Two Weeks Running have already established themselves quite well, playing with popular bands such as The Wombats and Reverend And The Makers, despite delivering material that’s slightly heavier than their tourmates’. November 3 will see the release of their brand new EP entitled Human Nature which offers four stunning tracks that will surely beat your winter blues.
First up is ‘Bullet Train‘ which is somewhat reminiscent of Oasis with a bit of Nirvana thrown in, but far more upbeat and, of course, up-to-date. This lead track is definitely doing its job of carrying the record right from the get-go, with catchy lyrics and melodies that will make you want to dance. The ending of this song may even call to Canterbury fans – the vocals become very Luke Prebble-like!
The EP follows on with ‘Holy Ghost‘, which provides listeners with a strong bassline and no doubt that this is a band from the North West – vocalist Phil Alstead‘s accent is very apparent even when he’s singing, though it adds sincerity and charm to the material. ‘Inhale/Exhale‘, on the other hand, will certainly incite a singalong after a few listens, and maybe some air guitar to imitate the incredible guitar riffs that the song boasts.
‘Waste Of A Day‘ is what finishes off this solid collection of songs; a driving, in-your-face track that gives you one last chance to check out how talented a band Two Weeks Running really are. Vocals and instrumentals compliment each other perfectly, and despite the obvious lack of professional production across the entire record, it’s clear they’re is a group of artists who have worked incredibly hard.
This Bolton quintet could easily become one of the leading rock bands that Britain produces, alongside the likes of Mallory Knox and Don Broco, and they have something that sets them apart from the competitive market – an indie twinge which is on the edge of not quite belonging, but falls on just the right side to put the band and their music at an advantage.