Caught by the River

Favourite Things

6th December 2010

Things we have enjoyed in 2010.
First Aid Kit.
I’d noticed the name and knew they were on the Wichita record label, but I hadn’t checked them out. Then, in August, at the Green Man Festival, I ran into a couple of friends that I’d not seen for a while, “We are going to see First Aid Kit, come with us”. I followed them to the stage and fell under the spell of two young ladies with the most beautiful voices. “This is our soundcheck, please come back in fifteen minutes”. I had to stay. They were singing Townes Van Zandt. I couldn’t be anywhere else. It was wet, I was hungover, I was comforted.
This is them adding warmth to the Fever Ray song, ‘When I Grow Up”:
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So I got their album, The Big Black & The Blue, and I like that a lot, oh and then someone said, “Have you heard them doing….

I’m sold.

First Aid Kit on You Tube.