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Looney Bin

Man Della Records
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Rating: 4.5/5

 
 

 

 

Following on from the recent release of their stunning sophomore album, On Repeat, The Two Tens have now followed this up with the release of their spooky new single, Looney Bin. The single was released via Man Della Records on October 27th, just in time for Halloween, and it features the all new title track, Looney Bin, and on the flip side there’s a Screamin’ Lord Remix of Mean Spirit, the original version of which appeared on their sophomore album.

Looney Bin leans towards the punkier side of The Two Tens style, it carries the spirit of the Ramones along with their own ragged garage energy to produce a perfect single. The Screamin’ Lord Remix of Mean Spirit is awash with Halloween sound effects, doors creak and ghosts and zombies moan in the background, all with a decidedly b-movie set of sound effects that compliment the track perfectly, and I find myself actually preferring the spooky remix to the original version that appeared on On Repeat. Looney Bin is another release from The Two Tens that borders on perfection, the brand new title track and the seasonal remix of Mean Spirits are the perfect release for this creepiest time of year.

Seasonal releases can be hit or miss, the urge to cover an overly familiar standard or pressure to try write something that fits into the time of year has resulted in many a substandard Halloween single over the years, but The Two Tens have hit the nail on the head, or hammered it into the coffin if we’re looking for Halloween metaphors, with Looney Bin. This is a single that sits happily alongside their back catalogue, and will also be a perfect addition to your Halloween playlist.

Looney Bin can be ordered via Man Della Records here

Happy Halloween from The Punk Site

The Two Tens Release Spooky New Single ‘Looney Bin’

Two Tens LBFollowing on from the recent release of the stunning On Repeat album The Two Tens have released their spooky new single Looney Bin. The single has been released just in time for Halloween, and it features the all new title track and a Screamin’ Lord Remix of Mean Spirit. A review of Looney Bin will appear on The Punk Site on Halloween.

The Punk Site review of On Repeat can be read here

You can download and stream Looney Bin here

The Two Tens To Release ‘Looney Bin’ Single

Two Tens LBFollowing on from the recent release of the stunning On Repeat album The Two Tens have announced pre-orders for their new single Looney Bin. The single will be released on October 27th, just in time for Halloween, and it features the all new title track and a Screamin’ Lord Remix of Mean Spirit. You can stream the singles title track via Bandcamp here

The Punk Site review of On Repeat can be read here

You can pre-order Looney Bin, and order the On Repeat and Volume albums, here

The Two Tens Release ‘On Repeat’ LP

Two Tens ORThe Two Tens have just released On Repeat, the follow-up to their acclaimed debut album Volume. Not only have the themes of heartbreak, heartache and depression reared their heads again on the LA based duo’s new studio LP, but the pile-driving rock that dominates these thirteen original tracks, along with a bludgeoning cover of the Unknown Mortal Orchestra track Nerve Damage, are an equal and familiar punch in the gut. On Repeat builds on the raw garage-punk that dominated their previous effort, the duo have also expanded their musical palette to include a poppier edge to some of the tracks.

The Punk Site‘s five star review of On Repeat can be read here

On Repeat can be ordered via Man Della Records here

Two Tens OR

The Two Tens

On Repeat

Man Della Records
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Rating: 5/5

 
 

 

 

The Two Tens are set to release their new album, On Repeat, on the 18th August via Man Della Records, there’s a theory that a band’s second album is the hardest as they’ve previously spent years developing and refining the material that populates the debut release, and as a result making the process of delivering a sophomore album that lives up to their debut an impossible task. If this theory is correct then no one has told The Two Tens, I adored their 2016 debut Volume and I will admit to some trepidation as On Repeat has followed so quickly on it’s heels, but any concerns I had were blown away as they haven’t equalled their stunning debut, they’ve surpassed it.

From the opening fuzzed out garage of the title track I start to get the feeling that this album is going to be something very special, this is borne out as every single track carries the infectious hallmarks of their debut, but it all sounds more focused and polished but crucially this is achieved without sacrificing their relentless energy and enthusiasm. Tracks such as Keeping Hope Alive, Stuck In My Head, Burden and Streetlight are perfect rough edged pop gems that no one else does as well as The Two Tens, but these sugar rushes are counterbalanced by fuzzier darker numbers and frantic blasts that carry the insistent hooks and infectious choruses that have become The Two Tens trademark.

The Two Tens are a perfect blend of old school punk energy, snotty garage attitude and sweet sixties pop, and it would seem the duo that make up The Two Tens, Adam Bones and Rikki Styxx, have formed a perfect partnership as they have now released two flawless albums in as many years. The Two Tens have delivered an album that I can’t fault on any level, and I doubt that I’ll hear a better album this year, On Repeat is a prophetic album title as that’s exactly what has happened since I first played it and if The Two Tens keep up their current trajectory then I’m going to have to add another star to our rating system for their next album.

You can pre-order On Repeat via Man Della Records here and Bandcamp here

The Two Tens To Release New LP ‘On Repeat’ On August 18th

Two Tens ORThe Two Tens are set to release the follow up to their stunning debut album, Volume, later this summer, the  familiar themes of heartbreak, heartache and depression have reared their heads again on the LA based duo’s new studio LP, On Repeat, but the pile driving garage rock that dominates the thirteen original tracks are an equal and familiar punch in the gut. The Two Tens also plan to hit the road hard later this summer in support of On Repeat, and promise a number of music videos to accompany the high octane tracks that fuel this new release.

On Repeat can be pre-ordered on physical formats via Man Della Records here

You can stream the title track from the forthcoming album here

The Dollyrots Release ‘Whiplash Splash’ LP Today

dollyrots WSPunk rock duo The Dollyrots release their sixth studio album, Whiplash Splash, today. The album is available on CD, limited-edition aqua blue vinyl, and digitally on their very own Arrested Youth Label with distribution via MVD Entertainment Group. The album is produced by the band and longtime Producer John Fields and The Dollyrots signature spirit shines through in melodic guitar riffs, irresistible hooks, and punked-out woah-ohs

You can read The Punk Site review of Whiplash Splash here and the LP can be purchased here

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The Dollyrots Release Lyric Video For ‘Babbling Idiot’

dollyrots WSPunk rock duo The Dollyrots are set to release their sixth studio album, Whiplash Splash, on the 24th March, the album will be available on CD, limited edition aqua blue vinyl and digital formats via their very own Arrested Youth Label. The Dollyrots have now released another video ahead of the album’s release, this time they have released a lyric video for the track Babbling IdiotThe Dollyrots are currently on tour in support of the new album with support from The Two Tens.

Whiplash Splash can be pre-ordered via The Dollyrots website here

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The Dollyrots Release Lyric Video For ‘I Do’

dollyrots WSPunk rock duo The Dollyrots are set to release their sixth studio album, Whiplash Splash, on the 24th March, the album will be available on CD, limited edition aqua blue vinyl and digital formats via their very own Arrested Youth Label. The Dollyrots have now released a second video ahead of the album’s release, this time they have released a lyric video for the track I Do. The Dollyrots will be touring in support of the album throughout 2017 with the first run of dates kicking off this week, all dates will feature support from The Two Tens.

Whiplash Splash can be pre-ordered via The Dollyrots website here

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The Dollyrots Release Full Stream Of ‘Whiplash Splash’

dollyrots WSWith The Dollyrots sixth album, Whiplash Splash, just over a couple of weeks away from its full release, the band have shared a video of the album’s first official single and have also released a full stream of the album ahead of it’s release. Dance Like A Maniac is the first single, and it’s everything one might expect of The Dollyrots, a short, sharp hyperactive blast of bubblegum punk, not content with the release of just a new single, The Dollyrots have also made the full Whiplash Splash album available to be streamed.

You can purchase Whiplash Splash via Pledge Music here and stream the album here

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The Dollyrots New LP ‘Whiplash Splash’ Available For Pre-Order

dollyrots WSThe Dollyrots are set to release their latest album, Whiplash Splash, on March 24 via the band’s own Arrest Youth Records Label, the new album also includes appearances from Jaret Reddick (Bowling for Soup) and Kay Hanley (Letters to Cleo). The Dollyrots also plan to tour in support of the album throughout 2017, the first run of dates kick off on March 16 in Chicago and finishes off with two shows in the band’s Southern California home base, all dates will feature support from The Two Tens

Whiplash Splash can be ordered on CD, aqua blue vinyl and digital formats here

The Dollyrots tour dates with The Two Tens can be viewed here

The Dollyrots Release Free Weezer Cover For Valentines Day

Dollyrots WeezerThe Dollyrots have released a pay what you feel download of an acoustic version of Weezer‘s Perfect Situation ahead of Valentines Day, The Dollyrots will also be playing a live streaming Stageit of their favourite Weezer songs at 4pm EST today, more Information on The Dollyrots Stageit event can be found here. The Dollyrots are also set to release their sixth studio album, Whiplash Splash, on March 24, via their own Arrest Youth Label. The album can still be pre-ordered via Pledge Music but the campaign is due to finish shortly ahead of the album’s release date

Whiplash Splash can be pre-ordered via Pledge Music here

Perfect Situation can be downloaded here and their tour dates can be viewed below Read More…

The Two Tens Release ‘Keeping Hope Alive’ Single

TTwo Tens KHAhe Two Tens have released their new single, Keeping Hope Alive, on vinyl and digital formats, the new release also features a Little Richard cover, Bama Lama Bama Loo, on the b side. Keeping Hope Alive is taken from The Two Tens forthcoming sophomore album, that is due for release in July 2017 on Man Della Records. The Two Tens will be performing a series of headline shows before touring with The Dollyrots and Go Betty Go

Keeping Hope Alive can purchased and streamed here

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The Two Tens To Release New Single ‘Keeping Hope Alive’

Two Tens KHAThe Two Tens have racked up a lot of accomplishments since the release of their first EP, Volume 1, including three additional EPs, the full-length LP Volume, and four US tours. Since then, The Two Tens have signed with Man Della Records for the release of their as-yet-untitled second album, due July 14th. They’ve already tracked three songs in Minneapolis with producer John Fields, including Keeping Hope Alive, the lead-off single which will be released in advance of the album on February 10.
 
Keeping Hope Alive can be pre-ordered on vinyl and digital formats here
 
The video for Keeping Hope Alive can be viewed below

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The Dollyrots Confirm US Tour With The Two Tens

dollyrots WSPunk rock duo The Dollyrots are set to release their sixth studio album, Whiplash Splash, on March 24, the album will be available on CD, limited edition sea foam blue vinyl and digitally on their very own Arrest Youth Label. Whiplash Splash marks their first studio album since 2014’s Barefoot and Pregnant. The Dollyrots plan to tour in support of the album throughout 2017, the first run of dates kick off on March 16 in Chicago and finishes off with two shows in the band’s Southern California home base, all dates will feature support by friends The Two Tens.

Whiplash Splash can be pre-ordered via Pledge Music here

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The Two Tens Release ‘Keeping Hope Alive’ Single

Two Tens KHAThe Two Tens have released Keeping Hope Alive as a single ahead of their, as yet untitled, sophomore album that is being released later this year on Man Della Records, the track is backed up on the b-side by another new composition, Bama Lama Bama Loo. As well as being available for download there are a very limited number of mixed colour vinyl singles, that are available on a first come first served basis. These are all uniquely coloured, ranging from maroon tints in the vinyl to marbling of colours, each one is different and there are only 75 of the mixed colour vinyl singles available and each one is hand numbered.   

You can stream and purchase Keeping Hope Alive here    

The Two Tens Give Away ‘Not Alright’ As A Holiday Gift

two-tens-naThe Two Tens have signed with Man Della Records for the release of their second album. They’ve already tracked three songs, including Keeping Hope Alive, the lead single which will be released on February 10, 2017. In keeping with the festive spirit The Two Tens have released the new track Not Alright for free as a holiday gift.
 
In the holiday spirit, we want to give away our song, “Not Alright,” for free to all our fans that have supported us from the beginning. We really appreciate the people that have kept us going and we want to say thanks by giving them a glimpse into our upcoming album. It’s one of the first songs we had written for the second album and we’ve been playing it live for a while now. We hope it gets everyone excited for what’s to come! Happy Holidays!
You can download Not Alright for free here
 

The Two Tens Sign To Man Della Records

the-two-tens-nov-17The Two Tens are made up of Adam Bones, guitar and vocals, and Rikki Styxx, drums and backing vocals, together they have racked up a lot of accomplishments since the release of their first EP, Volume 1, including three additional EPs, the superb full length debut LP Volume and four US tours. The duo’s debut album was an entirely DIY affair that bought them to the attention of Man Della Records, who will be releasing their, as yet untitled, second album. They’ve already tracked three songs, including Keeping Hope Alive, the lead single which will be released next February. The Two Tens will also be releasing an advance track off their new album in December as a free download to their fans.
 
The Punk Site review of The Two Tens stunning debut album, Volume, can be read here
 
Volume can be purchased on all formats here and their tour dates can be viewed below

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The Two Tens Release Their Debut LP ‘Volume’ On Clear Vinyl

two tens volumeL.A. punk duo The Two Tens start their summer tour tomorrow, July 15th, the #VOLUMETOUR is in support of acclaimed debut album Volume. The album will now be released on limited edition clear vinyl from July 15th on Man Della Records and is currently available for download and on CD from Ugly Sugar Records

You can read thepunksite.com review of The Two Tens debut album here

The Two Tens have also released a video about the making of Volume, the video can be viewed below

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The Two Tens #VOLUMETOUR Kicks Off On July 15th 2016

two tens volume tour

Californian duo The Two Tens are commencing their summer #VOLUMETOUR on July 15th 2016. The tour is in support of their acclaimed debut album, Volume, and they will be on tour throughout July and August 2016. More Tour dates are going to be added so keep checking thetwotens.com to see if they are playing near you

The full tour dates are listed below and their debut album Volume is available via Ugly Sugar Records or from their bandcamp for download, or on CD and limited edition vinyl here

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two tens volume

The Two Tens

Volume

Ugly Sugar Records
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Rating: 4.5/5

 
 

 

 

The Two Tens are a duo from Loas Angeles, California, they are comprised of vocalist and guitarist Adam Bones and drummer Rikki Styxx. They take their cue from sixties garage rock and seventies punk rock and they have combined these two genre’s perfectly to create their debut album, Volume. I have previously encountered Rikki Styxx when she was drumming for The Dollyrots, she puts every ounce of her being into drumming, when she’s behind a drum kit you just know that there is nothing else she would rather be doing. Her counterpart Adam Bones somehow manages to make the kind of noise it usually takes two guitarists and bass player to convey, together they bring an enthusiasm and vibrancy that is sadly absent from many bands recordings.

The album makes a frantic start with Scene and this sets the template for much of the album, they play high energy garage influenced rock played with reckless abandon, but for me they are at their best on the tracks Sweet As Pie and I Can’t Win, these are slices of sweet innocent sixties pop that sound like they’ve been spiked with amphetamines. However, Volume‘s finest moment is Can’t Pull Through, this is as good a song as you’ll hear this year, a wonderful bouncy frantic buzzsaw guitar number that captures the essence of everything that made The Ramones so wonderful. Breathe closes the album, it starts as downbeat acoustic number and you start to wonder if The Two Tens have finally run out of energy, of course they haven’t, at the half way mark a bone crunching drum beat and brutal guitar riff ensure that Volume finishes in fine noisy style

The Two Tens bring a relentless and frantic energy to this album, as a result Volume is a close to perfect blend of the swagger of sixties garage rock and the energy of early punk rock. It will be one of life’s mysteries how two people can make such a fully rounded and frenetic sound. However they do it I just hope they continue to do so, as few bands will make as finer debut album as Volume. They are currently on an extensive US tour and after hearing this album I’d recommend catching them live, the tour dates can be found here

Volume is available from the usual sources or can be ordered as download, CD or Vinyl directly from the band here

The Two Tens Announce Tour And “Can’t Pull Through” Video

two tens promo 1Inspired by ‘60s garage and ‘70s punk along with all manner of modern buzz ‘n fuzz, The Two Tens are a duo that have been in existence for just over a year, they consist of guitarist/vocalist Adam Bones and drummer Rikki Styxx. The duo will be heading off on an extensive US tour in July 2016, many of these gigs are free or around $5 so what have you got to lose? Tour dates can be found here

The Two Tens debut album Volume is out now on CD and digital formats via Ugly Sugar Records or direct from the band here

The Two Tens new video for the infectious Can’t Pull Through is a world exclusive for the thepunksite.com and can be viewed below

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