With 'Bridges', their debut single as brother-sister duo Broods, Nelson, New Zealand's Georgia and Caleb Nott have positioned themselves as one of the fastest rising new acts to emerge during the second half of 2013.
In the month since they uploaded 'Bridges' on soundcloud, Broods have been championed by online, radio and print tastemakers worldwide, in the process racking up over 200,000 plays on soundcloud, and building a substantial social media following in the process.
Produced by Joel Little, 'Bridges' displays Georgia's firm yet fragile singing voice over a mixture of desolate piano refrains and twirling synthesiser superstructures, all underscored by driving grooves. Viewed holistically, 'Bridges' intersects as an emotionally resonant window into the relentlessly creative soundworld these young digital natives inhabit. "We tend to lean more towards downbeat electronic pop," Georgia explains. "The combination of the driving beats and soothing vibes suit our vocal style and lyrical themes really well."
In response to their strong and swift reception, Broods have teamed up with drummer Jimi Mataio to develop a live show, which will see Caleb working on guitar, keyboard and sampler and Georgia handling vocals and piano. With shows already planned across the globe, and the release of a debut album expected late 2014, Broods wave is only just beginning.