2:54 - 2:54 (2012)

Occupying a low-lit, vivid space, they unite a distinct concoction of ideas and influences that taps a rock and punk lineage notoriously anchored by the likes of Queens of the Stone Age and Kyuss. However, their sound neatly neighbours the darker, atmospheric reaches of today's R'n'B finest, as well as timeless walls of sound. 

The Thurlow sisters taught themselves to play guitar as teenagers, but it wasn't until the closing moments of 2010 that the very first lo-fi 2:54 home demos leaked onto the web, prompting a flurry of critical acclaim that's only ever grown with the band. They have toured with everyone from Warpaint and Wild Beasts to Melissa Auf De Maur, Yuck, The Maccabees and The Big Pink. Their debut limited seven-inch 'On A Wire' whetted critics appetites, consolidating plaudits that have now reached everywhere from revered US critics like Pitchfork, SPIN, Fader, Gorilla Versus Bear and Stereogum, to UK bibles like NME, Q magazine, Kerrang, and onto the radars of broadsheet press like The Guardian, The Times and The Independent. Signing to Fiction (The Cure, Crystal Castles etc) mid last year, the 'Scarlet' EP gave the world the first taste of the forthcoming long-player with its title track. Its hazy, leviathan sound was hypnotically hooky, feeling both alien and familiar at the same time. The Pitchfork premiere of single 'You're Early' saw 10 thousand hits in its first 24 hours, unveiling a US signing to Fat Possum. Now the band are coming full circle, and giving a proper release to the track that kicked off all the fuss in the first place, the malevolent sturm und drang that is “Creeping”. 

Recorded mostly by Mercury-winning producer Rob Ellis (PJ Harvey etc), and all mixed by the legendary Alan Moulder (Smashing Pumpkins, Nine In Nails etc), the 10 songs that make up '2:54' are ripe with danger and beauty. This is a record that thrums with life, and over the course of its 10 tracks it becomes clear that this is a rarefied, captivating affair, a beautifully sustained exercise in mood and tension that almost feels in a league and scene of its own.

Artist: 
2:54
Album: 
2:54
Album art: 
2:54 - 2:54 (2012)
Release date: 
29.05.2012
Quality: 
VBR V0
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Tracklist: 

1. Revolving
2. You’re Early
3. Easy Undercover
4. A Salute
5. Scarlet
6. Sugar
7. Circuitry
8. Watcher
9. Ride
10. Creeping

Music label: 
Polydor Ltd.
Country: 
United States
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