Kw-logo-smaller

First Aid Kit Bio

Jan 10, 2011

First Aid Kit, composed of Swedish sisters Johanna and Klara Soderberg, started gaining popularity a few years ago by posting their soulful folk renditions of popular and underground songs on YouTube, now they’re all set to release their second studio album and tour again.

Swede Dreams

Sisters Johanna and Klara grew up in a suburb outside of Stockholm called Enskede, and were first inspired to make music by listening to pop music like Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera but soon turned to more folksy-influenced music like Bob Dylan when they started learning guitar and creating their own melodies.

Internet Sensation

In 2007, at the ages of 14 and 17, they had started posting their nature-infused songs on YouTube along with covers they did of bigger bands, often playing and recording in nearby woods. Their cover of Indie rock band Fleet Foxes “Tiger Mountain Peasant Song” brought them rapid recognition from critics and music-lovers around the world!

By summer 2007 these talented teens vocals had already graced Swedish airways with their home-recorded song “Tangerine” and been signed to Swedish electronic band The Knife’s record label Rabbid Records and recorded the EP “Drunken Trees.” In 2008 the Soderburg sisters toured Europe, the U.K. and the U.S.

Recording for Real

No more home-recordings for this sister duo! Even though they had to balance homework with recording sessions at the start of 2010 First Aid Kit released a full-length album,“The Big Black and Blue.”


But these girls aren’t ready to stop yet, if you love their haunting folk sound you’ll probably be excited to hear that they are set to release another two albums in 2011, “Dungen” is the first to come out with a self-titled album hot on its heels.

Fun Facts

  • First Aid Kit’s music is often compared to old school American songstresses like Joan Baez
  • The sisters enjoy snowball fights!
  • First Aid Kit are not just talented at music, they also design their own album art
Related Stories
>
>

readers voted!

Comments

TLC+Beatles=myfaves
I like this band
commented: Sun Apr 01, 2012

Avina

Avina wrote:

they look creepy..lol
commented: Sat Jan 15, 2011

there are 2 more comments

Please login or register to add comments


like this article?
Sign up now to get more just like it!

latest videos

F1156882697250

Whose Your Fave Sisterhood Actress?

  • America Ferrera.
  • Amber Tamblyn.
  • Alexis Bledel.
  • Blake Lively.

related stories

Micro_ramonaandbeezus-micro
Check out these cool Ramona And Beezus Activity Sheets. Ramona And Beezus bounces on to Blu-ray D...
Micro_earthimage-micro
Earth is a full-length documentary that takes a look at three animal families living across the g...
If you think the perfect winter vacation is living it up under the hot tropical sun then you don'...

Entertainment in the forums

kayshay
kayshay posted in Celebs:
"sparkly_chick" wrote: "kayshay" wrote: "emeliawuut" wrote: I am going to have to say my cleb crush is LeBron James One of the only reasons is because I play Basketball   yes i love lebron but srry chris brown will always be number one baby Chris Young beats Brown. :P umm never girl keep dreaming
reply about 3 hours
sparkly_chick
sparkly_chick posted in Celebs:
"kayshay" wrote: "emeliawuut" wrote: I am going to have to say my cleb crush is LeBron JamesOne of the only reasons is because I play Basketball yes i love lebron but srry chris brown will always be number one baby Chris Young beats Brown. :P
reply about 3 hours
sparkly_chick
sparkly_chick posted in Celebs:
Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Gosling, and pewdiepie. All of which are old enough to be my father XD
reply about 3 hours
rue21forever3
rue21forever3 posted in TV Shows:
shake it up
reply about 3 hours
Kirarin12
Kirarin12 posted in TV Shows:
"Cataclysm_Destruct" wrote:Hm. I wasn't a fan of Disney shows. Was the Suite life of Zack and Cody one? oO I liked that. Yeah i think that's a Disney show  
reply about 5 hours

play online games

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

Big_icon_(7)

Have you ever fancied being a ranger like those fantasy characters you love so m...

Hour-of-code-tumb

Millions of Students will be doing an Hour of Code with Tynker December 8th-14th...

Big_icon_(4)

You run across the city in a car chase with the police officers.

Big_icon_(6)

The evil master kidnapped all of your friends!