Twin Fires – Two Hands

May 12, 2016

Did I mention that I haven’t been listening to a great deal of new music lately? Thanks Pearl Jam.

Maybe it’s just me…or maybe it’s part of being an adult. Between a full-time job and a family, music has taken a backseat in my life. Regardless of the reason, I really don’t have the time for “growers” anymore. With all the new music available via streaming and limited time, I can’t be bothered with albums that I need to listen to 3+ times to appreciate. A song, album, or band either grabs me instantly or not at all.

“Two Hands” by Aussie band Twin Fires is one such song. It took all of 30 seconds to decide I liked the song and wanted to keep listening. I don’t know much about Twin Fires, seeing as how “Two Hands” is the only song they have officially released so far, but V Music described “Two Hands” as “Kurt Vile crossed with rollicking ’80s Springsteen.” Who wouldn’t like that, right? Rolling Stone Australia described the band’s sound as “referencing the guitar-led, southern-US blues of mid-2000’s indie rock over the electro-laced direction of their current brethren…they delicately flirt with the line of nostalgic charm.” Nostalgia. If you’ve been reading my recent posts, this seems to be an underlying theme. Again, maybe it comes with age, but I have been jonesing for nostalgia lately. If it sounds like it was made between 1991 – 2005, there’s a good chance I’ll like it. I didn’t hear it at first, but after reading Rolling Stone‘s description, I also hear a bit of Kings Of Leon in Twin Fires.

I wish I could tell you when the band’s debut album is going to be released, but I could not find any information on future releases from Twin Fires. Based on “Two Hands,” they are a band I will make it a point to keep checking in on.

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