Growing up in NZ Public, Broods Now Hitting the Big Time

Broods only started writing music together last year, but the Nelson brother-sister duo, Caleb and Georgia Nott, aged 21 and 19, are being tipped as New Zealand’s next big musical exports. They speak to the BBC about talent contests, Grammy awards and growing up in public.

The pair sneaked their single Bridges onto SoundCloud late last year and watched, astonished, as the play count span so fast it blurred.

“It was pretty crazy because we literally put it up one day and it was being talked about on blogs the next,” Georgia says. “We were like, ‘Damn, we’d better finish the EP!’”

On the strength of their first EP, Broods signed to Polydor Records in Europe and Capitol Records in the US, and have been piecing together their debut album – Evergreen – amid a whirlwind of interviews, concerts and video shoots.

“When we first started out we were so, so scared about what we should be saying,” Georgia admits. “Are we supposed to be like this? Are we supposed to be like that?

“Then we came to the realisation that people don’t want the ‘fake us’. They just want to see who we are, so we don’t have to try that hard.”

Broods begin their North American tour in Sacramento, California at The Assembly on 28 August.

Original article by Mark Savage, BBC, July 31, 2014.

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