Review // First Aid Kit – The Big Black & Blue

Undoubtedly one of most known facts about First Aid Kit is bound to be their tender years, however don’t let this put you off giving them a shot. Swedish sister duo Klara and Johanna Söderberg have created a debut album armed with breathtaking harmonies and beautiful melodies, all with an added unique simplicity. Not to forget their gift for lyrics which is surely beyond or at least equal to many accomplished song writers of today. Possessing slight similarities akin to that of the voice of Laura Marling and the harmonies and relaxed earthy folk of Fleet Foxes they will have no problem finding a place in the heart’s of many new fans.

‘In The Morning’ is a perfect showcase for their powerful voices which is neatly accompanied with distant acoustics, swiftly followed by ‘Sailor Song’, which has the sheer ability to make any folk-hater rethink their position. The Big Black & the Blue is certainly a soundtrack for the chilling winter months and will make you feel as though you are walking through those enchanted Swedish woods with the girls themselves, we should be glad of their age, as it only means we may have many more years of this special music to come.

The Big Black & the Blue is out now on Wichita Records.