Monday, 7 April 2014

Track of the Day: First Aid Kit - My Silver Lining

In 2012 the Swedish duo consisting of sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg released one of the stand out album's of the year, with their Americana masterpiece 'The Lion's Roar'. It was a record which demonstrated the quality of the pair's melancholic songwriting, and, where many other contemporaries have failed, genuinely managed to recapture some of the magic of late 60's folk.

With a new album entitled 'Stay Gold' out on June 2nd on Columbia; they're back with the record's lead single 'My Silver Lining'. Although sonically it's fairly similar to their previous record, it's a really strong track, and a taste of what to expect in the coming months from the hugely exciting siblings.

'I won't take the easy road'

Track of the Day: Sophie Jamieson - Stain

I first heard Sophie Jamieson earlier this year; I came across her stunning track 'Waterloo' which she released last summer on the ever-wonderful Folkroom Records. I was instantly drawn in by her haunting vocal (reminiscent of Daughter's output) and her direct lyric style. I'm delighted to hear that the hugely talented youngster is back with a new track entitled 'Stain' out now on Luv Luv Luv.

Jamieson's vulnerable and emotive vocal floats hauntingly over the spacious, stripped-back acoustic guitar make for a truly absorbing track. It's sparse, destructive, yet oh-so beautiful.