Album Review First Aid Kit - Palomino

The sound of a duo still roaming new territory, but feeling more confident than ever.

First Aid Kit - Palomino

Naming an album after the golden-coloured horses originally bred in the plains of America’s South West might seem like a bit of a strange move, but upon listening to ‘Palomino’ - the fifth album from First Aid Kit - its title begins to make a lot more sense. Building upon the reflective folk that sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg have become so renowned for over the past decade, their most recent full-length may have been written and recorded back home in Sweden, but it undoubtedly bears a bold Americana heart. More classic influences - Fleetwood Mac, Carole King, Tom Petty - can be keenly felt in the swaggering chorus of opener ‘Out Of My Head’, the honeyed harmonies of ‘Angel’, or the groove-laden guitars of ‘Turning Onto You’, while flecks of funky classic rock pepper the album, via the likes of ‘Feeling That Never Came’ and ‘Fallen Snow’. A record of warm and soaring pop-rock that still manages to both delight and intrigue, ‘Palomino’ is the sound of a duo still roaming new territory, but feeling more confident than ever.

 

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