First Aid Kit I’ve been waiting for this night for 12 months. I was lucky enough to see First Aid Kit at a one-off show in Shoreditch this time last year and as we all filed out of the town hall that night, I spotted two of the Staveley-Taylor sisters popping backstage to see Klara and Johanna. The thought crossed my mind – wouldn’t it be great if they played a show together. Fast forward a year and here we are – Newcastle O2 Academy for a night of harmony and some of the most beautiful voices you will ever hear.


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First Aid Kit The Swedish Söderberg sisters, First Aid Kit, return with a not so quiet night in and plenty of headshaking and dancing for the hipster Shoreditch set. Yes! I’m in Shoreditch, hipster central, and for a man from Yorkshire who doesn’t have any facial hair, I’m as far removed from my normal habitat like a giraffe at a small shrubbery convention. However, the reason I have traversed 200 miles south is to see First Aid Kit. This is a band I have loved on record for many years, but never quite managed to catch them in a live setting before.


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The Staves Stepping into the tight but intimate venue of the Rescue Rooms, The Staves were welcomed wonderfully by the audience with a sold out start to their tour. Ecstatic to be back, they tell us the Rescue rooms was the first gig they ever played (back when they were a support act).


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Haim It was only back in December that HAIM graced our shores with a tour and it seems their is still plenty of demand for them. Tonights show is sold out along with the rest of their 8 date UK tour and even before all that they were creating a craze at festivals up and down the country.


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Haim ‘We love you London, you’re our second home… actually F**k LA’ the Haim sister’s shout out similar adoring phrases to the crowd as they are nearing the end of their groundbreaking set at London’s Koko [30/05/2013].


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The Staves It couldn’t just have been the Summer-time booze that had the Moseley Festival crowd going all gushy late last August when The Staves’s bewitching harmonies beguiled the approaching twilight hour. It’s kind of magical faerie wings brushing across crystal cats’ whiskers.


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