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 17 year old Dorian Sorriaux, harmonized and tied together with such easiness, such delight, by Elin’s incredible voice, sometimes singing in her mother tongue Swedish.
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.
Entering 2015, the Swedish-Franco-American foursome is set to publish its first ever full live record, delivering an obvious choice. »Blues Pills Live« (Info | Shop) was recorded at renowned German Freak Valley Festival, a somewhat “aspiring underground phenomenon”. Considering the history of BLUES PILLS, it could not have been any other event to be presented on such a release: Festival founder Jens Heide has not only been supporting the young musicians from “day one, before our demos where public or even recorded, before we even played a single show, before ‘Devil Man’ even was written and before the band was fully formed,” as vocalist Elin Larsson points out, he even gave the band its name!
Aside the fact that their show at Freak Valley was their first ever headline appearance at such an outdoor happening, it has been a special day all along: “It was one of the first festivals of the season, we had played Out & Loud the night before and it was really exiting. We took a walk around the festival and I remember getting a really good vibe from the place,” string prodigy Dorian Sorriaux recalls. “It felt like all the puzzle pieces came together up until one moment, this experience at Freak Valley Festival,” adds Larsson.
And so »Blues Pills Live« will be released as a thank you to the person and the event that paved the way for what is today known as the hottest band in classic/blues rock: BLUES PILLS.