5 Two Piece Bands You Need To Hear

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.

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Landmarks – 40mg

The Manchester Pop Punk band return for their new upcoming EP ‘Fighting Gravity’ released on ‘Ship Records’. 40mg is a huge pop tune that fires beautifully crafted melody straight to the heart. The big drums and guitar riffs hold subtle nods to American emo bands like Taking Back Sunday, while still showing us really what the British pop punk scene is all about.

Fabric – Jungle

We wrote a piece on what’s happening in the Irish music scene not to long ago and can’t believe we missed this. Derry two-piece Fabric’s debut single ‘Jungle’ is a modern post-punk master class; imagine early Joy Division with added cowbell. Rock solid beat and a steady bass from Lorcan Hamilton and Ruairi Coyle with beautiful tremoring ambiance, it’s bloody exciting.

Theo Altieri – Little Fun

Its up bead Indie pop at it’s finest from the 18-year-old singer from Swindon, crowned best unsigned male artist by amazing radio. His hook heavy track Little Fun feels like a ten-year-old classic giving off definite vibes of Beck meets Groove Armada. It’s a brilliant pop tune, getting you ready for summer, catch it when it drops in June.

 

Nathan Ball – Alone

Beautiful Alt-Folk vibes that flow through your ears in a dream like state, it’s a heavenly sound coming from 24-year-old Nathan Ball. Alone is a heart breaking work that speaks straight to the soul, open about his love of the sea Nathan’s songs feel like waves washing over you.

Best Coast – Feeling Ok

Being the modern pinnacle of dreamy surf vibes is a lot of pressure, but not for L.A.’s finest rock duo. Feeling Ok is everything you’d expect from a Best Coast track; simple hooks, hypnotic sounds and drearily magnificent vocals. It’s a warm fuzzy lesson in surf pop from the perfect summer band.