KEXP Suggests: 2:54 with Widowspeak at The Crocodile

It would be easy to pigeonhole 2:54 as being the xx’s moody, overdramatic cousins. Both bands are from London, rely heavily on yearning vocal melodies, and have a keen sense of atmosphere that elevates their songwriting. However, where the xx cut their teeth on early ’90s R&B jams where the protagonist eventually finds love after yearning, 2:54 spiraled deeper into their Cure and My Bloody Valentine records only to find the beautiful sounds of loneliness put through a reverb-drenched amp. The band’s control over their atmosphere recalls both of those bands, but adds the unique twist of the Thurlow sisters’ serpentine harmonies to create a sound that carries a cutting emotional weight that so many bands try (and fail) to acheive. The group will be stopping by KEXP to do a live session tomorrow, Thursday, June 21st at 3 p.m. and then playing The Crocodile that night. Joining them are Widowspeak and Piano Piano, the former of whom played for KEXP at CMJ last year. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $12 (plus fees). Check out the video for 2:54’s “Scarlet” and a video of Widowspeak performing “Gun Shy” for KEXP below.

This entry was posted in KEXP, KEXP Suggests and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Donate Now!

Donate to KEXP Today!
where the music matters

The KEXP Blog

  • Listen Live:

    High Quality AAC+
    Excellent for PC, Mac, iPhones/iPads, Android Devices, tablets, iTunes, Winamp, and VLC. High quality audio, low bandwidth

    MP3 Stream
    Best for computers running OSX or Windows with iTunes or the open source VideoLAN Player installed


    The University of Washington Logo KEXP is an
    affiliate of the
    University of Washington
  • iTunes and KEXP

    iTunes Logo
    You can now find KEXP under "Eclectic" in iTunes after the demise of the "Public" category, to better represent the diversity of our daytime variety shows and numerous specialty programs.
Sponsored By
Become a KEXP Sponsor!
  • KEXP Post Categories