They are: two way radio(2WR)
Who are: alternative rock
It is: Bad Transistor
It is fair to say that it is a very rare phenomenon
indeed to be asked to review an album which you almost
automatically cherish from beginning to end. However,
2WR seem to be able to achieve this almost
effortlessly, with an album which is truly 50 minutes
of pure class! In places it is simply breathtaking,
displaying a perfect balance between the pummelled,
energetic beats, and dark melodic rhythms, but always
unfailingly bursting ripe with energy and passion.
2WR take you on a journey through a kaleidoscope of
beautifully written songs. The opening two tracks
being particularly upbeat. The first track called
'Burning sun' being about 'summertime in California'.
By the third song 'Up' you begin to feel almost
captivated by the singers voice which demands
attention, with extremely interesting yet intelligent
lyrics. The album continues to glide almost
seamlessly from one track to the next with perhaps the
two strongest tracks being track number seven called
'Blink' and track number eleven titled 'Drive'.
This band deserve to be big. They have a lot going
for them. They have already managed to amass an
impressive following in America. For instance, their
music is currently being played on over 20 college
radio stations in the States, as well as over 100
other radio stations! In addition, and perhaps even
more exciting, they have licensed five songs for the
independent feature film 'Mulletville', and the song
'California' for the NBC television series 'Trinity'
But, alas this is not all. They have also been
privileged enough to have had recording sessions with
the Grammy Award producer/engineer Dave Shriffman who
has worked with the likes of the Red Hot Chili
Peppers, Alanis Morrisette and Sheryl Crow! Not bad
for a band who has only released one full length
album, I think you'll agree!
I firmly believe that their success can be matched
over here with perseverance on their part. Here is a
band with so much potential just waiting to be
Catch 2WR at www.2wrmusic.com
Rocking or Shocking?
Rocking. 5/5. A genuinely eye
catching band with ear pleasing tunes.