Caught in the Net: Sister act from the dark side

 

London-based sisters Colette and Hannah Thurlow, who trade under the name 2:54, released their debut album last week.

The self-titled LP by the up-and-coming duo knows its way around some doom-laden art rock; hints of shoegaze and Jesus and Mary Chain abound; there are plenty of black-leather jackets to be seen too. To mark the record’s release, Colette Thurlow put together a short playlist on Spotify, with sounds ranging from Nico and Patti Smith to Mastodon and Blouse, alongside a Wild Beats remix of a 2:54 track. “This mix should be listened to at night,” advises Colette.

Here's what Colette had to say about it:

"This is a mix of music I've been listening to lately and songs I always return to. Blouse are a recent discovery, sometimes a track just hits you at the perfect time, Into Black was on heavy rotation in the van on our last tour. I'm also obsessed with the Miracle track, 'The Visitor', I love the melody and layering. Then there's Nico who I've always been fascinated with, her voice is unique, there's something courageous about it and of course Patti Smith who still sounds like the future. This mix should be listened to at night."

Listen to the playlist below....


This vampire's not scared of sunshine

Vampire Weekend bass man Chris Baio has a new solo EP out, streaming through The Fader at at ind.pn/LamDbE and available to buy on iTunes. The three-track record comes with the appropriate title Sunburn: its low-key electro-dance sound calls to mind the summer haze and wistful feel of chillwave (remember that?) combined with the more uptempo, new-fangled Balearic mood of the likes of electro producer John Talabot.

Oh No puts his faith in dollars

Californian rapper/ producer Oh No's forthcoming album on Stones Throw, Ohnomite, is based around samples from Rudy Ray Moore's soundtrack to the 1975 blaxploitation film Dolemite. Hear samples from the record and get the MP3s ahead of its official June release on the Stones Throw website at ind.pn/MD0xmi. Meantime, lead-off single "3 Dollars" – it's being released as a five-inch vinyl single – finds Oh No sparring with esteemed rapper DOOM over some of those aforementioned sounds to fine effect. Listen to the track in full at snd.sc/Lm7OkP.

Carr's long and winding road

Martin Carr, he of the Boo Radleys, Brave Captain and beyond has put out a new EP. The two-track effort – "Sailor / I Will Build a Road" – is streaming on Bandcamp at sonnyboy.bandcamp.com, where it can also be downloaded for £2. Of the two sounds, to my ears, the almost six minutes long, slowly unfurling, sonically inventive ballad "I Will Build a Road" is the standout.

Arts and Entertainment

Great British Bake Off
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Arts and Entertainment

ebooksNow available in paperback
Arts and Entertainment

ebooks
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
SPONSORED FEATURES

ES Rentals

    Independent Dating
    and  

    By clicking 'Search' you
    are agreeing to our
    Terms of Use.

    The long walk west: they fled war in Syria, only to get held up in Hungary – now hundreds of refugees have set off on foot for Austria

    They fled war in Syria...

    ...only to get stuck and sidetracked in Hungary
    From The Prisoner to Mad Men, elaborate title sequences are one of the keys to a great TV series

    Title sequences: From The Prisoner to Mad Men

    Elaborate title sequences are one of the keys to a great TV series. But why does the art form have such a chequered history?
    Giorgio Armani Beauty's fabric-inspired foundations: Get back to basics this autumn

    Giorgio Armani Beauty's foundations

    Sumptuous fabrics meet luscious cosmetics for this elegant look
    From stowaways to Operation Stack: Life in a transcontinental lorry cab

    Life from the inside of a trucker's cab

    From stowaways to Operation Stack, it's a challenging time to be a trucker heading to and from the Continent
    Kelis interview: The songwriter and sauce-maker on cooking for Pharrell and crying over potatoes

    Kelis interview

    The singer and sauce-maker on cooking for Pharrell
    Refugee crisis: David Cameron lowered the flag for the dead king of Saudi Arabia - will he do the same honour for little Aylan Kurdi?

    Cameron lowered the flag for the dead king of Saudi Arabia...

    But will he do the same honour for little Aylan Kurdi, asks Robert Fisk
    Our leaders lack courage in this refugee crisis. We are shamed by our European neighbours

    Our leaders lack courage in this refugee crisis. We are shamed by our European neighbours

    Humanity must be at the heart of politics, says Jeremy Corbyn
    Joe Biden's 'tease tour': Could the US Vice-President be testing the water for a presidential run?

    Joe Biden's 'tease tour'

    Could the US Vice-President be testing the water for a presidential run?
    Britain's 24-hour culture: With the 'leisured society' a distant dream we're working longer and less regular hours than ever

    Britain's 24-hour culture

    With the 'leisured society' a distant dream we're working longer and less regular hours than ever
    Diplomacy board game: Treachery is the way to win - which makes it just like the real thing

    The addictive nature of Diplomacy

    Bullying, betrayal, aggression – it may be just a board game, but the family that plays Diplomacy may never look at each other in the same way again
    Lady Chatterley's Lover: Racy underwear for fans of DH Lawrence's equally racy tome

    Fashion: Ooh, Lady Chatterley!

    Take inspiration from DH Lawrence's racy tome with equally racy underwear
    8 best children's clocks

    Tick-tock: 8 best children's clocks

    Whether you’re teaching them to tell the time or putting the finishing touches to a nursery, there’s a ticker for that
    Charlie Austin: Queens Park Rangers striker says ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

    Charlie Austin: ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

    After hitting 18 goals in the Premier League last season, the QPR striker was the great non-deal of transfer deadline day. But he says he'd preferred another shot at promotion
    Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers - and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting

    How Isis profits from destruction of antiquities

    Robert Fisk on the terrorist group's manipulation of the market to increase the price of artefacts
    Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

    'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

    In an exclusive interview, Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea