2022 Charity Shop Purchases # 4 - First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar
Swedish folk/Americana band First Aid Kit have appeared once or twice on these pages before usually with their brilliant song Emmylou.
The band is primarily sisters Johanna (vocals/keyboards/autoharp) and Klara (vocals/guitar)
Söderberg who are joined by other musicians ,sometimes including dad Benkt on albums or at live shows
From 2012 The Lion's Roar on Wichita (UK) and Redeye (USA) is their second album and the one that shot them to fame.It is the one which features Emmylou but I will opt for a couple of other tunes this time round. This purchase from St Andrews is another upgrade from a burn.
They quickly attracted the attention of other artists including Jack Black and Conor Oberst. Indeed Conor Oberst features on on the track King of the World which he co-wrote with the Soderberg sisters as does James Felice.
Like some other Americana acts such as Kacey Musgraves and Margo Price they seem to becoming more mainstream with every album and signing for Columbia which for me is a shame.That's where the money is I suppose.