Don’t know them? You should! It’s a #FreyaFriday, so we’re once again showing love to bands you may or may not know – and sending them to Valhalla!
Meet Blues Pills from Sweden. They formed in 2011, and since then, they’ve been unleashing a heavy dose of psychedelic nostalgia reminiscent of Janis and Jimi. This is no gimmick – they have a passion for 60’s and 70’s era rock. They site Aretha Franklin, the original Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Cream as their biggest influences.
The band describes themselves and their sound best in their online bio, saying,
“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. ”
Take a listen! These guys are going to be around for a while. Who knows, maybe they’ll start a resurgence of psychedelic rock! Find them on Facebook and Twitter. Their next album Lady In Gold is out on August 6th.