Multi-award winning brother-sister duo BROODS (Caleb and Georgia Nott) are one of the most celebrated young bands to emerge out of New Zealand in recent times. Announcing their arrival with glossy synth-pop ballads ‘Bridges’, ‘Never Gonna Change’ and their self-titled debut EP, they’ve gone on to release two full length albums, tour the world, and release their own solo passion projects.
Over an ever-growing itinerary of performances across the world, their sound and live show has become increasingly crucial. Along the way, they’ve sold-out headline tours and played renowned festivals such as Coachella, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, and The Meadows, to name a few. They’ve also shared stages with Ellie Goulding, HAIM, CHVRCHES, Tove Lo, and supported Sam Smith on his sold-out US tour.
In August 2014, things went white hot for them with the release of their Joel Little produced debut album Evergreen, debuting at #1 on the New Zealand Albums Chart, #5 on the Australian Albums Chart and top 50 in the US and featuring their hit single, ‘Bridges.’
After a period of writing for their next album, BROODS burst back on the scene in 2016 with their single ‘Free,’ an “anthem for the underdog”, from their sophomore album CONSCIOUS. ‘Free’ quickly achieved Most Added at Alternative Radio in the US, Most Added at Australian Radio, #1 on iTunes in New Zealand, top #10 on Spotify’s US Viral Chart and top #15 on Spotify’s Global Viral Chart. ‘Free’ has amassed over 30 million streams worldwide to date, while CONSCIOUS has been streamed over 140 million times.
Ahead of BROODS’ third studio album, both Caleb and Georgia have recently shared solo passion projects. Caleb’s project, titled “Fizzy Milk,” finds him exploring nuanced sampling, electronic production, and live instrumentation skills he’s honed in BROODS as well as his experience producing and working with artists like Troye Sivan and Charli XCX. Following the release of the first track, “Make Me Feel,” Baeble proclaimed, “it’s got a great, slightly psychedelic groove to it…you can’t help but feel upbeat while dancing to this one.”
When Georgia began contemplating a solo project, she found herself highly motivated to work with other women and decided to create “The Venus Project,” a collaboration brought to life entirely by a team of women. Georgia shared the first track, “Won’t Hurt” in January and Harper’s Bazaar was quick to point out, “The Venus Project couldn’t arrive at a better time, in the wake of the Time’s Up movement and as more women are standing up for the pay and respect they deserve.” The Venus Project is a raw, vulnerable collection of vocal-driven alt-pop which has Georgia laying her thoughts bare, and hoping to not only get people thinking about the issues facing women everywhere, but also draw their attention to some excellent new female talent. Celebrating all the talented females involved, the album, “The Venus Project: Vol. 1” will be released on March 8th, which is also International Women’s Day.