Suki Kuehn (cello) and Ruby Rendrag (guitar/vocals) are The Two’s. They have opened for such acts as rock legend Heart, international pop Star Zucchero, Tim Reynolds, and have placed music on the Emmy award-winning show “Nip/Tuck.” Early next month they are releasing a five- song EP entitled Push On.
The band has an accessible yet inventive sound. Take for example the cello that often takes over lead duties and adds an element that really gives the song an off kilter flavor. They start off with “Ms Jones” which is a warm and catchy folk song. Rendrag has a powerful and dynamic voice. She sounds great at multiple octaves. The cello is kind of subtle on this song but it has its moments.
“City of Gold” has a good amount of energy. The percussion really drives the song and oh man the cello sounds so good. It feels thematic at times and like an adventure to other lands. The cello gave the song a western feel.
“Lullaby” is perhaps the highlight. The hook on this song is infectious. Rendrag’s vocals have a dream like quality on the chorus. The cello work is pretty incredible. On the verse it’s more aggressive stabbing motion while the chorus contains beautiful sweeps.
“The Letter” is very atmospheric with some huge sounding crescendos. The song becomes hypnotic towards the end. Last up is “Baked” which contained an absolutely wicked groove and is completely instrumental. It’s a little dissonant and dark and just really like the wave of energy they were. As the song progresses they absolutely crush and sound a little bit like Led Zeppelin.
This is a great EP from beginning to end. Make sure to check it out next month.
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