The US alt-rock band The One2s are currently working their début LP for release later in the year.
Made available on bandcamp on the 16th No One Sings The Songs We Sing has a superb gothic fuzziness to it, that although the song last for just under six minutes you find wishing was even longer and need to hit replay immediately.
The subtle interplay between the two guitars allows The One2s to create almost tangible textures while the subdued bass gives the track a brooding presence as the sniping percussion adds to the menace and the vocal slides around the room in luscious tones. No One Sings The Songs We Sing is a track The One2s are able to invest immense presence through the quiet delivery and just because it is necessary, I am off to play this once again.
The One2s, from Philadelphia in the USA is the alt-rock quartet of Leiana (Bass / Vocals), Sean Bombz (Guitar / Vocal), Jay Dyer (Drums) and Tom Nuzzie (Guitar / Vocals).
The One2s – alt-rock from The USA
Formed as a side -recording and local performance outfit for members of two other bands, The One2s have a sound that is far more than a whimsical diversion. The players switch roles and instruments in the delivery of their material, giving them wide-scope to travel, yet there is a cohesive style to the compositions as the quartet deliver fuzzy shoegaze which has the texture of melting centre chocolates to it that can’t help but captivate the listener.
The experience of the players in The One2s shines through the carefully delivered compositions, which they imbue with warming tones as the combinations of garage rock, rock ‘n’ roll and dream-wave float around the room. A solid spine of percussion allows the instrumentation a process of metamorphosis in shifting layers of waves, whilst a subtle vocal gives the resulting out-put a sense of an aural metaphysical soliloquy.
With a couple of EPs behind them – EP One, released in January 2014 and EP 2 in January 2015 and a single in late 2014, The One2s is a project I would like to see become a mainstay and with fortune not have to wait until January 2016 to hear the next EP.