The One Twos are a band which lately, I’ve really taken a true liking to. The first track I heard by them: Tommy Gun. This is definitely a tune that will make you want to hear the band more than once. The vocals alone carry an attitude which persuades you to sing! The One Twos did a little interview with AMBY as we spoke about influences, the story behind their name and top live shows. So on the count of two- 1…….2……. I give you an interview with The One Twos!
AMBY: How would you describe The One Twos sound in three words?
The One Twos: Rough ready and real.
AMBY: Who influences you as musicians and songwriters?
The One Twos: Bands of the Brit pop era such as the Arctic Monkeys, The Enemy, Oasis, The Courteeners.. musicians that write about real topics that we can relate to rather than the bollocks you hear on the radio now like Boats and Hoes and over produced manufactured bands that could string a lyric together to save there life! Yes we’re bitter haha.
AMBY: You’ve released quite a few tracks on your SoundCloud, such as Tommy Gun which is a neat track and I love the vocals! Is there an album in the works?
The One Twos: We probably have enough material to put a few albums together but recording isn’t cheap to get it done to a standard you can release it but slowly there mounting up, we’re back in the studio with Gavin Monaghan early next year to put more tracks down so yeah fingers crossed there will be an album out next year.
AMBY: What’s the story behind your name?
The One Twos: There’s no epic story behind the name I’m afraid, we had a band and wanted to start gigging it was pretty much the first thing we came up with, Matt wanted to call the band Penny Lane to begin with but that idea was gladly binned!
AMBY: What are the top three live shows you’ve seen in your life?
The One Twos: Without sounding like a kiss ass, The Enemy are amazing live Tom Clarke has a huge stage presence. The Maccabees also, they get involved with the crowd and there sounds just huge on and off the stage. Oasis… Because they’re Oasis!
AMBY: Who are the last artists you listened to?
The One Twos: I’m sat in train on my way to work at the minute listening to The Strokes and answering these questions :)
AMBY: What is the best song of 2012 so far?
The One Twos: TheOneTwos- Dirty Knees! Released on iTunes two weeks ago.. The comedian Russell Kane loves it!! Go buy it NOW!!
AMBY: And lastly, what’s something about The One Twos that nobody knows yet?
The One Twos: We have had more line up changes than the sugar babes!
The One Twos are set to play the O2 Academy Saturday, March 9th in their home town Birmingham! That’s a show where if I could make it, I’d 100% attend for a night of fantastic music! The band’s latest single Dirty Knees was also recently released on iTunes, so check it out here! Lastly, thank you The One Twos, for giving me your answers!