Posted in music | tour dates on November 28, 2011

by Andrew Sacher


London duo 2:54, the current project of sisters Hannah and Colette Thurlow who previously played together in the punk band Vulgarians, have shared stages with Yuck, Male Bonding, and Warpaint, and even share an affinity with them for the same decade (the '90s). But while those bands are channeling the lo-fi/indie rock subgenres of the time, 2:54 are taking their influence from a much different side of the spectrum. Their name comes from the thundering 2:54 mark of the Melvins' "A History of Bad Men" and both sisters have a "life-long love of Queens Of The Stone Age".

The duo have yet to announce plans for an album, but they've got a few great songs on their soundcloud. The song "Scarlet" sounds like early-mid '90s Radiohead for about 20 seconds before the sludge-drenched guitar takes over and reverby sullen vocals kick in. Their first song to surface on the internet, "Creeping," is a locked-in stoner jam, and the guitars on "On A Wire" actually sound like they're being detuned as the song goes on. Check them out for yourself by listening to the streams of these tracks and a couple others below.

2:54 will make their US debut this week with two shows in NYC. They're playing Shea Stadium on Tuesday (11/29) with Total Slacker, DIVE, and Pages and a free show at Pianos on Wednesday (11/30) with Caged Animals.

All dates, a video, song streams, and the flier for the NYC shows below...

2:54 - "Scarlet" Official Video

2:54 - "Got A Hold"
2:54 - Got A Hold by 2:54 Band

2:54 - "Scarlet"
2:54 - Scarlet by 2:54 Band

2:54 - "On A Wire"
On A Wire 7" by 2:54 Band

2:54 - "Cold Front"
Cold Front 7" by 2:54 Band

2:54 - "Creeping"
2:54 - Creeping by morrisday

2:54 NYC

2:54 -- 2011/2012 Tour Dates
TUESDAY 29TH NOVEMBER 2011 Shea Stadium, Brooklyn, NY, US
WEDNESDAY 30TH NOVEMBER 2011 Pianos, New York, NY, US
WEDNESDAY 11TH JANUARY 2012 Unknown venue, Groningen, Netherlands
WEDNESDAY 8TH FEBRUARY 2012 Thekla, Bristol, UK
THURSDAY 9TH FEBRUARY 2012 Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea, UK
SATURDAY 11TH FEBRUARY 2012 Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
SUNDAY 12TH FEBRUARY 2012 O2 Academy Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
TUESDAY 14TH FEBRUARY 2012 King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow, UK
WEDNESDAY 15TH FEBRUARY 2012 Manchester Academy 3, Manchester, UK
THURSDAY 16TH FEBRUARY 2012 HMV Institute - The Library, Digbeth, UK
SATURDAY 18TH FEBRUARY 2012 Digital, Brighton, UK



Comments (25)

Uh oh...this looks like trouble

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 11:31 AM

dive and total slacker? slit my goddamn throat

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 11:33 AM

floor-length striped dress with white converse? YOU LOSE.

Posted by Hipster Fashion Police | November 28, 2011 11:33 AM


Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 11:41 AM


Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 11:43 AM


I also thought of Curve when I first heard them. Not a bad thing.

Posted by bill p | November 28, 2011 11:47 AM

this seems like a band that will pretend to be indie for first their trip over here but will be on some major label funded subsidiary by the next time they come back and open for florence and the machine or some crap like that..

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 11:51 AM


Sounds about right.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 11:52 AM

I love how easy BV's posts make it for me to dismiss new bands. All I have to do is glance at this post and I know I don't even have to bother checking out the music.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 12:00 PM

yeah this shit couldnt be further away from the Melvins... fuck british bands

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 12:13 PM

Meh. All of their music sounds like the couple of songs you could do without on an album you otherwise like.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 1:02 PM

Sounds just like the Melvins.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 2:32 PM


Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 4:47 PM

Do you know what is a pleasant sound?
-The sound of my food processor when it's amidst smashing the chickpeas. That shit needs to be recorded and put on wax and sold at your neighborhood record shop!

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 5:04 PM

i like fat chicks

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 5:20 PM

I'm into fat chicks as well

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011 5:52 PM

dive and total slacker?

Posted by Redes de proteção | November 29, 2011 5:54 PM

Sounds about right.

Posted by Telas de proteção | December 9, 2011 2:33 PM

Wow, a band named after a Brooklyn Vegan comment

Posted by Dave | December 9, 2011 3:02 PM

sounds about right, thanks

Posted by Company Telas de proteção | October 24, 2012 6:29 PM

I really liked your post, really interesting this article.

Posted by Redes de proteção | December 19, 2012 1:26 PM

interessant article , thanks

Posted by Envidraçamento de sacadas | February 16, 2013 8:25 PM

cogratulations post

Posted by Visto | February 26, 2013 5:23 PM

they are both really cute

Posted by jordon | August 11, 2013 3:29 PM

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