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Broods is a music duo from out of Nelson,New Zealand, composed of Georgia Nott (lead vocals) and her older brother and multi-instrumentalist Caleb Nott who helps with production and backing vocals.  The band released their first single, “Bridges,” on January 3, 2014 and it went to No. 8 on the New Zealand singles chart which lead to the band signing with Capitol and Polydor Records.  The band released their debut EP, “Broods,” on January 30, 2014 and then their debut full-length album, “Evergreen,” on August 22, 2014.

The siblings were born in Nelson, New Zealand and have performed together since childhood.  They grew up in a musical family with three other siblings, often accompanying their parents to performances.  They won a talent competition at Richmond Mall, “Richmond’s Got Talent,” as teenagers in 2010.  While attending Garin College, they were members of the indie rock band, “The Peasants,” who won the Smokefreerockquest music competition in 2011.  The band split in late 2012 after winning a grant from NZ On Air.  Georgia began studying popular music at the University of Auckland.  The siblings created “Broods” during college and dropped out shortly after to continue performing.

“Broods” formed in Auckland in early 2013.  The brother-sister project began collaborating with music producer Joel Little, whom they met as a judge at the Smokefreerockquest.  He produced Lorde’s single “Royals.”  While considering names for the band, their manager suggested Broods.  The band liked the double meaning, relating to family and a feeling of brooding in their music.  The band released their debut single, “Bridges,” in October 2013.  MTV described the track as “a bittersweet synth-pop echo chamber.”

The band released their debut album, “Evergreen,” on August 22, 2014.  The album debuted at No. 1 on the New Zealand album chart.  The band is still relatively up-and-coming but with the release of “Evergreen,” it’s apparent that they will soon become very popular.  Check out some of their hits below and listen for yourself.

 

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First Aid Kit, a Swedish folk duo that consists of sisters Johanna Soderberg and Klara Soderberg, first emerged with their 2008 YouTube video cover of the song “Tiger Mountain Peasant Song” by the Fleet Foxes.  The video became a viral hit and soon helped spread the duo’s name far and wide due in part to the duo’s harmonious singing and country-influenced songs.

The duo released their debut album, “The Big Black &  The Blue,” in 2010.  Following the release of the album, the duo went on an extensive tour that consisted of about 100 shows throughout the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and parts of Europe which included the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, Spain.

In January 2012, the band released their second album, “The Lion’s Roar.”  The album was critically acclaimed upon its release and went straight to No. 1 in Sweden on the week of its release and reached number 35 in the UK.  In August 2012, the band performed at the Lollapalooza festival.  They also performed at the Bestival in England and the Berlin Festival in September before returning to the US to play the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Texas in October 2012.

The duo has performed alongside some well known musicians within the music industry as well.  After the duo had played a show in Nashville on October 11, they were approached by Jack White who requested that they record a single for his Third Man Records series.  In February 2011, the duo also performed with “Bright Eyes” during their performance of “Lua.”  In January 2013, the duo toured extensively with Conor Oberst, the lead singer of “Bright Eyes” and “Monsters of Folk.”  They would sing backing vocals to his sets and he would sing in some songs from their set.

In February 2013, the band was awarded the Nordic Music Prize for Best Nordic 2012 Album.  The duo was also awarded four Swedish Grammis awards for 2012 Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Best Pop of the Year and Album of the Year.

The duo’s third studio album titled “Stay Gold,” is set to be released on June 10, 2014 through Columbia Records.  The duo released the album’s first single “My Silver Lining” on March 31, 2014 and on May 6, 2014, they released their second single, “Cedar Lane.”  Both singles were accompanied with their own YouTube videos which can be viewed below.

Be sure to pick up First Aid Kit’s third studio album, “Stay Gold,” on June 10 and check out some of the bands biggest hits below.

Sources: Videos: YouTube – Info: Wikipedia