Learn more about Broods before they play on the Festival Stage at LIVE 105 BFD 2016.
Nelson, New Zealand
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Multi-award winning brother-sister duo Broods (Caleb and Georgia Nott) are one of the most celebrated young bands to emerge out of New Zealand in recent times. Announcing their arrival with glossy synth-pop ballads ‘Bridges’, ‘Never Gonna Change’ and their self-titled debut EP, through a tireless work ethic, commitment to excellence and unshakable senses of self, they’ve established themselves as an in-demand proposition globally. “Touring has made us realize how important it is to not just be yourself, but back yourself,” Georgia says. “If you’re not being true, you’ll never stand out.”
Over an ever-growing itinerary of performances across the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Asia and New Zealand, their sound and live show has become increasingly crucial.To evoke an underrated cliché, Broods have learned how to dance like no one is watching, and sing like no one is listening. “We’ve loosened up a lot,” Caleb says. “We’re in the moment, and we’re focused on making it special every time.” Along the way they’ve sold-out headline tours, and played major festivals such as Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Groovin the Moo and Clockenflap to name a few. They’ve shared stages with Ellie Goulding, Haim, CHVRCHES, Tove Lo, and supported breakout English pop star Sam Smith on his sold-out US tour. In August 2014, things went white hot for them with the release of their Joel Little produced debut album Evergreen, debuting at #1 on the New Zealand Albums Chart, #5 on the Australian Albums Chart and top 50 in the US. Pristinely polished and perfectly poised, across Evergreen Broods deploy vividly atmospheric textures and heady rhythms in counterpoint to measured pop hooks, all delivered with a stadium-sized sense of melody and harmony. A record of euphoric peaks and intimate valleys, it’s the sound of youth maturing into adulthood. Young people growing up lost in the world, and figuring out what that means while finding themselves along the way. With equally impressive Soundcloud, Hype Machine, iTunes and YouTube figures behind them, as well as key tastemaker support from Zane Lowe (of BBC Radio 1), and preeminent new music blog Pigeons and Planes, Broods are turning their wide-eyed teenage dreams into sustainable realities.
Topping off their busy two years so far has been the nomination of ‘Bridges’ for the APRA AMCOS 2014 Silver Scroll Award, and winning Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the 2014 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. That particular win was to foretell their success at the 2015 awards, where they took out four accolades; including Best Group, Best Pop Album, Highest Radio Airplay for ‘Mother & Father’ and the coveted Album of the Year award. “We’re not taking any of this for granted,” Georgia says. “We keep active and work 24/7,” Caleb adds. “This is what we do now. It’s our life.”