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on their dark, eerie and beautifully crafted sounds that lurk in the shadows, tip toe on the edge of danger and erupt into moments of sonic assault, this months BOTM are like BRMC and The Duke Spirit locked inside a kaleidoscope. Washed with killer melodies and hooks so big you could hang your washing on them the sisters from Dalston have been mighty busy this last year touring all over the globe. With their debut album set for release on the 28th of May and a headline show at The Scala on the 7th June we give you May’s Band of the Month, evidently one of the most important breakthrough UK bands of 2012…2:54

US: Where are you now and what have you been doing/going to do today?

HANNAH: I am just at home, sorting through equipment. We have a rehearsal tomorrow so I’m just sorting through guitars.

US: How was your recent tour, anything eventful happen that you can share?

HANNAH: This was our first headline tour, every night was eventful really. It was an incredible experience because we never get to play such a long set, so we could really experiment with set lists and we also got to meet a lot of people who enjoy our music.

US: Tell us about your debut album?

HANNAH: Our album is out in a couple of weeks. It came to a point when we felt we had 10 songs that seemed to work well together and we felt it was time to put it out into the world. It is a family of songs that sound like 2:54, we’re very proud of it.

US: How did you both get into music, what’s the first music you can remember?

HANNAH: Growing up out parents didn’t play instruments or anything but they listened to music constantly, so it was always part of our lives. I taught myself to play guitar in my teens then I taught Collette to play so we could play together for fun, this evolved naturally to making songs which then became 2:54.

US: How does the song writing process happen for you guys?

HANNAH: I’ll make the music for the track, so the guitar bass and drums, then send it over to Collette to write the lyrics and melodies. So they’re quite isolated, then we will come together and develop it into the final song.

US: What is on the cards for the rest of 2012?

HANNAH: We’re playing a few shows, including headlining Scala in June, then we will be off to America for a few weeks which will be quite an adventure, then festival season, that’s the plan.

US: When you are home where do you like to hangout?

HANNAH: We’re rarely at home these days, when we are it is nice to have chill time and hang out with friends. Because it is so rare we really cherish the time we get to spend with our friends.

US: What bands around at the moment get you excited?

HANNAH: We got introduced to Brows recently in America, they’re really cool, great guitar sounds, also Chelsea Wolfe, we played a few shows with her recently she really has an incredible voice.

2:54’s self titled debut is out 28th May, you can download b-side ‘The March’ below, from their latest single ‘Creeping’.