2:54 – CREEPING
Released 18th June 2012 (Fiction Records)
Words: Gaz Martinez
Creeping is the latest single from London four piece, 2:54, and true to the name, it is not an overt display of musicianship, it creeps into your head and plants soft melodies into your mind.
The music on show does much to compliment the track’s title, as the bass and drums roll along, the guitars flow on top of the rhythm with gentle bursts of distortion, knocking out some cleaner notes for the choruses and the bridge with simple but head nodding melodies, all the while lead singer Colette sings with melancholic tones that work together well with the rest of the instruments to stop you falling asleep, not that I feel this song is boring, far from it, but it is of a somewhat relaxed nature, you won’t be jumping up and down to it by any means, but you will take notice and lose yourself in the music if you let it wash over you.
There are two versions of this, the original and a radio edit, personally I like to hear a song in the full so I opted for the original, even though the track clocks in at nearly 5 minutes long you do not get that impression, I was left wondering where that 5 minutes went. Overall however, with generally good songwriting prowess and a good production, this is a nice and thoroughly gentle song that won’t bombard you with unnecessary noise, every aspect of the band is audible and relevant, it won’t be a club anthem by any means, but I can feel Creeping will become a staple in 2:54’s live set for many shows to come.