You got give it up for two-piece bands. I’ve played with just a drummer before and when there’s only two playing you better be good. Every little subtle mistake you make will be heard and can’t be covered up by someone else ’s lead.
The newest two-piece band I’ve come to be aware of is Nymphidels. Two-piece, three-piece whatever. What you have here is a great band that knows how to write a memorable rock song and will keep you coming back for more. Just because this is a two-piece band made up of a guy and a gal don’t expect it to sound like The White Stripes. They sound closer to a band like The Dum Dum girls or even Sleater-Kinney. I don’t just say that because a female is on lead vocals. The songs often have a carefree, summertime vibe which I think is prevalent in both the aforementioned bands.
Their album A Band In Places opens with “Nauseous.” What can I say. This song is pure catchy pop at points. The chorus when they sing “let it go” you can take to the bank. I also liked that the band gets a little experimental. I absolutely dug the crazy modulation effects. It sounded huge with impressive stereo width.
Up next is “Womb” which is another hit. Catchy, some inventive guitar lines and tasteful use of effects. The song is pretty anthemic any way you look at it. That summertime, carefree vibe I was talking about is certainly prevalent on “Wake Up.” Is this the catchiest song? It’s certainly arguable. They didn’t disappoint me by adding some dreamy effects during the breakdown section and thoroughly rocking out afterwards. Was that a theremin I heard in there?
The duo thoroughly rocks out more on “Running Out.” The song gets more intense as it progresses with vocal harmonies and jagged guitar riffs. They close the album with “No Turning Back” which is an indie gem with catchy vocal melodies.
Seriously who needs a bass player when you sound this good without one. Low-end is overrated. This duo goes five for five with these songs. This is a great debut that is just about as a perfect of an introduction as you can make. Can’t wait to hear more.
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