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Wednesday 2 February 2022

The Lion's Roar


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.


  1. For some reason, I've not been impressed with what I've heard of this lot. But these two tracks are The Bifters!

  2. King of the World? Just can't get away from that clown can we?

  3. You're doing well so far with your purchases this year.