Watch First Aid Kit Cover Black Sabbath´s War pigs!

Watch First Aid Kit Cover Black Sabbath´s War pigs!

Recorded at Best kept secret festival, Hilvarenbeek, The Netherlands on 21 june 2015.

 

 

First Aid Kit is a Swedish folk duo. Klara Söderberg sings and plays guitar. Her older sister Johanna sings backing vocals and plays keyboards. Their 2008 YouTube video cover of the song “Tiger Mountain Peasant Song” by Fleet Foxes spread their name rapidly on the Internet.[1] After that they have achieved world wide fame with their harmonious singing and country & folk influenced songs, being in 2015 nominated by Brit Awards as one of the five best international groups.[2] In 2015 they are accompanied on tours by drummer Scott Simpson and pedal steel guitarist Melvin ‘The Tiger’ Duffy.

2015 started with an eleven concert UK tour in January ending at Hammersmith Apollo in London. They were supported by Kimberly Anne on this tour.

On January 15 a set of Swedish pop music related postage stamps were released in Sweden, one motif being First Aid Kit.[43]

In January First Aid Kit was nominated for the 2015 Brit Awards in the Best International Group category as one of the five nominees. However, the award went to Foo Fighters in the gala on February 25.[2]

On January 17 First Aid Kit won the “Best group of the year” prize in the Swedish Radio P3 Gold Gala.[44]

On January 30 they performed “Master Pretender” on the BBC One‘s The Graham Norton Show

In February First Aid Kit had 12 concert tour in Sweden, again backed by Jo Rose.

On February 25 their album Stay Gold was granted the 2014 “Album of the Year” award at the Swedish Grammis 2015.[45] They also sang “Master Pretender” in the gala, which was broadcast on Swedish TV.

In the beginning of March they had a short tour in Australia supported by Luluc.

They had about three months break from touring after Australia in order to start writing and composing new songs.[46](10:35-11:07)

On May 7 First Aid Kit again appeared on the The Late Show with David Letterman where they performed Simon and Garfunkel’s hit “America” at Dave’s request.

They performed on June 9 “Red Dirt Girl” and “Emmylou” for the Polar Music Prize winner Emmylou Harris in the gala at Stockholm, Sweden.[47][48]

They will also perform during summer in several festivals, for example Isle of Wight Festival on 14th June[49] and the 2015 Forecastle Festival in Louisville, KY on 19th July.[50]

After summer festivals they plan to have no bookings for the rest of the 2015 and, as the duo said in the BBC Radio 6’s Radcliffe and Maconie interview, “we’ll see what happens”.[46](11:00)