Thursday, 29 March 2012

First Aid Kit

Don’t you just hate Sweden not only did they produce arguably the best pop band of all time, have one of the best pop songwriters in Max Martin but they have introduced a wealth of talent including the likes of Robyn, Lykke Li, The Concretes. The list goes on..

Here is another band to add to that list of alumni. First Aid Kid are two sisters from Stockholm who specialise in pastoral folk melodies accompanied with close vocal harmonies which although have a hint of yesteryear about them still but with their witty lyrics and lovingly crafted songs manage to sound fresh and current.

Before you write them off as another twee band who are just a rehash of the old, just take a listen to single ‘Emmylou’ with its dreamy vocals and bewitching melodies and title track ‘The Lion’s Roar’ and brilliant cover of fellow Swede Fever Ray’s ‘When I Grow Up’ which gives the original a new emotional depth and just try to resist their charms.

Their not due to come back to the UK till June but they should be hot tips for the upcoming summer festivals.

Signed to top indie label ‘Wichita’, their album ‘The Lion’s Roar’ which was released on 23rd January features more of their signature harmonies and carefully crafted melodies and shows why Sweden has gone and done it again.

Check out the ace music video for ‘Emmylou’ and ‘The Lion’s Roar’ below

For more info check out their soundcloud/facebook page

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