I was raised on American folk music, so when I hear heart melting vocal melodies I feel at home. A few weeks ago I was listening to the radio online and heard such a thing, but to my surprise this americana inspired music was from Sweden. Now for something as beautiful as this female duo, to be that far away from where the music originated and at the ages of 21 and 18, prove that they fully understand American folk music with their celtic influence.
Their latest release, "The Big Black & The Blue", opens with an a cappella track of a powerful duet by the two swedish sisters. The whole album sends chills down your spine of empowering melodies and harmonies that few can pull off. As the album progresses, you can be sure to hear celtic roots which will put you in a good mood while you listen to meaningful story. Lyrically, there are dark undertones which are masked by the calm music.
In earlier releases, you'll find they have known what they have wanted to with their music since the very beginning. A highlight of their 2008 release, "Drunken Trees", is the song "You're Not Coming Home Tonight." Most would argue the term "ballad" in music nowadays is loosely used. I would agree, but would have to self myself out and use that term, because for a love song this carefully paints the story in your head.
Now they don't have any shows lined up in the near future, but have recently acquired a very large spotlight, so we will see them in the near future. They have many releases at the moment that you can get your hands on. I would recommend the seven inch produced by Jack White, released on Third Man Records. So by the next time they're on tour, you'll be the biggest First Aid Kit fan out there.