Artist info

Genre

Dance, Indie, Pop


band members

Xani Kolac (electric violin/vocals), Mark Leahy (drums)


Influences

Kate Bush, St Vincent, Big Scary, Phoenix


Website

thetwoks.com

Bio

The Twoks are Xani Kolac (electric violin/vocals) and Mark Leahy (drums). The duo make happy dance music with a dark twist. The Twoks have played St Kilda Festival (MEL), DARK MOFO (TAS), Edinburgh Fringe Festival (UK), Woodford Folk Festival (QLD) and a stack of other gigs, clubs, parties and cities. The pair have released three CDs, including their latest LP - half an hour of instrumental improvisations. They have just released their latest single "First Light" produced by Tony Buchen (The Preatures, Andy Bull).
"Like Haim on a violin." (Dom Alessio, Triple J Home & Hosed)
"Sure you could compare this to Haim but it’s also got that nod to Tango era Fleetwood Mac with an attention to hook details and pop precision. The Twoks really hitting their straps with this one." (Dave Ruby Howe, Triple j Unearthed)
"Like a lost track from Cyndi Lauper’s ‘She’s so unusual’ given a DayGlo modern makeover." (mess+noise)
"The Twoks do artisanal power-pop on ‘First Light’ and they do it well. Shades of Stevie Nicks are present in the killer chorus…" (Single of the Week by Lachlan, Beat Magazine)
"A burst of new energy and influence." (Sabi, Mismatch.tv)
“I remember way back when Ra Ra Riot was still using violins in their production and it made everything seem so heartfelt and pure. The same can be said about The Twoks today.” (Justin Lam, indieshuffle.com)
"A fresh and welcome twist to the electronic music genre…catchy and classy stuff." (soundchips.co)
"It may well be 2014’s electro pop sensation a la Haim or Lorde." (bandbookinc.wordpress.com)
"A day-brightening piece of shimmering pop." (Matt Bond, itsmykindofscene.com)

Review

Review by Celline Narinli Celline Narinli

08 Mar 2014

Triple J
45

I listened to this song once and it was stuck in my head for the rest of the week! So catchy yet so simple.

I listened to this song once and it was stuck in my head for the rest of the week! So catchy yet so simple.

Review

Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

18 Feb 2014

Triple J
40

Sure you could compare this to Haim but it's also got that nod to Tango era Fleetwood Mac with an attention to hook details and pop precision. The Twoks really hitting their straps with this one.

Sure you could compare this to Haim but it's also got that nod to Tango era Fleetwood Mac with an attention to hook details and pop precision. The Twoks really hitting their straps with this one.

Review

myvanwy

28 May 2016

50

sweet!

sweet!