Although they lost in a battle at the Brits with Radio 1 playlisters Foo Fighters for ‘Best International Album’, Stockholm sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg aka First Aid Kit, won’t be sulking to newspapers, considering they’ve picked a prestigious prize, the Swedish Grammis in their home nation. They beat off competition from Swedish national treasures Kent, who despite being the most successful rock band in Swedish history have not achieved any major achievements elsewhere, which is partly down to their Swedish-language songs.
Whilst with the help of being playlisted on BBC 6 Music ever since their debut The Big Black and Blue, the English-language First Aid Kit have grown dramatically over the course of three albums and their more personal and high production third album is currently still in the UK charts after 28 weeks. With it’s radio-friendly singles such as “Silver Lining”, “Master Pretender” and “Stay Gold”, it was also nominated for the ‘Best Pop album’ but lost to the incredibly girly Little Jinder.
Breakthrough artist Tove Lo, who is known in the UK for her hedonistic semi-documentary music video for “Habits (Stay High)” and the remix by Hippie Sabotage, was the night’s biggest winner beating First Aid Kit to the ‘Song Of The Year’ (an award previously won by Robyn and Avicii) and ‘Best Artist Of The Year’ gongs. Still, that Brit nomination for First Aid Kit was something Tove Lo didn’t manage to achieve. To view all the winners and losers given by The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, go to the Swedish Grammis website here.