Edgewise RadioThe One2s are a Philadelphia-based punk-alternative quartet from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which finds life through Sean Bombz, Jay Dyer, Julia Tasca, and last but not least, Leiana who come together to create a compellingly unique and interesting sound that is driven-by modern riffs with pop undertones that is mixed with an enthusiastic blend they can call their own. Their 2014 release, “EP One”, is a four-pack of optimitistic, thought-provoking art in the form of songs like “Wide Awake” and “Running Out of Time”, which they followed-up with highly-produced music videos that are vividly engaging and fantastically complement both the band and the songs for which they follow. A definite can’t-miss for any fan of rock and roll, The One2s have endless potential to accomplish any goal they have internally for their future, which looks extremely bright from here.
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EP One cover art
Title: EP One
Catalogue Number: No catalogue number
Release Year: 2014
Listen to but a couple of the songs here and you will soon be of the opinion that The One2s are the kind of band that would have to wear leather jackets and, furthermore, they would do so ironically. That element of the super cool is clearly evident as they mine the riches of American style indie rock for inspiration whilst adding their own undeniably laconic attitude.
Oddly enough, it is that attitude that might well give The One2s advantage in the marketplace for although the edgy guitar work is as you might expect from this type of band, the discipline found in the vocals – especially in “Any Other Time But Now” – suggests that the sense of style is deliberate. Even with a swap to a female lead vocal, the relentless “Running Out Of Time” delivers the same message.
There is plenty of energy on show here but I think it will be that underlying attitude that makes The One2s cool enough for school. In fact, if I were not already cool, I would want to be in their band.
The EP is available from Bandcamp.
Rating: 3 / 5
Review Date: Jun 15 2014
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