2:54, a London based four-piece featuring two sisters was soon plugged in and ready to go. They channel the dark, brooding days of 90's shoegaze, and their sound is dominating, dangerous and sexy - but it got old fast. There's no denying each musician is talented at their respective instrument, and I'm sure some people will go crazy for their unique sound featuring machine-gun drums, spacey guitar and powerful female vocals. However, it seemed like they rehashed the same tricks in every song and it wasn't the kind of gripping performance you don't want to end. Admittedly, Colette Thurlow makes a great frontwoman, reminiscent of a seductive international spy with her strange movements and low, strong voice. Her sister, Hannah, impressed me mostly as they wrapped up the set with an unabashed rock-out that was just what I needed during their well-played but not full-blown captivating set. That said, my interest was piqued and I bet their recordings are easier to get through than the live performance - then again, their sound just might not be for these ears. Regardless, they deserve a listen from anyone who's into shoegaze, ladysingers or a good 90's throwback.
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