REVIEW: 2:54 – Leeds Cockpit – 4/5

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With only two single releases under their belts, tonight felt like an audition for London based sisters to prove themselves as a band to remember for the future.  Having played as the strong support act for the likes of The Maccabees, Wild Beasts and Warpaint previously, tonight the band fly the indie rock flag on their own. Rolling through a nine-song set, 2:54 performed in a professional manner with only brief pauses for lead singer Collette to quietly thank the crowd.

Songs such as ‘Wait/Awake’ and ‘You’re Early’ allowed for the band to shine, with Collette demonstrating how her haunting vocals are able to float through Hannah’s gritty punk-like guitar riffs. For me, Scarlet (the first single from the band) still proved to be the winning song tonight with it still packing the same punch as when I first heard it back in October.

Finishing with ‘Creeping’, the track that first generated some Internet buzz around the band, 2:54 showed their audience tonight why they are the band to be remembered for the rest of 2012. With their self-titled debut album set for release in May, it’s hard to see how this band won’t conquer the indie rock scene.

Images: George Beck

Watch their latest single ‘You’re Early’ below.

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