The two sisters in 2:54, the Irish-born and London-based duo, make grandly gloomy windswept rock music, something like the xx if they were more revved-up and shoegazey. They were a Band To Watch in 2011, and they released their self-titled debut in 2012, but they’ve been relatively quiet lately. So here’s their big return. They’ve signed to new label Bella Union, and they’ve got an as-yet-untitled new album coming later this year. First single “Orion” is dark and majestic and synthy, and it sounds more like the Cure than anything they’ve done before. Listen to it below.
There’s no info yet on the new 2:54 album, but it’ll be out this year.
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