Johanna (b. 1990) and Klara (b. 1993) Söderberg started playing and writing music together after Klara received a guitar for her 13th birthday. Their little brother went to school with the children of The Knife member Karin Dreijer. Through their mother, they played for Karin, who signed them to Rabid Records in 2007. After their debut EP Drunken Trees (2008), Wichita Recordings discovered them via MySpace and signed them. They recorded and produced their first full length album The Big Black and The Blue in Johanna's room at home on holidays and weekends. Their early popularity was greatly assisted by a YouTube video of them covering the Fleet Foxes' Tiger Mountain Peasant Song. Their 2nd album, The Lion's Roar, went straight to #1 in Sweden and made an impact on charts worldwide.
How did you come up with your band name, what is the meaning for you?
"The name 'First Aid Kit' was the result of a quick look through an English dictionary. Klara had just started writing songs and she was searching for a pseudonym. She liked the name and decided to use it. When she formed a band together with me we stuck with it. We want our music to work as a means of consolation, as a way of making life a bit more bearable for people. A First Aid Kit for the soul." Source
The Big Black and The Blue
The Lion's Roar
Sounds Like Genre: Folk, Americana Similar Artists: Fleet Foxes, Joanna Newsom, Samantha Crain Similar Bonnaroo Artists: The Head and The Heart, Andrew Bird & The Hands of Glory, Ben Howard, etc.
Physical Reaction/Live Show
I have not seen the band live. I think it is safe to say their live show will have a relaxed, mellow atmosphere. It will probably be a mid-afternoon set without a whole lot of lights or other flashiness, but with a lot of great harmonies and catchy melodies.
Post by LovelyCreature on Apr 4, 2014 3:28:53 GMT -5
A friend of mine introduced me to them just last night and we ended up listening to them all night. It wasn't till this morning that I realized where I'd seen their name before... On the lineup for Roo 14! Their music is definitely very mellow.. From videos I saw last night they sound beautifully live. Definitely a show I'll be making an effort to see now.