“Fresh & energetic, a new incarnation… Elin Larsson, Dorian Sorriaux (Cosmic Sheep), Cory Berry (ex-Radio Moscow) & Zack Anderson (ex-Radio Moscow) have a refreshing new take to the timeless and unquestionably noble art of Rock ‘N Roll.”
Blues Pills, a soulful garage rock blues band, released a 10’’ EP on Sweden’s Crusher Records in on May 25 2012 and a 7’’ EP featuring two tracks on Iowa’s Maximum Ames Records on July 3 2012.
First thing to note: this band is a Swedish-American hybrid like there has not been before. Anderson’s heavy, driving bass lines, colossal drums via Cory Berry, and Sorriaux’s ferocious, riff based, soul-penetrating guitar work are a sublime compliment to the vocalist. Tied together by the soulful Elin Larson (sometimes singing in her mother-tongue), her stage presence gives one the impression of being seduced by some Valkyrie’s love song — or maybe her battle cry.
Anderson and Berry met and began correspondence with Larsson, a Swedish soul singer and songwriter. Eventually, Larsson made the trek from Sweden to the United States. Anderson and Berry left California, and came back to Iowa and started working on Blues Pills – with Larsson as vocalist.
From inception, Blues Pills has been a powerful band. Before moving to Sweden, where they currently reside, Blues Pills captivated local audiences in just a handful of shows with Larsson’s vocals that combine the timbre of Susan Tedeschi with the raw power and style of Janis Joplin.