Nelson born brother-sister duo Broods (Caleb and Georgia Nott) have distinguished themselves as one of the most celebrated young bands to emerge out New Zealand's thriving contemporary musical landscape. 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 across the globe. "Touring has made us realise 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 acclaimed performances across the US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, their sound and live show has become increasingly crucial. To evoke an underrated clich_, 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 shared stages with Ellie Goulding, Haim and CHVRCHES, headlined their own sold-out appearances, and set the internet alight with their third single 'Mother & Father'. Far from nonchalant about these accomplishments, Broods have taken that energy straight back into the studio for the recording of their forthcoming album Evergreen, helmed by Grammy-winning producer Joel Little.
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, Evergreen is 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 the likes of Zane Lowe (of BBC Radio 1) and preeminent new music blog Pigeons and Planes, Broods sit on the verge of turning their wide-eyed teenage dreams into a sustainable reality. "We're not taking any of this for granted," Georgia says. "We keep active and work on Broods 24/7," Caleb adds. "This what we do now. It's our life."