It was Mrs Mackerel who first discovered the exquisite, starkly beautiful folk of the Söderberg sisters, aka Swedish duo First Aid Kit.
Their debut album The Big Black And The Blue more than confirmed all of the early promise that they had shown, but this new single The Lion’s Roar is a further step up the ladder of intelligent, innovative songwriting. Like the equally young Laura Marling, First Aid Kit have an incredible poise and musical confidence that showcases an ability and talent that seems way in advance of their tender years.
The single is the title track from their new album of the same name, which will be released in January 2012 and features amongst others the talents of the Felice Brothers and Conor Oberst. Something to definitely look forward to…
In the meantime the single is wonderful. Have a listen.