I think 2:54 look at the weather and think, “Yeah, now we’ll release something..it’s pissing it down outside. It’ll fit the mood.” On this cold, wet and dreary Monday London’s finest (if you want to get particular about this we’ll say Ireland/Bristol’s finest) 2:54 released the video to their new single, Crest which is taken from the best record of 2014, The Other I.
Crest is brilliantly shot and makes you feel you are in the throes of one of their gigs, throwing your body about and yelling the words back. If you’ve ever seen 2:54 live, you’ll probably been left in awe of how each of them are just massively into what they are doing. I know I’ve said it so many times, but Alex is probably the best drummer I’ve ever seen (think he’s wearing a Fugazi shirt in the video which is also excellent.) He gets really into it in the video, and that’s just a little taste of what they’re like live.
Shot in black and white, the video is as moody as their remarkable sound. Crest is one of their heavier songs and is undoubtedly one of the most important moments on The Other Day.
You can watch the video on the Nylon website here: http://www.nylon.com/articles/video-premiere-2-54-crest
If you have holiday to take at work, why not do what I’ve done and go see the band more than once and treat yourself to a night in Manchester, London and Bristol. You won’t find a finer band.
Tour dates are:
02/02-Manchester, Deaf Institute (tickets: http://www.thedeafinstitute.co.uk/event.php?id=568&d=2015-02-02)
03/02- Bristol, Colston Hall (tickets: http://www.thedeafinstitute.co.uk/event.php?id=568&d=2015-02-02)
04/02- London, Dingwalls (tickets: http://www.dingwalls.com/listings/events/4-feb-15-254-dingwalls/)
And if you live in America, you can catch them at the following dates with the wonderful Honeyblood as support:
27/02 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade Venue
28/02- Washington, DC – DC9
01/03- Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
03/03- Toronto, ON – The Silver Dollar Room
04/03- Detroit, MI – UFO Factory
05/03- Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
06/03- Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
08/03- Seattle, WA – Barboza
09/03- Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
11/03- San Francisco, CA – The Rickshaw Stop
12/03- Los Angeles, CA – The Echoplex
13/03- San Diego, CA – The Hideout
14/03- Phoenix, AZ – VIVA PHX Music Festival