Record Of The Month

Issue 32

First Aid Kit - 'Ruins'

The Scandi Sisters return with Ruins, their eagerly awaited 4th album. The folk duo have amassed a large following worldwide thanks to their woodsy, folksy harmonies and melodic knack. This album sees the band adopt a rawer sound in an attempt to capture the magic which defines their live performances. Lyrically they deal with themes of love and heartbreak and also takes inspiration from classic country and 1970’s folk.

The album features a number of collaborations, most notably with REM guitarist Peter Buck and Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche. Ruins features a series of vignettes of thwarted love with the sisters seemingly in better voice than ever; their harmonies melt together so well they’re almost indistinguishable. First Aid Kit embark on a nationwide UK tour later this year, don’t miss out.

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