One of the breakthrough bands of the year, 2:54 (sisters Hannah and Colette Thurlow), have been announced as support for The xx on their highly-anticipated US tour in October. They play seven dates together, starting in LA and winding up in Milwaukee, following the release of their self-titled debut album in May on Fat Possum, and after also being personally invited by The xx to support them on their European comeback tour in September.
2:54 -sisters Hannah and Colette Thurlow- have debuted a special cover version of Seal and Adamski’s Nineties classic, ‘Killer’. Currently main support to the XX on their European comeback tour, they just premiered the surprise track online, with Colette commenting, “There’s a nostalgia to ‘Killer’ that each member of the band identifies with. We grew up listening to Seal. ‘Kiss from a Rose’ and ‘Crazy’ are such big songs. We thought it would be interesting to re-work a pop song and put a 2:54 spin on it. The lyrics are really moving too; melancholic and tough. To me it feels like a song about hope and solidarity.”
It’s been an amazing year for 2:54 so far, in June they completed a US headline tour, followed by a run of high-profile summer festival slots all around Europe, not to mention a slew of fevered acclaim for their debut LP. This return to the US also follows the release of their latest single ‘Sugar’ in late September, and will represent another amazing chapter in what’s been a momentous 2012 for 2:54. Tour dates listed below.
10/13 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Forever Cemetery !
10/16 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex !
10/17 Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater !
10/19 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue & 7th Street Entry !
10/20 Chicago, IL – The Congress Theater !
10/21 Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater !
10/22 Toronto, ON – The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
10/24 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
10/25 New York, NY – The Mercury Lounge