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2:54 – “Take It As It Comes” (The Doors Cover)

2:54 released their sophomore album, The Other I, last fall, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to rest on their laurels in 2015. So far this year, sisters Colette and Hannah Thurlow have covered Paramore’s “Now” for Rookie, released the video for “Crest,” and now have given us another cover: “Take It As It Comes”… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 2, 2015 - 10:34 am

2:54 – “Now” (Paramore Cover)

2:54 have covered Paramore’s 2013 single “Now” for Rookie. The British sister duo turn the track into a wispy, gloomy slow-building ballad. “Paramore’s song just sums up dedication for us. It’s about hope and determination. It’s about believing in something and fighting for it, and being in a band is a belief system in itself. More »

By: James Rettig / January 30, 2015 - 8:27 am

2:54 – “Crest” Video

British sister duo and one-time Band To Watch 2:54 put out their sophomore record The Other I last year, and they’ve just shared a video for album track “Crest.” The black-and-white video sees them performing with a full band against a rapidly flashing strobe light, and was directed by Charlie Robins, Chris Hugall, and Daniel… More »

By: James Rettig / January 12, 2015 - 9:10 pm

2:54 – “Blindfold” Video

The sisterly British dream-rock duo 2:54 returns later this fall with The Other I, their sophomore album. The early tracks “Orion” and “In The Mirror” throb and twinkle just as confidently as the songs on the band’s 2012 self-titled debut. And now they’ve made a video for “Blindfold,” another new song and maybe the most… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 15, 2014 - 11:56 am

2:54 – “In The Mirror”

The gothy, dreamy, doomy British sister act 2:54 are coming back this fall with their new album The Other I, and that’s good news, since their rich and retro sound is about as autumnal as it gets. We’ve already posted the majestic first single “Orion,” and now they’ve shared the heavy, churning follow-up “In The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 26, 2014 - 11:25 am

2:54 – “Orion”

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 21, 2014 - 11:47 am

2:54 – “Killer” (Seal Cover)

If circa-2012 indie rock bands are never gonna survive unless they get a little crazy. Or in any case, maybe that’s why London churners 2:54, one of Stereogum’s 40 best new bands of 2012, have covered “Killer,” the 1990 single with acid house producer Adamski that first put Seal on the map. Or maybe they’re… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 12, 2012 - 12:25 pm

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2012

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to select the rising bands which have connected them, someone wrote a long time ago. Or, something close to that. Here’s what we’re getting down to: It’s that time of year when Stereogum’s staff selects the 40 most exciting new* acts of… More »

By: Stereogum / September 11, 2012 - 2:05 pm

2:54 – “Sugar” Video

In their video for “Sugar,” the British throb-rock BTW 2:54 play in the sort of glamorous club full of impossibly good-looking and put-together people grind up on each other and nobody seems to be texting each other from the bathroom line or scrambling for the bartender’s attention. I wish more indie rock clubs were like… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 13, 2012 - 3:43 pm

2:54 – “Creeping” Video

Today, British BTW 2:54 finally release their self-titled debut album, and they’ve also given us a video for their murky, evocative alt-rock churn “Creeping.” Fittingly enough, the clip shows the band’s members wandering around a swamp just before sunrise. Frode & Marcus direct. Watch it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 29, 2012 - 11:32 am

Progress Report: 2:54

Name: 2:54
Progress Report: Colette Thurlow — one half of British sister duo 2:54 — talks about the making of the band’s forthcoming full-length debut.

British duo 2:54 — the BTW comprised of sisters Colette and Hannah Thurlow — generated lots of excitement earlier this year with the release of previous single… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / May 23, 2012 - 3:58 pm

2:54 – “The March”

The churn-rocking British BTW 2:54 will release their self-titled debut album soon, and we’ve already heard the tracks “You’re Early” and “Creeping.” Now here’s the swirling-but-pounding “The March,” a b-side to “Creeping” that won’t appear on the LP. Download it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 10, 2012 - 12:37 pm

2:54 – “Creeping”

BTW alums 2:54 will issue their debut LP later this year, and today they’re giving us a glimpse of that release with the climbing, arpeggiating “Creeping.” Stream it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 2, 2012 - 3:39 pm

2:54 – “You’re Early (Wild Beasts Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

You’re Early” is the swirling new single from sisterly British BTW 2:54. And on the single’s B-side, the UK art-rock wailers Wild Beasts rework the track, replacing the bassline with a foggy synthetic bed and giving Wild Beasts frontman Hayden Thorpe room to croon in the cracks. Listen to it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 4, 2012 - 10:07 am

2:54 – “You’re Early” Video

A while back, we heard the new single”You’re Early” from BTW alums 2:54, and now that track has a mesmerizing, shadowy clip. Jeppe Kolstrup directs. Watch below and check out some new tour dates. More »

By: Corban Goble / March 30, 2012 - 9:14 am

The 25 Bands We’re Most Excited To See At SXSW 2012

Hey, everybody, it’s that time again! South By Southwest 2012. Are you ready? How’s your hashtag game? Can you feel the early-onset FOMO? As the Austin institution grows larger and larger, with more and more high-level acts (ahem) interjecting themselves into the fray, there’s still plenty of room for the groups that are just starting… More »

By: Stereogum / March 9, 2012 - 11:24 am

2:54 – “You’re Early”

The churning British BTW 2:54 landed on our radar in November thanks to their tracks “Scarlet” and “Got A Hold.” And judging by new single “You’re Early,” a swirling and soft dream-pop track with a surprisingly vicious low-end, they’re going to stay there. Listen to the track below; it’s well worth your four minutes. More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 22, 2012 - 5:24 pm

2:54, Caged Animals @ Pianos, NYC 11/30/11

A couple of recently highlighted groups — Band To Watch 2:54 and Caged Animals — took the stage at the Lower Easts Side’s Pianos last night. Ryan Muir was there to document the groups’ short, but striking, sets. Check out his gallery up top. More »

By: Corban Goble / December 1, 2011 - 4:19 pm

Band To Watch: 2:54

This outfit, 2:54, is a pair of British blood sisters with shoegazer and eyeliner smeared all over their music and a terrific EP to their family name. (Thurlow, for the record.) Think about the sonic signifiers of Lush and PJ Harvey bottled inside a band that named itself after a specific moment in a Melvi… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 30, 2011 - 11:25 am