Get Energized with Broods
The New Zealand electro-pop pair Broods are mostly known only to readers of the coolest
music blogs, but with a big record deal in the bag, they are set to be one of the biggest acts of 2014. It's rare to see a
musical act achieve success so quickly outside of reality TV shows. The fact that Broods are not manufactured, but a daring
and innovative group, makes Broods tickets a must-have for any music lover. This is a great chance to see the group in a small
venue, before they explode into the mainstream. Don't miss out.
Broods are a brother and sister duo. Twenty-one-year-old
Caleb Nott plays a number of instruments and is the architect of the band's sound, while his 19-year old sister Georgia provides
the haunting vocals. The two have performed together since childhood, winning local talent competitions before joining their
first band, known as The Peasants. Although successful, that band split up and the two decided to pursue their own sound.
In October 2013, Broods blew everyone away by releasing their first track, "Bridges," for free online.
It grabbed the attention of music bloggers the world over, earning comparisons to other electro-pop outfits like The XX and
Chvrches. That track was strong enough to earn the interest of producer Little, who produced a six-track EP with them. That
in turn was enough to attract Polydor Records, who will be releasing their debut album in August 2014. From indie demo to
major label in 10 months, Broods have experienced one of the most meteoric rises in music history.
a lot about a group when so many big names are prepared to take a gamble on them so early in their career. Listening to their
early output shows why: "Bridges" has one of the most insistent choruses of last year, built over a tight guitar loop, while
follow-up release "Never Going To Change" shows off Georgia's immense vocal range. Caleb's immense soundscapes are in themselves
both timeless and modern. "Bridges" hit No. 8 on the New Zealand charts, a testimony that only more great things are to come
from this pair. In January 2014, Broods released their first EP, which charted on at No. 2 on the New Zealand charts and No.
164 on the Billboard charts.
Broods are the latest wave of icy, intelligent pop to emerge from that part of
the Southern hemisphere in the last few months. In fact, the group share a producer with their Grammy-winning compatriot Lorde.
Joel Little, who produced the international mega-hit "Royals," also produced Broods' eponymous debut EP.
have announced a short tour of the U.S. and Canada in April/May of 2014, with 10 dates in cities such as Los Angeles, New
York, Chicago, Santa Ana, Washington DC, Vancouver and Toronto. The shows are mostly in smaller underground venues, and Broods
tickets are already starting to sell out in some locations.
Their live shows so far have been delivered
with exceptional energy. Both members of the band have an intense stage presence: Caleb is a ball of energy, entirely focused
on his keyboards, guitars and other instruments, while Georgia is a consummate front woman, delivering each lyric with passion.