Tucked away in the North West of England is Bolton; the birthplace of British Boxing Champion Amir Khan, and seminal comedian Peter Kay. Although these famous faces may currently be Bolton’s most prominent icons, it isn’t going to be long until their crowns have been gracefully snatched away by new quintet on the block: Two Weeks Running.
Influenced by the distinctive sounds of The Strokes, Foals and The Cribs, Two Weeks Running are the latest and most innovative band to lay claim to the indie rock throne. Armed with a smorgasbord of sounds and an arsenal of heart-racing tracks taken from their EP Human Nature, Two Weeks Running are poised and prepared for total world domination.
Human Nature’s lead single ‘Bullet Train’ proves exactly why this five-piece deserve the previous championing and opportunities that have been handed to them by the legendary Steve Lamacq, Tom Robinson and John Kennedy. Opening with a storm of guitars and a Paul Smith-esque [Maximo Park] vocal, ‘Bullet Train’ is a definitive landmark and solid proof that the future of indie rock is in Two Weeks Running’s hands.
Hooking the listener with the catchy, elongated chorus “and I’ll tell you if you like/the X’s and the Y’s/but you just run away/at the speed of a bullet train”, ‘Bullet Train’ teases you with a roller-coaster of climaxes from the onset. The fluctuating embedded bass line, paired with the various peaks brought about by the vocal performance, creates an overpowering emotion so intense it makes it physically impossible to ignore this band any longer.
Two Weeks Running’s new EP Human Nature is available to exclusively stream below. Be prepared for your repeat button to be put into overdrive and your mind to be infested: this song isn’t going away anytime soon.
Out on 3rd November, you can pre-order Human Nature at iTunes here. And, if you like what you hear, catch Two Weeks Running live:
1st – Night & Day, Manchester
3rd – Camden Barfly, London
22nd – RMI, Horwich