Welcoming First Aid Kit to the Kobalt Family
We’re extremely excited to welcome Swedish folk duo, First Aid Kit, to the Kobalt family in time to release their upcoming fourth full-length album — Ruins.
“We are super happy to be with Kobalt,” said the band’s manager, Laura Haber. “We’ve been warmly welcomed by Alison and the whole team. We can’t wait to work together on our new record, which we are very proud of. Happy to have such a great publishing company coming along for the ride!”
Alison Donald, Head of Creative, UK, at Kobalt Music, said, “We are absolutely thrilled that First Aid Kit have chosen Kobalt as their publisher. The girls have so many fans across the company and the signing was very much a global effort by our Creative team. On a personal level, I am delighted to be reunited with Klara and Johanna, having worked with them at Columbia on their seminal third album, Stay Gold. And I’m really excited about what we can achieve together with their brilliant new record.”
First Aid Kit, otherwise known as Klara and Johanna Söderberg, first gained popularity through their online content, particularly YouTube videos. In 2010, they emerged from their hometown of Stockholm, Sweden, showcasing their unique blend of folk, pop, and Americana on their first full-length album, The Big Black and the Blue. Two years later, the duo released their second album, The Lion’s Roars, which went to #1 in their home country and hit #35 in the UK. Amid a flurry of live appearances onstage and on television, Stay Gold, their third release, increased the sisters’ profile considerably and landed them the #23 spot on the US charts.
The duo have most recently released their first single off their upcoming album today called “Fireworks” which is certainly gearing up to be an explosive hit.
The full upcoming album, Ruins, which is due January 19, 2018, is being produced by Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, Laura Veirs) and features guest appearances by McKenzie Smith of Midlake, drummer Glen Kotche from Wilco, and REM's own Peter Buck.
Be the first to hear it by pre-ordering the album now! http://smarturl.it/FAK-Ruins
We can’t wait to see what incredible ventures come from this partnership. Once again, Klara and Johanna — welcome to the Kobalt family!