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lunes, 22 de febrero de 2016

Blues Pills - Live (2015). Entrevista a André Kvarnström

La mágica ambientación del blues rock de Blues Pills continúa envolviendo a su creciente legión de fans.  La preciosa y potente voz de su frontman femenina Elin Larsson, patente en temas como “Devil Man” no podía más que llevarlos al éxito.

Live (2015)

Tras el lanzamiento de su último disco en directo “Live” ya están preparados para un nuevo tour y la próxima edición de material, que seguro, seguirá en su línea sorprendente y rompedora.

La banda de blues clásico del momento grabó este directo en el Freak Valley Festival (Alemania) rodeados de un ambiente único y donde, por primera vez, Blues Pills encabezaban el cartel de un festival europeo.


Ahora tienes la oportunidad de disfrutar de Blues Pills en directo en su gira por España, donde actuarán en Barcelona, Murcia, Sevilla, Granada, Madrid y Bilbao

26/02. Sala Apolo 2 (Barcelona)
27/02. Sala Garaje (Murcia)
28/02. Sala Custom (Sevilla)
01/03. Sala El Tren (Granada)
02/03. Sala Caracol (Madrid)
06/03. sala Kafe Antzokia (Bilbao)


Blue Pills's songs sound like Intesive and elegant Blues & Rock from the 70s, Psicodelia from the 60s and now, maybe more Folk Rock from the 70s. A great mix of styles that results on the fantastic sound of your music. But, what really are your musical influences?
When we started the band, Peter Green´s Fleetwood Mac was a major influence for us as well as the band Free and a lot of blues rock psychedelic from the 60´s and early 70´s. But lately we´ve been listening to a lot of soul music and it’s been influencing us quite a bit for the next record. Myself personally I’ve been listening to a lot of folk and psychedelic folk lately, such as Pentangle, Van Morrison and Tom Waits.

This year marks 5 years since Blue Pills began as a band. What is the difference between the music of Blue Pills today and your music 5 years ago?
It’s been a lot happening since we started! I think we all grew musically and as individuals, you can hear it from watching videos from 2012 and seeing us live nowadays. Even though we still play some of the same songs, I think it’s a really different experience. We´ve brought along some new influences and ideas and I’m sure we´ll keep on doing so.

You're going to release your first LP titled "Blues Pills" in 2014 and a “Live” edition in 2015. Were your expectations completed with these albums?
Yeah, I think so, once a record is done I rarely seat and think about what I could have done differently because if you do that your just gonna keep on coming with new ideas of things you could have done differently. At some point you have to let it go and focus on what’s next.

What do we will see and enjoy in your live concerts for next tour around Spain?
We´re gonna be playing mainly the songs that are on our first record, as well as a couple covers and some jamming! It’s gonna be energetic, groovy and filled with emotions!

What are your plans for this new year 2016? We assume that you will touring around clubs and festivals. Can you advance anything to us? Any important event?
I think it’s gonna be a busy year for us, we´re gonna be playing a lot of shows and we’ll be releasing our second record and start playing the new songs once it comes out which is really exiting!

Do you think the digital world will end with music as we know it today? What do you think is the future of music?
That’s a big question! I think the music business will keep on changing as it’s been changing in the past 50 years, so we’ll see how things change in the future. I hope that people keep on playing music from the heart and from the soul, as cheesy as it sounds that´s what catches me when I hear something I like. As far as business go I hope musicians can keep on touring and make a living doing what they love.

What is your best memory about music?
There are tons of them, I saw ZZ Top live when I was around 12 and it blew my mind, that’s when I started to play guitar like 10 hours a day. Playing Hellfest in France a couple years ago was also a big moment for me.

How is a normal day in the life of a member of Blue Pills?
It depends what we are doing, if we are at home we might practise, relax and so on. If we are in the studio we’d be recording 12 hours a day. When we are on tour we usually wake up at the venue, get some food and start to set up for soundcheck and get ready for the show. Whenever I have the time I like to check out the cities we play in.

What do you think about the current economic and social situation in Spain, Europe and in the World in general?
That is a huge question and I don´t think I’m really qualified to answer it properly. Though I can´t help but notice the economic crisis that happened lately, in Greece for example or the terrorist attacks going on with, it’s really sad to see. I´m really hoping that these kind of things will slow down and stop happening.

No hope left for me (2014)


Could you tell us about...

... A book?: 
Letters to a young poet. A collection of letters written by my favourite poet Rainer Maria Rilke.

... A movie?: 
Serie noire. A French movie from 1979 staring my favorite actor Patrick Dewaere. It’s a really dark movie, but there is a really deep vibe and feeling to it.

... A song?: 
Seed of memory by Terry Reid. Produced by Graham Nash in 1976 its definitely one of my favourite songs.

... An album?: 
Van Morrison - Veedon Fleece. Released in 1974, it’s not a really known album of his but I think it’s incredible.

... A group or soloist?: 
ZZ TOP, they are the reason I started playing guitar when I was a kid

... A hobby?: 
Music :)

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