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Broods Hit Music Box En Route to Coachella

Broods play Music Box before hitting Coachella on Friday

The electro-pop duo Broods are a family affair, consisting of brother and sister Caleb and Georgia Nott.

While en route to everybody's favorite desert festival this week, the pair stops by San Diego’s Music Box on April 12 at a show presented by Start 94.1.

"The Broods' 'Heartlines' is one of those songs you immediately love and want to hear again," said Star 94.1's Joe Haze. "We're excited to see this brother and sister duo from New Zealand perform live at our Star Night event on April 12 and expect lots more great music from them. We're also excited to hear Ocean Park Standoff perform. Their song 'Good News' is so relatable for the times we're living in right now. This group's got a great dynamic with lead singer Ethan Thompson, Samantha Ronson and Pete Nappi. Both of these bands have something special, and watching them perform in an intimate setting like the Music Box will make for a really great night of music."

The young New Zealand natives, both in their early 20s, have garnered worldwide appeal since their early 2013 debut. The siblings played music together throughout their childhood, with sister Georgia manning the mic and Caleb shining as the instrumental craftsman. These days, Broods craft electronic dream-pop that bears sonic similarities to Lorde and Chvrches.

About four years ago, the pair began collaborating with Kiwi producer Joel Little (who has also worked with Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding and -- surprise! -- Lorde) and released their first single “Bridges,” before signing with Capitol Records in December 2013. Broods didn’t stop there, of course. They released their debut album “Evergreen,” which peaked at No. 1 on the New Zealand album charts. From there, they went on to win numerous awards including back-to-back New Zealand Album of the Year music awards for “Evergreen” (2015) and “Conscious” (2016).

Slated for a Friday daytime set at Coachella, Broods plan on an acoustic set at the comparatively intimate Music Box show in Little Italy on Wednesday. The Santa Monica alt-pop trio Ocean Park Standoff will open. Tickets are $20 online or $22 at the door, which is open to 18+.

Musician, people-pleaser, lover, fighter and writer Matthew Craig Burke has been spewing musical words of wisdom since never. He lives off of peanut butter sandwiches, beer and Beck Hansen. Follow his updates on Facebook or contact him directly.

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