Blues Pills Release New Music Video “High Class Woman”

By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Sunday, August 3, 2014

Sweden continues to have a lock on everything good when it comes to blues rock and heavy metal that channels the 60s/70s sound. Blues Pills is one of the latest, and they will be releasing their debut self-titled album on August 5th via Nuclear Blast. The band has premiered a music video for the song “High Class Woman” which is a very high energy track led by catchy riffs and the absolutely incredible vocals of Elin Larsson. I’ve been listening to the album the past few days and will have more in depth thoughts soon, but for now check out the video along with additional album details.

Örebro, Sweden-based blues rock force BLUES PILLS will release its debut LP Blues Pills on August 5 via Nuclear Blast Records. The stunning young American-Swedish-French quartet, featuring vocalist Elin Larsson, drummer Cory Berry, bassist Zack Anderson and 17-year-old guitar phenom Dorian Sorriaux, are wise beyond their years, creating unique, intense and extraordinary rock music fueled by the timeless greats. The highly-anticipated follow up to 2013’s Devil Man EP, Blues Pills was recorded in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Don Alsterberg (Graveyard, Horisont) and is advanced by the release of the blowback lead single “High Class Woman”.

Now, BLUES PILLS debut a music video for “High Class Woman” in advance of the record’s release. Directed by Joan Manuel Urquiaga Valdes, the clip features the band’s striking vocalist Elin Larsson and a dreamlike fantasy vs. reality storyline. See it now at THIS location

Led by sensational Swedish songstress Larsson, whose powerful, versatile and emotionally direct voice could enliven the raunchiest blues as well as the subtlest love songs, BLUES PILLS is a true musical experience; one we thought was long gone, lost forever in time. Larsson’s incredible, soul-filled vocals and siren-like presence recalls Hall of Fame heroines such as Etta James, Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner, impressively guiding and corralling the group’s deep dynamics; driving bass lines, tasty, fiery guitars and overarching hard edge that call for comparison to early hard rock and heavy metal greats such as UFO, Rainbow, Fleetwood Mac, Cream and the kingly Led Zeppelin.

Simply stated, BLUES PILLS create a beautiful and powerful mix of both old and new, mashing the sounds of legendary rock and soul pioneers while incorporating their own distinctive marks. The end result is impeccable, nearly-timeless blues-based power rock. Hearing is believing!

The album’s cover art was created by world renowned artist and musician Marijke Koger-Dunham, hailed as the mother of psychedelic art. Koger-Dunham designed clothing for The Beatles and Cream, created custom-painted instruments for John Lennon, Eric Clapton and George Harrison, printed posters sold at the counter culture shops of the day and was commissioned as a muralist to exercise her talents in large format for The Beatles’ Apple Boutique on Baker Street. Her striking artwork was chosen by the band because, in their own words, “it is a representation of the balance of life, as shown in all the symbolism of natural duality such as darkness and light, sun and moon, life and death. It shows how opposite forces are interconnected and compliment each other to form a whole. Besides that, it looks absolutely amazing!” Can you dig it?

 

Track listing:

1.) High Class Woman
2.) Ain’t No Change
3.) Jupiter
4.) Black Smoke
5.) River
6.) No Hope Left for Me
7.) Devil Man
8.) Astralplane
9.) Gypsy (Chubby Checker cover)
10.) Little Sun

 

Blues Pills is available for pre-order purchase now at this location.

SEE: BLUES PILLS “Live @ 2013 Crossroads Festival” (YouTube)

 

Follow BLUES PILLS on social media:

Facebook: BluesPills
Instagram: BluesPills
twitter: @BluesPills
www: BluesPills.com

 

“Blues Pills is one of the most interesting new acts from Sweden. Heavy well played blues, a new favorite!” – Ola Henriksson, WITCHCRAFT

“Blues Pills are one of the best female-fronted rock groups of the scene today, paying homage to the founders of 60’s and early 70’s psychedelic / hard rock music, while forging ahead into the future with their own unique sound.” – Mike Varney / SHRAPNEL RECORDS

“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

“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

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