Two Wings are a band from Glasgow Born of a song-writing collaboration between singer/multi-instrumentalist/visual artist Hanna Tuulikki (Nalle, Scatter, The Family Elan) and guitarist/singer Ben Reynolds (Baby Dee, Trembling Bells, Alasdair Roberts, Tompkins Square Records), Two Wings line-up is completed by vocalist Lucy Duncombe, bassist Kenny Wilson and drummer Owen Curtis Williams. With the addition of a brass section the band have now recorded their debut album - Love's Spring.
This is definitely a hard album to review as it's a difficult one to categorise or describe, other than to say it's got quite a haunting and bizarre feel to it at times. There's folky parts, 50s rock and roll influenced bits - generally a whole mix of styles.
The female vocals are quite unusual, and even after quite a few listens I'm not sure whether I like them or not - they aren't the sort of vocals I normally like, but they do seem to work well with the music. On "Altars and thrones" there are some male vocals as well, and these work really well making it my favourite track on the album
There's a lot of variety in the music, and it's one of those albums that grows on you the more you listen to it. The vocals are likely to be a bit off-putting at first, but it's definitely worth persevering - "Love's spring" is a very good album and wone that's definitely worth listening to a few times.
"Love's Spring" will be available on March 12th via Tin Angel records.
3. Love's spring
5. Altars and thrones
6. Just like
7. It hurt me
8. Forbidden sublime