What catches the eyes when you see Caleb and Georgia Nott is more than their good DNA, but the music they embellish and craft, this brother- sister duo is taking on the music charts with their electro pop meets indie alternative vibe, so what’s left to say is take a listen for yourself and see how these Notts will have your stomach in one. Signed to Capitol Records, touring with Haim and with their full length album, Evergreen, released last month, Caleb and Georgia are taking the music industry by storm, and leaving a blizzard of their music for us to hear and captivate in.
Caleb and Georgia took a few moments off from their hustling and bustling life and chatted about how they cope with being siblings in a band together and what we can expect in the year to come.
Originating in New Zealand, how do you think New Zealand affected your music compared to other places of the world? What do you think New Zealand offered you that other places could lack?
There’s a very laid back, humble attitude in NZ, especially where we grew up. The way we were brought up, though, was very much “do what makes you happy/work for what you believe in”. Our Dad always told us “you have to choose between two things in life; the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.”
Being a brother-sister duo, how did it come up for you two to conquer music together? How do you cope working together considering your family?
We find it way easier working together. What you see is what you get and even though we are super busy and the pressure of it all gets hard, you know that you’ve got someone that genuinely wants you to be as happy and healthy as possible, right there with you.
What’s a day in the life of Broods? What can one expect if they ever had a chance to shadow you?
On a busy day we’ll wake up and get pretty (very quickly), then drive around whatever city we are in doing promo. After that is soundcheck, dinner, warm up, go onstage, and once we’re off stage we head out the front to meet all the beauties that came to the show!
Where did you write “Bridges”? How did the song come up?
It basically just came about when I was thinking about my last year of high school. It was all my uncertainties and doubts that were going through my head at the time.
What can we expect from you in the year ahead?
[We’ve released] our debut full length album in August and touring heaps after that. Trying to make the most of things really.
What music are you currently captivated with? What can we expect to see on your playlist?
Caleb is, and always has been, a huge fan of Bombay Bicycle Club, Radiohead and we both love Sohn. Lykke Li can do no wrong in my eyes. I’ve been super into Banks recently as well. My heart does belong to Bat For Lashes though ;).
Another New Zealand native, Lorde, has shown her prominence in the music industry with a few Grammys and lots of recognition and fame. What do you think set her apart from others? How does it feel to work with Joel Little, who produced Lorde’s “Royals”?
She’s real. She’s honest and she’s mature and talented beyond her years. Working with Joel is like working with another big brother. We’ve known him since I was about 16/17 so it’s amazing to have him produce us.