Monday and a new week, that means it's time to introduce "Record Of The Week"
The Swedish Psychedelic Blues Rockers BLUES PILLS are back with their second album "Lady in Gold". A record that was released in August 2016.
"Lady in Gold" consists of ten tracks including a cover of Tony Joe White's "Elements and Things" from the 1969 album "...Continued". "Lady gold is a character who symbolizes death. The band wanted a twist on the typical stereotype of death being the grim reaper. So instead they made her a lady in gold." Don Alsterberg (GRAVEYARD, DIVISION OF LAURA LEE and JERRY WILLIAMS) once again took the production role of the album. It also marks the studio debut of drummer André Kvarnström. The cover art are made by dutch artist Marijke Koger-Dunham.
"Lady in Gold" is a proper sophomore full-length. A really bold and infectious record, the songs are well handcrafted, a great swing with a grooviness is freaking hard to sit still during a spin. The songs have a very high catchiness witch would appeal to the broader mass of fans.
Elin Larsson voice very Soulful and Bluesy, think Aretha Franklin with an attack of Janis Joplin. The music continues where they last ended, a sweet confetti Blues-rock with a strong psychedelic vibe and excellent songs, some tunes have a little more popish approach than they use to have, nothing bad with that. This is a very strong album that probably will gain even bigger landmark than the previous album. The future looks really bright.
Sum: Don't miss "Lady in Gold", it's an psychedelic soul fueled blues-rock trip that will spin more than one time!
In 2016, BLUES PILLS will tour with KADAVAR, play festivals in the summer in North America and Europe followed by a UK tour in November.
Today's tune "Lady In Gold" is the title track from this week's "Record of The Week"
Sep 30 Debaser Strand w/ Kadavar Stockholm, Sweden
Oct 01 Pustervik w/ Kadavar
Oct 03 Pumpehuset Copenhagen, Denmark
Oct 04 Voxhall
Oct 05 Capitol
Oct 07 Löwensaal
Oct 08 Turbinenhalle
Oct 09 Garage
Oct 11 L´Amalgame
Oct 12 Schlachthof
Oct 14 TonHalle
Oct 15 Columbiahalle
Oct 17 Posthof
Oct 18 Planet.tt Bank Austria Halle Gasometer Wien, Austria
Oct 18 Gasometer
Oct 19 Alcatraz Milan, Italy
Oct 21 MHP Arena
Oct 22 Z7
Oct 23 La Paloma
Oct 25 Joy Eslava
Oct 26 Apolo
Oct 28 Le Rocher de Palmer
Oct 29 Le 106
Oct 30 Le Trianon Paris, France
Nov 01 Slade Rooms Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Nov 02 Classic Grand Glasgow, United Kingdom
Nov 04 Voodoo Lounge Dublin, Ireland
Nov 05 Club Academy Manchester, United Kingdom
Nov 06 Koko London, United Kingdom
Nov 08 Marble Factory Bristol, United Kingdom
Nov 09 L´Autre Canal w/ Kadavar Nancy, France
Nov 11 AB Box w/ Kadavar Brussels, Belgium
Nov 12 Metalhammer Paradise Weißenhäuser Strand, Germany
Nov 13 013 Poppodium w/ Blues Pills, Kadavar Tilburg, Netherlands
Nov 17 Rytmikorjaamo Seinajoki, Finland
Nov 18 Radisson Blu Hotel Oulu Oulu, Finland
Nov 19 Circus Helsinki, Finland
Nov 25 Frimis Salonge Orebro, Sweden
Nov 26 The Crypt Linkoping, Sweden
Dec 03 Babel Malmö, Sweden
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