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.
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: »Live At Rockpalast«.
The band´s eagerly awaited debut album »Blues Pills« was released in 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«.
Entering 2015, the Swedish-Franco-American foursome is set to publish its first ever full live record, delivering an obvious choice. »Blues Pills Live« 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!
The self-titled debut album has sold over 100,000 copies since its release in 2014. Now the young four-piece with the international line-up is stepping it up a notch on the new studio album »Lady In Gold«, proving that the band has matured enormously, musically speaking. The album not only rocketed them onto position #1 of the German album charts and brought them numerous other chart entries all around the globe but also led them through the vast majority of the European continent.
On October 30th, 2016 the group played a sold out show in front of 1200 euphoric fans at Le Trianon in Paris, France, showcasing their chart-breaking second album in all its glory but with even more power and a much rawer, more rock’n’roll edge to it. This celebration of blues and rock music had been caught by cameras and will be released as live DVD »Lady In Gold Live In Paris«.