January used to be a very quiet month for new album releases but it seems that 2018 is going to be an exception to the rule. With forthcoming records from tUnE-yArDs, Django Django, Shame and Nils Frahm due this month January is shaping up very nicely. Over and above all of those releases is one that I'm looking forward to the most - Ruins - the new album from Sweden’s finest First Aid Kit, which was recorded in Portland, Oregon and features appearances from REM’s Peter Buck and Midlake’s McKenzie Smith.
Prior to the album release, Klara and Johanna have released a new video for their song Fireworks which finds them going full-on 80’s at a high school prom, their melancholy tune soundtracking the most vacant slow dancing you have ever seen. The song itself finds the band delving deep into classic vintage balladeering and is as gorgeous as anything else they’ve produced. Keep January 19th free in your diary for the release of Ruins.
First Aid Kit - Fireworks