Alternative Indie pop duo Broods formed in Auckland, New Zealand 2013 with Georgia Nott on lead vocals and her older brother, Caleb on backing vocals and production. They were both born on July Georgia (1994) and Caleb (1992) in Nelson, New Zealand. They won a competition titled, Richmond’s Got Talent located at Richmond mall in 2010, and were also members of an indie rock band, The Pheasants whilst attending Garin College.
The band split in 2012 after winning a grant from NZ On Air and won the Smokefreerockquest competition in 2011. Caleb and Georgia pursued Broods after making a decision to drop out of University.
They collaborated with producer Joel Little which they had meet at the Smokefreerockquest and he is known for working on Lorde’s single, Royals. They like the name Broods because it means their sound in their music and the relationship between them as brother and sister.
On October 2013, they released their single Bridges wasn’t in the charts until January 2014. It peaked at number eight on the New Zealand single charts, and was mentioned iTunes’ single of the week on the American web store. They got signed to Capitol Records in various of countries and Polydor (United Kingdom and Europe) in December 2013.
Around the same month as their release of their single Bridges, they debuted their self-titled EP Broods with the single, Never Gonna Change. Throughout 2014 they did performances to promote their music at venues such as, the Bardot in Hollywood, California and Notting Hill Arts Club located in London, United Kingdom and toured with the alternative band HAIM.
Broods was an supporting act for Ellie Goulding’s North America and Australia tour, as well as opening for Sam Smith after returning to the United States along with the drummer, James Mataio. They debuted their album Evergreen on August, 2014. It reached to number one on the New Zealand album charts, and won an award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the New Zealand Music Awards. They were also nominated for Single of the Year and the People’s Choice Awards.
In the following year, Broods return to North America for their headlining tour with the drummer Joel Farland and performed at festivals such as, Lollapalooza and Firefly. They did a collaboration with singer and songwriter Troye Sivan by co-written and producing the single, Ease for his EP Wild and the album Blue Neighbourhood.
The duo earned awards at the New Zealand Music Awards such as, Album of the Year for Evergreen, Best Pop Album, Best Group and Radio Airplay Record of the Year for their single Mother & Father. They experimented with their sound on the single, Free which came in 2016 by adding in live instrumentals. Little was working with Broods again to work on their sophomore album, Conscious. It included collaborations with Tove Lo and Lorde. They opened for Ellie Goulding once again for her North America Delirium World Tour.
Broods was featured in Jarryd James’ single, 1000x and released their single Heartlines with actress Rose McIver known for her role in the hit show, iZombie made an appearance in the music video. Throughout 2016, the duo toured around Australia, North America and New Zealand with their cousin Jonathon Nott on the drums and Jarryd James. They also supported Two Door Cinema Club on tour and their album, Conscious earned numerous awards at the New Zealand Music Awards and Best New Zealand Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards.
The following year, Broods toured with Tove Lo and Georgia released her solo album The Venus Project. Her brother, Caleb put out his single Make Me Feel under the stage name Fizzy Milk. They joined Taylor Swift on her Reputation Stadium Tour as the opening act.
Between 2018 to 2019, the duo signed to Neon Gold Records after they got dropped from Capitol after their second album, Conscious. They released the singles Peach, Everything Goes (Wow), and Hospitalised from their latest album Don’t Feed The Pop Monster. The lead song reached number one on the New Zealand Hot Singles Chart.
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