First Aid Kit - Drunken Trees (5 stars)

This article is from 2009.

First Aid Kit - Drunken Trees

(Wichita)

ALT.FOLK

A curse on all precociously talented youth. With a combined age still several years less than this reviewer’s, the two teenage Swedish sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg have produced an astonishing debut, brimming with confidence, exuberance and, most importantly, absolutely killer tunes.

Fleet Foxes and Bright Eyes are the influences here, mixed with a cutesy lo-fi aesthetic and sibling harmonies to die for, the mood switching from beguiling (‘Our Own Pretty Ways’) to melancholic (‘Jagadamba, You Might’) to heartbreaking (‘Pervigilo’) and most emotional points in between. Simply a startling debut, showcasing youthful brio and mature songwriting in equal measure. Kids, eh?

First Aid Kit

Ethereal nu-folky music from Swedish sisters Klara and Johanna Soderberg.

Albert Hall, Manchester

Mon 26 Feb 2018

Sold out

Tue 27 Feb 2018

Sold out

O2 Academy Glasgow

Sat 24 Feb 2018

£25 / 0844 477 2000

Roundhouse, London NW1

Thu 1 Mar 2018

£27.50 / 0844 482 8008

Fri 2 Mar 2018

£27.50 / 0844 482 8008

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