Two heads are better than one. Not always true but when it comes to making music there’s a fair few artists who have proved the rule. Take The White Stripes, Black Keys, No Age, Death from above 1979 who have established them selves as cornerstones of enormous sounds with just two of them, along with new comers Honey Blood, Royal Blood and Slaves taking a strong hold on the scene. Two piece bands are as relevant as ever and making even more noise, so here are 5 duos you need to check out:
Vogue Dots – (Halifax – Canada)
The collaboration between producers Babette Hayward and Tynan Duffield, Vogue Dots, is an electronic, harmonic medley of noise that results in irresistible wavy pop. They head back to the U.K this year with plans to tour and will certainly be ones not to miss with a sound that projects the best of The xx and Warpaint mixed with glorious synth and soul targeting guitar riffs that helps them make the sound their own.
Mouses – (Billingham, UK)
Teeside two piece, Mouses, power out distorted lo-fi, infused with classic pop melody. The Garage Rock duo take a classic combo of fuzzed up guitar and crash heavy beats that add up to addictive, enticing tunes that sound like Yucks cooler younger brother that hangs out with Dinosaur Jr. With slick riffs cutting through the dirty noise, Mouses sound cooler each time around.
She-Devils – (Montreal, Canada)
Pop duo Audrey Ann & Kyle Jukka are making a splash after just releasing their self titled debut EP, their delicately simple brand of melodic pop is as hypnotic as it is refreshing. Incorporating vibes from doo-wop to indie to electro, it’s a blanket sound that’s simple but effective from a young act, with retro roots, with their whole career ahead of them.
LONG BODY – (Leeds, U.K.)
Hot of the press, LONG BODY are brand new. Their fuzz guitars and emo vocals are a dream combo. Mega hooks. Awesome Melody. It’s rare you get a start product so finished. They’re a girl/boy duo from Leeds describing themselves as “2 PIECE LO FI FUZZY SAD POP”. Perfect.
Fabric – (Derry, Ireland)
Northern Irish two part Fabric’s unique yet old school brand of post punk, takes things back to basics. With just bass and drums they manage to created an awesome noise with a result that sounds like the missing tracks from ‘Unknown Pleasures’. The unsigned duo’s slick yet powerful noise is packed with dirty bass, haunting sounds and 80’s post punk nostalgia.