Pub Jukebox Record No.0067 : First Aid Kit : "Emmylou" 
2012 got off to a great start with the release of "The Lion's Roar," the second album by First Aid Kit, an outfit featuring the close harmony delights of sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg. They originate from Enskede, a southern suburb of Stockholm, but you'd never be able to detect this from their output - they sound like some kooky chicks from somewhere in the middle of nowhere in the deepest Midwest of America. Following the release of their debut, they were quickly compared to the Fleet Foxes so it was a canny move to cover "Tiger Mountain Peasant Song" and plonk it on You Tube. It went viral and has notched up over 3 million views. They have since played alongside the Fleet Foxes, recorded for Jack White and collaborated with Bright Eyes. Consequently, they have become genuine cool cats on the alt.folk circuit -and beyond. Their voices are flawless - indeed, ethereal to the point of pure perfection. Blimey, Sweden's gone and done it again - they win my Eurovision Song Contest year after year.