Listen to but a couple of the songs here and you will soon be of the opinion that The One2s are the kind of band that would have to wear leather jackets and, furthermore, they would do so ironically. That element of the super cool is clearly evident as they mine the riches of American style indie rock for inspiration whilst adding their own undeniably laconic attitude.
Oddly enough, it is that attitude that might well give The One2s advantage in the marketplace for although the edgy guitar work is as you might expect from this type of band, the discipline found in the vocals – especially in “Any Other Time But Now” – suggests that the sense of style is deliberate. Even with a swap to a female lead vocal, the relentless “Running Out Of Time” delivers the same message.
There is plenty of energy on show here but I think it will be that underlying attitude that makes The One2s cool enough for school. In fact, if I were not already cool, I would want to be in their band.
The EP is available from Bandcamp.