concerts & Music Events 2015 – Songkick". Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Yellowstock Festival 2013". Songkick. Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "Harmonie/Crossroads Festival 2013". Songkick. Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "Cherry Rock Festival at Ac/dc Lane Melbourne, Tickets for Concerts & Music Events 2015 – Songkick". Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  9. ^ "Blues Pills Signs With Nuclear Blast Records - Blabbermouth.net". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  10. ^ Super User. "Devil Man EP". Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  11. ^ Super User. "Live At Rockpalast EP". Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  12. ^ Super User. "Blues Pills LP". Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  13. ^ "Sweden Rock Festival 2014". Songkick. Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  14. ^ "Rockpalast - Kultur". Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  15. ^ "Montreux Jazz Festival Montreux, Tickets for Concerts & Music Events 2015 – Songkick". Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  16. ^ "Blues Pills - Blues Pills". Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  17. ^ "Blues Pills announce new album". Blues Pills (via Facebook). Retrieved 6 May 2016. 
  18. ^ "BLUES PILLS - announce DVD/Blu ray, on tour! - Nuclear Blast". Nuclear Blast Records. 8 September 2017. Retrieved 26 October 2017. 
  19. ^ "officialcharts.de". Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  20. ^ Blues Pills – Blues Pills – hitparade.ch Archived 10 November 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
  21. ^ austriancharts.at, Blues Pills – Blues Pills Archived 9 December 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
  22. ^ finnishcharts.com – Blues Pills – Blues Pills Archived 25 October 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
  23. ^ BLUE PILLS | Artist | Official Charts Archived 25 October 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
  24. ^ ultratop.be – Blues Pills – Blues Pills
  25. ^ lescharts.com – Blues Pills – Blues Pills
  26. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums Fusionnes - SNEP (Week 32, 2016)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  27. ^ "Blues Pills: exklusive "Golden Treasures"-CD in Rock Hard Vol. 351" (in German). Rock Hard Verlags- und Handels- GmbH. 27 July 2016. Retrieved 4 October 2016. 

BLUES PILLS on Rock Overdose: “It’s all about the feeling and soul in the music for us”

External links[edit]