First Aid Kit are Swedish sisters Klara (vocals/guitar) and Johanna Söderberg (vocals/bass guitar. They are nominated for a 2019 Brit Award for Best International Group (received same nomination in 2015), and received the 2019 UK Americana Award for International Album of the Year. They are multiple Grammy Award winners, and have performed on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert (Sept 2018) and Ellen (Jan 2018)
The sisters became known internationally in 2008 as teenagers with their YouTube video cover of the Fleet Foxes' Tiger Mountain Peasant Son. It became a huge Internet hit. The duo then started work on a full-length album, balancing schoolwork with recording sessions. The Big Black & the Blue was released in 2010. This was followed by three more acclaimed albums: The Lion's Roar in 2012 (whose lead single, Emmylou, was listed by Rolling Stone as the 10th best single of the year); Stay Gold in 2014, which went on to win Album of the Year at Sweden's Grammys; and their latest, Ruins, which was released in January of 2018 and went gold in Sweden in August.
Meanwhile, as their music has developed, they have added material with a harder edge to their traditional folk-influenced numbers. In particular, their song for International Women's Day 2017, You Are the Problem Here, is a raw, all-out assault on men who sexually abuse women.
First Aid Kit is a band of rare harmonic perfection whose finely crafted songs can range from poignantly romantic to and gutsy and powerful. And their easygoing stage presence is guaranteed to enthrall and engage.
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