Listen to this: New singles from Bloom Twins and BROODS

By Nicholas Jennings

There’s something about siblings. From the Everly Brothers and the Jackson Five to the Dixie Chicks and the Kings of Leon, pop music has a long history with great brother and sister acts. Sibling groups are renowned for having spellbinding harmonies — it must be in their blood. Fast-rising newcomers Blood Twins and BROODS are no exception; both familial duos boast distinctive and infectious sounds.

Bloom Twins: “Amnesia”
Like Canada’s Tegan & Sara, Sonia and Anna Kuprienko are identical twins. Since moving to London from their hometown outside of Kiev in the Ukraine, the sisters have made an impact in both fashion and music, gaining attention from Vogue magazine and getting picked as MTV’s Artist of the Week. Their stylish electronica, produced by Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes, has a dark and brooding beauty.

One only has to peruse photos on the Bloom Twins’ Instagram account to understand the sisters’ appeal in the fashion world.

BROODS: “Heartlines”
Caleb and Georgia Nott get asked two questions more than any others: what’s it like to perform as brother and sister and what’s it like to come from New Zealand? To the latter, Caleb quips: “We’ll leave it to Lorde to keep serving as unofficial ambassador.” Lorde, in fact, co-wrote the duo’s latest single, which features a booming beat, an infectious chorus and Georgia’s soaring vocals.

BROODS, who will touring most of this year with Ellie Goulding, took to Twitter to show the handwritten lyrics to “Heartlines” with their “talented friend.”

Hello! music columnist Nicholas Jennings surveys the pop landscape each week to find the most dynamic tracks to add to your playlist.

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