Blues Pills reveal cover art for new album ‘Lady In Gold’

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Blues Pills have shared the cover art for their forthcoming album, Lady In Gold.

The band announced their second studio LP last month and have now confirmed it will be released on the 5th of August via Nuclear Blast.

Says Blues Pills bassist Zach Anderson: “The design comes from the dutch artist Marijke Koger-Dunham who already worked with us for the first album cover.

“We are super proud to have the opportunity to work again with such a legendary artist who has worked with the Beatles, Cream and many more. The original design was made by her 50 years ago. We worked together to adapt the colours to fit the mood of the album. Hopefully our fans will like it as much as we do.”

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The full track list for Lady In Gold is:

01. “Lady In Gold”
02. “Little Boy Preacher”
03. “Burned Out”
04. “I Felt A Change”
05. “Gone So Long”
06. “Bad Talkers”
07. “You Gotta Try”
08. “Won’t Go Back”
09. “Rejection”
10. “Elements And Things”

Blues Pills are set to play the following tour dates:

Jun 23rd: Halden Tons Of Rock, Norway
Jun 24th: Neuhusen Southside Festival, Germany
Jun 25th: Scheessel Hurricane Festival, Germany
Jun 30th: Roskilde Festival, Denmark
Jul 01st: Norrkoping Bravalla Festival, Sweden
Jul 02nd: Skanevik Blues Festival, Norway
Jul 07th: Borlange Peace & Love, Sweden
Jul 08th: Suwalki Blues Festival, Poland
Jul 12th: Heidelberg Halle 02, Germany
Jul 13th: Salzburg Rockhouse, Austria
Jul 15th: Obertraubling Airport, Germany
Jul 16th: Bludenz Woodrock, Austria
Jul 17th: Augsburg Musikkantine, Germany
Jul 19th: Colmar Grillen, France
Jul 20th: Worpswede Music Hall, Germany
Jul 23rd: Abertillery Steelhouse Festival, UK
Jul 26th: Siegburg Kubana, Germany
Jul 28th: Breitenbach Am Herzberg Burg Herzberg Festival, Germany
Jul 30th: St Goarshausen Loreley, Germany
Jul 31st: Mosbach Elzpark, Germany
Aug 12th: Bildein Picture On Festival, Austria
Aug 17th: Hasselt Kiewit, Belgium
Aug 18th: Hasselt Pukkelpop, Belgium
Aug 19th: Torgau Kulturbastion, Germany
Aug 20th: Wilburgstetten Summer Breeze Festival, Germany
Nov 11th: Wangels Metal Hammer Paradise, Germany

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New music releases, 23rd March 2015

Here are the new and notable music releases for this week, 23rd March 2015!

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Bloodsuckers, Vamps

Brainwashed, While She Sleeps
Short Movie, Laura Marling
Sonic Soul Surfer, Seasick Steve
Muddy Wolf At Red Rocks, Joe Bonamassa
Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, Courtney Barnett
Toto XIV (with bonus DVD), Toto
Disquiet, Therapy?
Frantic, Gun
Mr. Wonderful, Action Bronson
The Diary, The Gentle Storm
For All My Sisters, The Cribs
Blues Pills Live, Blues Pills
Game On, The Amorettes
Blade of the Ronin, Cannibal Ox
Ascendants, Oceano
Savage Requiem, Magic Kingdom
In The Shadow Of The Inverted Cross, Sorcerer

All of the above – and many more besides! – are available via the Skin Back Alley Music Store.

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Blues Pills announce release of new live album

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Blues Pills have announced that they are to release a limited edition live album recorded at the Freak Valley Festival in Germany last year.

Blues Pills Live will be released on the 20th March via Nuclear Blast. The album will be available in various coloured vinyl editions and a CD digibook format. No digital editions are currently planned.

Say Blues Pills of the release: “To the lovely freaks, Freak Valley creators, our dear friend Jens Heide. For us this moment and this day was really special. It felt like all the puzzle pieces came together up until one moment, this experience at Freak Valley Festival.”

“This was our first ever appearance at Freak Valley and our first ever headline show on an outdoor festival. We’ve known about Jens and his freaks for a long time. He gave the name to our band and been supporting us since day one, before our demos where public or even recorded, before when there was only a young and naive dream of playing for any crowds or getting record deals, before we even played a single show – before Devil Man even was written and before the band was fully formed, before when it was just the beginning of an idea.”

Blues Pills will return to the UK this April for an 8-date headline run of live shows. Confirmed gigs are as follows:

Apr 22nd: London O2 Academy Islington
Apr 23rd: Cardiff Globe
Apr 24th: Manchester Club Academy
Apr 25th: Dublin Voodoo Lounge
Apr 27th: Belfast Limelight 2
Apr 28th: Glasgow Cathouse
Apr 29th: Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Apr 30th: Bristol Bierkeller

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Blues Pills confirm UK headline tour

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Blues Pills have confirmed that they are to return to the UK for a headline tour next April.

The announcement comes after the band completed a run of live dates across the UK last month. They are currently playing support slots on tour with Rival Sons.

The quartet released their eponymous debut album in July of this year via Nuclear Blast. The band themselves described it as: “ten songs filled with feelings of love and hate, joy and sadness, relaxation and frustration, all balancing together to form a whole picture.”

Say frontwoman Elin Larsson and colleagues of the new tour dates: “We can’t get enough of the UK so we’re coming back for another tour. See you there!”

Tickets for the shows will go on sale at 9am this Friday the 12th of December, with confirmed dates as follows:

Apr 22nd: London O2 Academy Islington
Apr 23rd: Cardiff Globe
Apr 24th: Manchester Club Academy
Apr 25th: Dublin Voodoo Lounge
Apr 27th: Belfast Limelight 2
Apr 28th: Glasgow Cathouse
Apr 29th: Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Apr 30th: Bristol Bierkeller

You can watch Blues Pills’ video for recent single “No Hope Left For Me” below:

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Watch! Blues Pills release video for “No Hope Left For Me”

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Blues Pills have released a video for their track “No Hope Left For Me.”

The song is lifted from the band’s eponymous album released earlier this year on Nuclear Blast Records. The American-Swedish-French quartet worked with acclaimed director Patric Ullaeus (Within Temptation, Amaranthe, Arch Enemy, In Flames) on the clip.

The band are currently touring Europe in support of their album, with a series of dates in the UK during November as follows:

Nov 10th: The Exchange, Bristol
Nov 11th: The Oobleck, Birmingham
Nov 12th: Academy 3, Manchester
Nov 14th: The Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes
Nov 15th: Hard Rock Hell, Pwllheli
Nov 16th: Audio, Glasgow
Nov 18th: The Dome, London

You can watch the video for “No Hope Left For Me” below:

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