2:54 #8 - Orion

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Two years have passed since we last heard new music from 2:54, a wait which ended yesterday with the return of the Thurlow sisters and their track "Orion", it comes coupled by the news of a signing to the wonderful Bella Union for their forthcoming second album (as yet unannounced but promised for later this year).

The track is compelling, a strong, bolder continuation of the dark, brooding melodies which initially hooked me almost four years ago now. It instantly gets the pulses racing, huge drums, jagged guitars and a potent combination of menace/alluring vocals sweeping with dramatic, cinematic beauty. I'm sure I'm not the only one excited to hear more.

There's a UK tour penned in for November which kicks off at London's St Pancras Old Church - tickets go on sale tomorrow and I'll be sure to grab one quick.