Very rarely do we see a band release a first EP that is as assured as I have seen with BROODS. With the attention very much focused on Grammy winning artist and pop phenom, Lordes, it will take quite a debut to unroot the 17 year old from our minds. Coincidentally, the same producer of the mega hit, Royals, is present in this effort by the New Zealand native two piece, showcasing the bittersweet vocals by the fantastic Georgia Nott and equally amazing arrangements by her brother, Caleb Nott. Featuring the brilliant singles Bridges and Never Gonna Change, they have whetted the taste buds of critics and bloggers alike, and with songs such as Coattails included, a continuation of their current trend is very likely. A full length album is promised by the end of this year, but I’m very sure this EP will tide us over till then.