First Aid Kit's Klara and Johanna Söderberg have been making music together as a duo since 2007, and have been sisters for somewhat longer.Mixing a naturalistic, folk roots sound with a country twang, the pair's music creates a world somewhere...
Despite starting their musical career while still schoolgirls, First Aid Kit's music has always displayed a lyrical maturity - something they partly credit to a rather unusual inspiration:
K - "I'm allergic to gluten."
J - "And you have diabetes!"
K - "Yep, I have diabetes too - I'm a sick kid! I discovered I was diabetic at nine and allergic to gluten about ten, they're kind of connected."
J - "I think it's affected you as a person, it's made you very responsible."
K - "Well you have to be. When you're 9 years old it's a big thing when suddenly everything you do you have to think about first - you can't just eat that candy you want anymore, you have to take your insulin shot. You have to learn to take care of yourself otherwise you feel like shit."
J - "I think that made you a lot more mature, and that's why you write such good lyrics."
K - "Yes! It's all because of diabetes!"
J - "And that's why we're called... First Aid Kit!"