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Watch First Aid Kit and The Staves Cover The Roches’ “Runs in the Family” Backstage

First Aid Kit's Ruins and Tender Offerings EP Both Out Now via Columbia

Nov 12, 2018

Swedish sister alt-country/folk duo First Aid Kit (Klara and Johanna Söderberg) released a new album, Ruins, back in January, and the Tender Offerings EP in September, both via Columbia. Last Thursday they played Leeds, England with The Staves, a British trio featuring sisters Jessica, Camilla, and Emily Staveley-Taylor.  More

First Aid Kit Share Horror-Themed “Rebel Heart” Video and Announce New EP

Tender Offerings EP Due Out September 14 via Columbia

Sep 06, 2018

Swedish sister alt-country/folk duo First Aid Kit (Klara and Johanna Söderberg) released a new album, Ruins, back in January via Columbia. Now they have shared a video for the album's "Rebel Heart." Mats Udd directed the horror-themed video. The band has also announced a new EP, Tender Offerings, that includes four previously unreleased songs from the Ruins sessions. More

Jul 11, 2018

Swedish sister alt-country/folk duo First Aid Kit released a new album, Ruins, back in January via Columbia. Now they have done a session for Spotify where they cover the Kate Bush classic "Running Up That Hill," a classic from the British singer/songwriter's 1985 album Hounds of LoveMore

First Aid Kit Announce Fall North American Tour Dates

Ruins Out Now via Columbia; Support Acts Include Julia Jacklin and M. Ward

May 09, 2018

Swedish sister alt-country/folk duo First Aid Kit released a new albumRuins, back in January via Columbia. Now they have announced some fall North American tour dates. Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 11, at 10 a.m. local time. Julia Jacklin will support some of the dates, with M. Ward on one date. More

Under the Radar Announces Spring 2018 Issue with Courtney Barnett on the Cover

Issue 63 Also Includes Interviews with MGMT, The Decemberists, Belle & Sebastian, The National, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Fleet Foxes, Parquet Courts, Noel Gallagher, Spoon, and More

Mar 28, 2018

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our Spring 2018 Issue, which is out now digitally via Under the Radar's app and the magazine apps Readly and Zinio. The print version has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon. The issue features Courtney Barnett on the cover. More

Mar 06, 2018

Swedish sister alt-country/folk duo First Aid Kit released a new album, Ruins, back in January via Columbia. Prior to that, in March 2017, First Aid Kit shared a new song, "You Are the Problem Here," in honor of International Women's Day. The song didn't appear on Ruins and was released before the #MeToo movement took flight, but certainly addresses some of those same issues. Now they have shared a new video of them performing a rocking version of the song live in a blank TV studio, dubbed the Rebel Hearts Club. More

Feb 16, 2018

Swedish sister alt-country/folk duo First Aid Kit released a new albumRuins, last month via Columbia. We previously invited their fans to submit their questions for our Fan Interview with Johanna and Klara Söderberg and we are now extending that deadline, as we'd like more questions to choose from. You now have until Friday, February 23, to email us your question ideas. More

Bucket List: First Aid Kit

Johanna and Klara Söderberg on What They Want to Accomplish Before They Die

Jan 19, 2018

Bucket List is our recurring feature where an artist provides a list of what they want to accomplish before they die. For this installment Swedish sister alt-country/folk duo First Aid Kit (Johanna and Klara Söderberg) submit their lists. More

Submit Your Questions for Our First Aid Kit Fan Interview

Ruins Due Out January 19 via Columbia

Jan 16, 2018

Swedish sister alt-country/folk duo First Aid Kit are releasing a new albumRuins, this Friday (January 19) via Columbia. We invite their fans to submit their questions for our Fan Interview with Johanna and Klara Söderberg. You have until next Tuesday, January 23 to email us your question ideas. More

Jan 12, 2018

Swedish sister alt-country/folk duo First Aid Kit are releasing a new albumRuins, on January 19, 2018 via Columbia. Now they have shared a video entitled "Ruins (Live From the Rebel Hearts Club)." More

Jan 10, 2018

Swedish sister alt-country/folk duo First Aid Kit are releasing a new albumRuins, on January 19, 2018 via Columbia. Now they have shared a video entitled "Postcard (Live From the Rebel Hearts Club)." More

Bonnaroo 2018 Lineup Announced - Bon Iver, The Killers, alt-J, Broken Social Scene, and More

Plus Muse, Eminem, First Aid Kit, Moses Sumney, Japanese Breakfast, Alex Lahey, Everything Everything, and Others

Jan 09, 2018

Bonnaroo have announced their 2018 lineup. The festival goes down in Manchester, Tennessee from June 7-10 and this year, their 17th year, the headliners are Eminem, The Killers, and Muse.  More

Jan 05, 2018

Swedish sister alt-country/folk duo First Aid Kit are releasing a new albumRuins, on January 19, 2018 via Columbia. Now they have shared a video for "Fireworks." Mats Udd directed the video that features the sisters attending, dancing, and performing at a 1980s prom, complete with big hairdos and vintage prom dresses.  More

Coachella 2018 Announces Lineup Featuring Beyoncé, The War on Drugs, St. Vincent, and More

Plus The Weeknd, Eminem, Fleet Foxes, alt-J, Perfume Genius, Moses Sumney, Angel Olsen, First Aid Kit, Japanese Breakfast, and Others

Jan 03, 2018

Coachella has announced the lineup for their 2018 festival, which goes down in Indio, California over two weekends in April (with the same bill each weekend). Friday April 13 and 20 is headlined by The Weeknd, Saturday April 14 and 21 is headlined by Beyoncé, and Sunday April 15 and 22 is headlined by Eminem. More

Dec 18, 2017

Swedish sister alt-country/folk duo First Aid Kit are releasing a new album, Ruins, on January 19, 2018 via Columbia. Now they have done a session for BBC Radio 2 where they have covered Lorde's "Perfect Places" and have also performed the holiday classic "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane and first performed by Judy Garland in the 1944 movie musical Meet Me in St. Louis). More

First Aid Kit Share Lyric Video for New Song “Fireworks”

Ruins Due Out January 19, 2018 via Columbia

Dec 01, 2017

Swedish sister alt-country/folk duo First Aid Kit are releasing a new albumRuins, on January 19, 2018 via Columbia. Now they have shared a lyric video for another new song from the album, "Fireworks." The video features the lyrics superimposed on old footage of dances.  More

Oct 27, 2017

Swedish sister alt-country/folk duo First Aid Kit recently shared a brand new song, "It's a Shame," as well as a video for the song inspired by the Gwyneth Paltrow romantic comedy from 1998, Sliding Doors. Now the band has announced a new album, Ruins (which features "It's a Shame"), and shared another song from it "Postcard," via a lyric video in which the lyrics appear on a postcard. More

Oct 10, 2017

Swedish sister folk duo First Aid Kit recently shared a brand new song, "It's a Shame," which is out now via Columbia. Now they have shared a video for the song. Mats Udd directed the video, which a press release compares to the Gwyneth Paltrow romantic comedy from 1998, Sliding Doors. More

7 Best Songs of the Week: Little Dragon, Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, and More

Plus Lindstrøm, First Aid Kit, The Weather Station, FAN, Wild Beasts, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 29, 2017

It wasn't the strongest week for truly compelling new tracks, but there was still enough of note to make us rally and put together a decent Songs of the Week post. To help you sort through the multitude of fresh songs released in the last seven days, we have picked the seven best this week had to offer, along with highlighting other notable new tracks shared this week.  More

First Aid Kit Share New Song - “It’s a Shame”

New Single Out Now via Columbia

Sep 28, 2017

Swedish sister folk duo First Aid Kit have shared a brand new song, "It's a Shame." The single is out now via Columbia. Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, Laura Veirs) produced the song, which was recorded in early 2017 in Portland, OR.  More

Austin City Limits 2017 Lineup: Gorillaz, The xx, Angel Olsen, First Aid Kit, Spoon, and More

Plus: Glass Animals, Cut Copy, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chance the Rapper, Solange, The Killers, Run the Jewels, Car Seat Headrest, and Others

May 04, 2017

Austin City Limits have announced the lineup of their 2017 festival to go down in the Texas capitol this October. The event is headlined by Gorillaz, The xx, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Killers, Martin Garrix, and Chance the Rapper.  More

First Aid Kit Share New Song for International Women’s Day - “You Are the Problem Here”

Stand Alone Single to Be Released Digitally This Friday With All Proceeds to Women for Women International

Mar 08, 2017

Swedish sister duo First Aid Kit have shared a brand new song, "You Are the Problem Here," in honor of today's International Women's Day. The song is in support of women's rights and tackles rape. The stand alone single will be released digitally this Friday (March 10), with all proceeds going to Women for Women InternationalMore

Jun 24, 2015

From June 19-21, Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands hosted the third edition of Best Kept SecretMore

Jun 10, 2015

The Polar Music Prize is an annual ceremony held in Sweden since 1992 that has been described as "the Noble Prize of Music." Last night they honored American country icon Emmylou Harris. More

Jun 10, 2015

The Polar Music Prize is an annual ceremony held in Sweden since 1992 that has been described as "the Noble Prize of Music." More

May 08, 2015

David Letterman is soon ending his long run as the host of the Late Show and has been doing all sorts of special things. Last night, as well as having Tina Fey jokingly strip down to her underwear, he had Swedish sister duo First Aid Kit on to cover Simon & Garfunkel's "America." More

Apr 06, 2015

Folk duo First Aid Kit have announced plans for a new round of tour dates this summer. More

Jan 13, 2015

Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit have premiered a brand new music video featuring the track "Master Pretender" from their most recent album Stay Gold. More

Dec 22, 2014

In early November, First Aid Kit unveiled a cover of R.E.M.’s “Walk Unafraid,” recorded for the Reese Witherspoon pick Wild. Now the track has some visuals.  More

Nov 18, 2014

On Record Store Day's Black Friday sale taking place Nov. 28, Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit will release a special 10'' featuring a cover of Simon and Garfunkel's classic tune "America." More

Nov 13, 2014

Last night Swedish sister act First Aid Kit performed at the Wiltern in Los Angeles.  More

Watch: Watch First Aid Kit Play “Stay Gold” On “Conan”

Stay Gold is Out Now on Columbia Records

Nov 12, 2014

Last night, First Aid Kit performed Stay Gold’s excellent title cut on Conan More

Nov 06, 2014

Signs you live in an awesome country? When your postage stamps feature pop stars. More

Listen: First Aid Kit Cover R.E.M.’s “Walk Unafraid”

Soundtrack For the Film Wild Due Out Nov 10

Nov 05, 2014

As part of the soundtrack for the new Reese Witherspoon movie WildStay Gold sisters First Aid Kit have covered R.E.M.’s “Walk Unafraid.”  More

Oct 27, 2014

Delivering one of this year's standout albums with their third full-length Stay Gold, Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit have premiered a brand new music video for the LP's title track. More

Aug 27, 2014

Conor Oberst recently recruited pals First Aid Kit and Dawes to perform for a Cardinal session.  More

Aug 01, 2014

Swedish folk singers/sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg, aka First Aid Kit, stopped by Australia's Triple J radio network for their ongoing covers series "Like A Version." First Aid Kit played Jack White's "Love Interruption," from his debut solo albumBlunderbuss. More

Watch: First Aid Kit on “Letterman”

Perform "My Silver Lining"

Jun 13, 2014

Promoting their newly released LP Stay Gold Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit were welcomed as the musical guest on the Late Show last night. More

Jun 02, 2014

Swedish folk sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg, a.k.a. First Aid Kit, are due to release their fhird full-length album Stay Gold. More

May 29, 2014

Last night, Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit performed at El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.  More

Under the Radar Announces the June/July Issue Featuring Future Islands on the Cover

Also featuring interviews with Slowdive, Slow Club, First Aid Kit, Lykke Li, James McAvoy, The Horrors, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The War on Drugs vs. Sharon Van Etten, and More

May 23, 2014

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of the June/July issue, which is on newsstands now. It features Future Islands on the cover as well as interviews with Slow ClubLykke Li, The Pains of Being Pure at HeartThe Horrors, SlowdiveThe War on Drugs vs. Sharon Van EttenFirst Aid KitJames McAvoyJohn Slattery, tUnE-yArDs, and more. More

Listen: First Aid Kit Live in Session For BBC 6 Music

Stay Gold Due Out July 10 on Columbia

May 15, 2014

First Aid Kit dropped by BBC 6 studios this morning.  More

May 13, 2014

Scheduled to release their brand new LP Stay Gold on June 10, Klara and Johanna Söderberg, the Swedish sisters of First Aid Kit have premiered a brand new music video for their single "My Silver Lining." More

May 06, 2014

Scheduled to release to their third full-length album Stay Gold on June 10, First Aid Kit's Swedish folk siblings Klara and Johanna Söderberg have shared a brand new music video for the LP's included track "Cedar Lane." More

May 05, 2014

On June 10 folk sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg, a.k.a. First Aid Kit, will release their third full-length LP Stay Gold. More

First Aid Kit Announce New Album “Stay Gold”

Due Out June 10 Via Columbia Records

Mar 31, 2014

On June 10, Swedish folk-loving sisters First Aid Kit will release Stay Gold, the follow-up to their 2012 album The Lion’s Roar. More

Check Out Photos of First Aid Kit at by:Larm

Feb 26-March 1 in Oslo, Norway

Mar 01, 2014

Earlier this evening, First Aid Kit performed at by:Larm in Oslo, Norway. Writer/photographer Laura Studarus was there to cover the action. More

Feb 28, 2014

Swedish folk sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg, otherwise known as First Aid Kit, have announced plans for a North American tour this spring. More

First Aid Kit to Play by:Larm 2014

February 26 – March 1

Nov 30, 2013

by:Larm, a festival that highlights the best in upcoming Scandinavian artists has announced the that Under the Radar favorites First Aid Kit will perform at the 2014 edition of the festival.  More

Oct 08, 2013

Watch: Mumford & Sons Cover The Beatles’ “With a Little Help From My Friends”

With Vampire Weekend, First Aid Kit, and The Vaccines

Jul 01, 2013

This past weekend thousands of people descended on Pilton, Somerset, England for this year's Glastonbury Music Festival. More

Oct 13, 2012

On Friday October 12, the Austin City Limits Music Festival kicked off in Austin, TX. We sent photographer Robert Redfield down to capture the action. Check out his photos of Tegan and Sara, M83, Florence and the Machine, The War on Drugs, First Aid Kit, Patrick Watson, Alabama Shakes and Esperanza SpaldinhereMore

Check Out Photos of Øya Festival, Day 4

Best Coast, First Aid Kit, SBTRKT, and More

Aug 12, 2012

From August 7-11 Oslo, Norway hosted the Øya Festival. We sent social media editor Laura Studarus over to cover the action. Check out her shots of Highasakite, Best CoastHeyerdahlPhilco FictionFirst Aid KitJessie Ware, Charles BradleySBTRKT, and Bon Iver. More

Apr 30, 2012

Swedish sister folk duo First Aid Kit have a long string of live dates on the horizon in support of sophomore album, The Lion’s RoarMore

Mar 21, 2012

On March 28, Swedish sister act First Aid Kit will kick of a world tour in support of stand-out sophomore album, The Lion’s Roar. More

Under the Radar Announces Winter 2012 Issue with Dirty Projectors, Grizzly Bear, and Twin Shadow

Issue Also Features: Air, Bear in Heaven, Best Coast, Andrew Bird, Chairlift, Dan Deacon, First Aid Kit, Grimes, Spiritualized, Tegan and Sara, and more

Mar 12, 2012

Under the Radar’s Winter (March/April) Issue will be hitting the stands soon. The issue features an In the Studio 2012 themed cover with the frontmen of three notable acts set to release new albums later this year—Dirty Projectors’ Dave Longstreth, Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste, and Twin Shadow’s George Lewis Jr. The issue also features interviews with AirBear in HeavenBest CoastAndrew BirdChairliftDan DeaconFirst Aid KitGrimesof MontrealFrankie RoseSpiritualizedTame ImpalaTegan and Saraand much more.  More

Nov 17, 2011

Swedish sisters and folk-duo First Aid Kit have announced a headlining jaunt in support of forthcoming album The Lion’s Roar (due out January 24). We have the dates.  More

Nov 09, 2011

On Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 First Aid Kit and Slow Club graced The Troubadour stage with amazing performances. Photographer Wendy Lynch Redfern was there to capture the action. Check out a full gallery here. More

Nov 02, 2011

First Aid Kit recently dropped the video for “The Lion’s Roar”—a cut from their forthcoming album of the same name.  More

Listen: “The Lion’s Roar” by First Aid Kit

The Lion's Roar Out January 24

Oct 12, 2011

Sister duo, Klara and Johanna Söderberg, of Swedish band First Aid Kit have released the title track from their sophomore album The Lion's Roar. More

First Aid Kit to Release New Album in January, Conor Oberst to Guest

The Lion's Roar Due Out January 24 via Wichita Records

Sep 08, 2011

Sweden's sister-duo First Aid Kit will release their sophomore album, The Lion's Roar on January 24 through Wichita Records. Yep, that's still a long, long way away, but in the meantime you can check out a teaser trailer for the album below. More

Bright Eyes Add More Tour Dates

With Support from Dr. Dog and First Aid Kit

Jul 12, 2011

Bright Eyes have announced more fall tour dates in support of their February release The People's Key. More

First Aid Kit Produce Single With Third Man Records

“Universal Soldier”/ “It Hurts Me Too”

Dec 14, 2010

After producing singles for Conan O’Brien, Dungen, and Laura MarlingJack White has turned his attention to Swedish duo First Aid Kit. We have the details.  More

Jul 19, 2010

Swedish sisters First Aid Kit are returning to North America in support of their debut LP The Big Black and the Blue. We have the full list of dates.  More


Interviews

Fan Interview: First Aid Kit

Johanna and Klara Söderberg Respond to Their Fans’ Questions

Jun 08, 2018

Swedish sister alt-country/folk duo First Aid Kit (Johanna and Klara Söderberg) released a new album, Ruins, back in January via Columbia. The Söderberg sisters recently agreed to take part in our Fan Interview and we put out the call for questions. Fans were allowed to submit up to 10 questions and we received a ton of great suggestions. We picked the best ones and sent them over to the band and they graciously took the time to answer all of them in-depth. More

First Aid Kit on “Ruins”

Making an Emotional Connection

May 22, 2018

In case Mike Mogis happens to be reading this, the Söderberg sisters, Johanna and Klara, want you to know they "adore" you. It was simply time for something different. More

Bucket List: First Aid Kit

Johanna and Klara Söderberg on What They Want to Accomplish Before They Die

Jan 19, 2018

Bucket List is our recurring feature where an artist provides a list of what they want to accomplish before they die. For this installment Swedish sister alt-country/folk duo First Aid Kit (Johanna and Klara Söderberg) submit their lists. More

First Aid Kit

Extraordinary Measures

Jun 10, 2014

Somewhere, in an alternate dimension, there’s a very different version of First Aid Kit. More

First Aid Kit

Back in the U.S.A.

Oct 01, 2013

This week, Swedish duo First Aid Kit is making a brief return to the U.S. for select performances on both coasts, including a set on Sunday at the inaugural Way Over Yonder festival in Santa Monica. Sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg kick things off tonight by revisiting the Late Show With David Letterman, this time to perform front and center. In November 2011, they appeared on the show, singing backup for Lykke Li. Under the Radar spoke with Johanna and Klara Söderberg last week, while they were still in Stockholm, to ask them about their appearance at Way Over Yonder and how things are progressing on the follow-up to First Aid Kit's critically acclaimed 2012 LP, The Lion's Roar. More

First Aid Kit

Healing From Sweden

Oct 18, 2010

Klara Söderberg of First Aid Kit would like people to know that she and her sister Johanna were an active duo performing shows in Sweden before folks in the U.S. discovered them through their cover of Fleet Foxes' "Tiger Mountain Peasant Song" on YouTube. "I don't want them to think we were not making music and then did the Fleet Foxes cover and were like, 'Oh, we can make music,'" Klara explains. "We've always been doing our own songs, and that has been the main thing." More


Reviews

Ruins

Ruins

Columbia

Jan 19, 2018

"I want to give so much so freely/Not have to take it back," sing Stockholm sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg on "Rebel Heart." The first track of their fourth album sways with a knowing nostalgia, steady in its melody.  More

Best Kept Secret: Awards Edition

June 21st, 2015

Jun 23, 2015

Last weekend, the third edition of Best Kept Secret went down in Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands at the Beekse Bergen wild animal park.  More

Stay Gold

Stay Gold

Columbia

Jun 06, 2014

It's a fun game to ask someone unfamiliar with First Aid Kit where the band hails from. Tennessee is a common guess, as is Georgia, and the fact that the Söderberg sisters are from Sweden always raises eyebrows. More

by:Larm Day Three: First Aid Kit, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Ice Cream Cathedral, and Kate Boy

March 1st, 2014

Mar 06, 2014

The music on Saturday night was pretty impressive: First Aid KitJaakko Eino KaleviIce Cream Cathedral, and Kate Boy. More

Øya Day Four: The War on Drugs, Best Coast, First Aid Kit, Bon Iver and More

August 11th, 2012

Aug 13, 2012

Øya, day four. The best way to avoid jet lag is to never sleep—but by this point I was experiencing a new sensation: festival lag. On the way to the day’s events, I passed a man in the hotel lobby, sleeping soundly in a small nest of beanbag chairs. He is my spirit animal. More

The Lion’s Roar

The Lion’s Roar

Wichita

Jan 24, 2012

To hear First Aid Kit is to undergo a restructuring of what geography means to music. It turns out that the best country-tinged folk album released in 2012 may very well come not from Georgia or the Carolinas or Nebraska or even Washington, but from Sweden. More

First Aid Kit at the Troubadour, West Hollywood

November 8th, 2011

Nov 09, 2011

Last night, two months before the release of its second LP, The Lion's RoarFirst Aid Kit played its first sold-out headlining show in Los Angeles, at the famed Troubadour. More

Drunken Trees EP

Drunken Trees EP

Wichita

May 09, 2009

The debut EP from these two teenage sisters from outside Stockholm, Sweden, is steeped largely in the folk traditions of artists such as Vashti Bunyan and Nick Drake. More