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Wedding bells chime for Broods singer

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 6/07/2016 Danielle McGrane
A file image of Georgia Nott of Broods performing at the Staples Center . © Associated Press A file image of Georgia Nott of Broods performing at the Staples Center .

Georgia Nott has it better than most musicians when she's on the road.

The singer in New Zealand band Broods gets to tour the world with her brother Caleb - the other half of the pop-electro group - and now she has a new husband Jacob who also comes everywhere with them.

The 21-year-old revealed she just tied the knot in January at home in New Zealand.

"He's a guy from New Zealand who we grew up with so that's a way we keep connected with home," Georgia told AAP in Sydney.

"He makes me feel better if I'm tired. He's a stagehand, an all-round efficient person," she said.

Broods have been on the road a lot since the release of their debut album Evergreen two years ago.

They've toured the US and Europe as support to major artists Sam Smyth and Ellie Goulding and somehow, they've also managed to write and record their second album, Conscious.

The album shows how far the pair have come, nearly every track on the album is worthy of a single-release and the production is more sophisticated, creating a more bombastic electronic sound.

They also know when to pare it back. The track All of Your Glory features just Georgia singing as she plays on Neil Finn's pump organ.

"She (Georgia) was just mucking around ... it stayed as a demo and when it came to the album we said `let's just leave it at that'," Caleb said.

"Some songs just deserve to be raw," Georgia said.

Broods recorded some of the album at the Crowded House frontman's studios in Auckland.

While New Zealand's production impresario Joel Little, who also helped Lorde in her quest for world domination, produced their first record, this time around, he serves as executive producer. He's there to help polish the production and give advice but with more of a hands-off approach.

"It was different this time because we were able to actually create things, production-wise, whereas we had to fully rely on Joel last time. Now we can make stuff pretty good ourselves and then he makes it sound way better," Caleb said.

They've also brought in collaborators including Swedish pop star Tove Lo who sings on song Freak Of Nature and they co-wrote the song Heartlines with Lorde.

Conscious is already faring well in the charts in Australia, just missing out on the number one slot to the Red Hot Chili Peppers' first new album release in five years.

In a matter of days, the duo will head out on their own tour of New Zealand and Australia.

"It's so scary and exciting, but I think that as soon as we get into it it's just going to feel like everything we've been working our asses for is just going to come together," Georgia said.


July 14 - Christchurch

July 14 - Auckland

July 17 - Wellington

JULY 18 - Dunedin

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