First Aid Kit #3 - The Lion's Roar

I've been following First Aid Kit ever since they got me all gooey-eyed at Glastonbury 2010, that has basically involved me waiting patiently for their return whilst repeatedly playing their debut EP and full length (get them here if you haven't already), I'm glad to say that the wait is now over. The Swedish sister's second full-length 'The Lion's Roar' is due for release January 23rd 2012 and we've been treated to a stream of the title track.

"The Lion's Roar" takes the First Aid Kit to another level, their impeccable debut 'The Big Black & The Blue' focused on delicate acoustic picks and beautiful layered harmonies, here the sisters are backed by a full band, the vocal tone is just as stunning whilst the soaring country-waltz tinged arrangements and stomping drums sweep you away on its emotive, beautiful journey. Lyrically the developments are just as obvious, alongside "Ghost Town" I'd place "The Lion's Roar" as their darkest track to date, honest and plaintive reflections that belie the girls (still) young age.

First Aid Kit support Lykke Li at the Roundhouse on November 1st and headline the Bush Hall on December 6th (tickets) - see you there, Bush Hall will be the perfect setting, can't wait.

The Lion's Roar by First Aid Kit