Today sees the release of First Aid Kit’s shiny new offering, ‘The Lion’s Roar’. The precocious pair already have one very charming album under their belts, in the name of 2009’s ‘The Big Black and The Blue’, so we’ve been intrigued to hear how their sound has developed since then.
On first listen, they still do a great line in compelling sisterly harmonies, and the frequently haunting lyrics remain. Yet their overall sound has taken on a greater depth with the support of a new band, and their clear affection for Americana pervades in a host of country styled songs, in particular the ode to their heroes Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris – the video for which was filmed in Joshua Tree on Parson’s birthday. We’re pretty smitten with it.
It sounds like an album that could be the stepping stone to even greater things, so we’re looking forward to seeing them perform live in the Camden borough at The Scala on February 23rd.