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First aid kit

  1. 1. First Aid Kit King of the World
  2. 2. First Aid Kit• First Aid Kit are a Swedish folk duo consisting of sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg, whose close vocal harmonies folk-influenced song writing have been influenced by the likes of Fleet Foxes and Joanna Newsom.• The girls, from Enskede, a southern suburb of Stockholm, the siblings began to compose songs in 2007. Their 2008 YouTube video cover of the song "Tiger Mountain Peasant Song" by Fleet Foxes, began to spread their name rapidly on the Internet. The sisters subsequently appeared alongside Fleet Foxes performing the song in a concert in The Netherlands. First Aid Kit- Tiger Mountain Peasant Song
  3. 3. How it all started..• Starting out in 2007, the sisters sent a demo tape of their home-recorded "Tangerine" to a Swedish radio station, which gave it airplay that summer. Later that year the duo signed to Rabid Records, a label co-owned by the Swedish electronic duo The Knife. April 2008 saw the release of the debut EP Drunken Trees in Sweden. The London-based Wichita Records label reissued the EP one year later, bolstering its track list with a cover of Fleet Foxes "Tiger Mountain Peasant Song" and videos of three songs performed live in a Swedish forest. During their early years the duo had a collection of songs posted on the social networking site MySpace, one of which was "Cross Oceans", a re-recording of which later appeared on Drunken Trees. First Aid Kit- Tangerine
  4. 4. The first album..• They released their debut album, The Big Black & The Blue, in 2010. The release of this album was followed by an extensive tour of around 100 shows around the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and parts of Europe. They even headlined the Thursday night at the Primavera Festival in Barcelona. After playing a concert in Nashville the duo were approached by Jack White (The White Stripes) who requested them to record a single for his Third Man Records series. In February 2011 the duo collaborated with Bright Eyes during their performance of Lua. First Aid Kit- Ghost Town
  5. 5. The second album• In January 2012 the band released their second album, The Lions Roar which was produced by Mike Mogis. The album was critically acclaimed upon release. It went straight to No. 1 in Sweden on the week of its release and No. 35 in the UK. First Aid Kit- The Lions Roar
  6. 6. Other achievements…• On August 3rd 2012, the band performed at the Lollapalooza 2012 Festival. They also performed at Bestival on September 7th, 2012 and then later on Berlin Festival on September 8th, 2012.• First Aid Kit have performed twice at the Polar Music Prize. In 2011, they performed the song Dancing Barefoot for the winner Patti Smith and in 2012, they performed America for the winner Paul Simon. First Aid Kit- Dancing Barefoot