Vocalist Georgia Nott and her older multi-instrumentalist brother Caleb are Broods, a cleverly named electronic pop duo from Auckland, New Zealand. The Notts have played together since they were children and grew up surrounded by music. Originally members of Peasants, the siblings decided to form a group of their own after the band split up. They created Broods and connected with Joel Little, the producer recognized for his work with Lorde. The duo uploaded the song "Bridges" to their Soundcloud page shortly after, which garnered attention from major labels and led to contracts for the new band. The following January, "Bridges" was released commercially and reached the Top Ten in New Zealand. A self-titled six-track EP, co-written by the Notts and Little and produced by Little, was issued at the end of the month. The moody set debuted at number two in New Zealand, just beneath Lorde's Pure Heroine. Released in the U.S. the following month - less than a week after Lorde's "Royals" won a Grammy for Song of the Year - Broods debuted at number 164 on the Billboard 200.