London sisters Colette and Hannah Thurlow started out in punk band the Vulgarians. Outside the group, they experimented with effects and found a psychedelic indie rock sound that was just as dark and almost as stripped down.
They named their new rock band 2:54 after a drum roll in the Melvins’ song “A History of Bad Men”. Their first EP came out in 2011.
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This song “Sugar” has a Pixies bassline and spaced-out guitars that sound like a moody version of Love and Rockets. The strong yet understated vocals bring to mind the mellower side of great female rock singers Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) , PJ Harvey and Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth).
2:54 is currently touring the states. You can find the full schedule, as well as their new single “Creeping” on vinyl on the band’s website.
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Michele Myers hosts and chooses the music Saturdays 3-6pm on KEXP 90.3FM in Seattle – kexp.org. She’s a music historian, club dj, and has produced over 200 radio stories on musical subjects for KEXP Documentaries and written scripts and features for NPR, Experience Music Project and the University of Washington.