Returning to Australia this March with their warm vocal harmonies and woodsy, folk-influenced songs is Swedish sister duo First Aid Kit.

First Aid Kit’s forthcoming second album, The Lion’s Roar due out January 27, juxtaposes sadness and beauty in the best traditions of folk and country music. Recorded in Omaha by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, She And Him, Monsters Of Folk plus many more), the album sounds timeless from the dynamic opening title track onwards. The carefully constructed collection beautifully succeeds in setting references to their home town of Stockholm and long dark Scandinavian winters.

In addition to the already announced Golden Plains and Womad festivals, Johanna and Klara Söderberg will deliver spellbinding performances to audiences in Melbourne on Wednesday 14 March, Sydney on Thursday 15 March and Brisbane on Friday 16 March.