Nuclear Blast Records has announced the signing of the up-and-coming blues rock outfit BLUES PILLS!
Without any support from neither labels nor booking agencies, multicultural rising stars BLUES PILLS have toured relentlessly, released much-sought-after underground EP "Bliss" and thus became the most talked about band in the scene.
Mashing the sounds of legendary rock and soul pioneers such as Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, the original FLEETWOOD MAC and LED ZEPPELIN while incorporating their own, distinctive marks, BLUES PILLS put back excitement into rock music.
The band consists of Swedish singer Elin Larsson, whose unique voice captures the listeners' ears with as much soul, blues and rock as if she'd invented the whole thing, 18-year-old French guitarist Dorian Sorriaux, who brings a whole new set of power and freshness to the table and U.S. American stepbrothers Zack Anderson (bass) and Cory Berry (drums) as the driving rhythmic force behind the overall experience called BLUES PILLS.
Watch out for BLUES PILLS concerts near you this August before the band returns to Europe alongside labelmates ORCHID and SCORPION CHILD.
A new EP is in the early stages of completion.
Commented the band: "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!"
Added Nuclear Blast A&R Jaap Wagemaker: "Nuclear Blast is very stoked to announce that we have been able to sign one of the hottest '70s rock bands of this moment… BLUES PILLS!! The band already impressed a lot of people with their shows at this years Roadburn and Desertfest, which made them one of the most-talked-about bands in this style of music these days!
"We already had been following the band since the release of their EP and when met with the band after we saw them play an amazing show, we soon found out that we were all on the same wavelength about how to bring the band to the next level!
"BLUES PILLS is a band of four very young musicians whose music is very much rooted in the end of the '60s and the '70s! Although them all being very young, they really know how to write great songs and the vocals of Elin, who sounds like a mixture between Adele and Janis Joplin, top it all!!
"Needless to say, we are extremely proud that such a very talented and young band has joined the Nuclear family!
"We will soon release an EP and be sure that you will not miss them on tour with ORCHID and SCORPION CHILD!!"
Foto: Linda Akerberg