Blues Pills: Swedish Rocks To The UK
Sweden’s psychedlic rock sensation Blues Pills have just announced a long-awaited full UK Tour for this November – following the release of their debut album ‘Blues Pills’ (28th July) available to buy here. The young quartet made up of American-Swedish-French members will be gracing The Dome in Tufnell park in London on Tuesday 18th November, as well as playing a number of dates scattered around the UK, which will be the bands first UK shows outside of London. Blues Pills cannot wait to bring their colourful mix of soul and blues to the UK: “We are doing a string of dates in the United Kingdom this November and we’re beyond thrilled! It’s our first tour over there, and its going to be great. We can’t wait to tour supporting our new album in the land of so many of our heroes. Looking forward to making some new fans and friends! ”
Support comes from Nuclear Blast label mates, The Vintage Caravan. The Icelandic trio toured the UK with Grand Magus earlier in March of this year after the release of their well received debut album ‘Voyage’. “We are confident that this tour package, with the mighty Blues Pills and Vintage Caravan will be fucking wonderful! We cant wait to come back to the UK, we were treated so well there on our last tour in March. Can’t wait to see you all!” – Óskar Logi – The Vintage Caravan. Blues Pills recently showcased their debut album with an intimate sold out show at St Pancras Old Church. The prestigious church famed in pop for its heritage with The Beatles has been around since the 18th century but is believed by some to date back to AD 314. The next day they played an acoustic instore at Rough Trade East in Brick Lane and are now currently touring the album around Europe.
‘Blues Pills’ was produced by the renowned and respected Don Alsterberg (GRAVEYARD). The cover art was created by artist Marijke Koger-Dunham (The Beatles, Cream). The piece was originally painted in the 60s and never used – so with a slight adaptation to contain the Blues PIlls logo, this kept with the band’s authentic, but youthful take on the richness of sixties soul and psychedelia.
‘Blues Pills’ has taken the UK press by storm:
“Phenomenal guitar solos, harmonized by one of the most soulful yet rock’n’roll voices of 2014” – Music Week
“One of the most exciting album releases of the year so far. Just what the doctor ordered” 8/10 Classic Rock
”Thank feck for Blues Pills who’ve emerged like a fresh pressed 45 brimming with authenticity and sun-bleached Woodstockian sound.” 4/5 Kerrang!
“What makes this such a big deal is that it sounds like Blues Pills, not a throwback to a classic regime.” 8/10 Metal Hammer.
Tickets are on sale now:
Tour Dates as follows:
10th November 2014 – Bristol – The Fleece
11th November – Birmingham – The Oobleck
12th November – Manchester – Star and Garter
14th November – Milton Keynes – Crauford Arms
16th November – Glasgow – Audio
18th November – The Dome – London