Les Big Byrd – “Two Man Gang”
Out digitally & on 7″ vinyl
“Building from an arpeggiated synth line, “Two Man Gang” grows slowy into a soaring, motoroik widescreen rock” – Brooklyn Vegan
Stockholm quartet with Les Big Byrd released their “Two Man Gang” single digitally in mid-May, with the 7″ version arriving in late June, and now they’ve shared a video for the single. A hit in their native Sweden, the “Two Man Gang” video is directed by Cissi Efraimsson of Vulkano & Those Dancing Days and features Lisa Pyk, also of Vulkano and Those Dancing Days, as well as Hannes Ferm (frontman of fellow PNKSLM act HOLY).
“Two Man Gang” follows the band’s acclaimed debut LP They Worshipped Cats (A Recordings) and the EPs Liquid Sky (Höga Nord Rekords) and Stockholm Death Star (A Recordings), and the new offering is arguably the band’s most pop-leaning track to date, complete with a Swedish language vocal. Following the release of their debut LP in 2014 the band toured the world, mixing packed out headline shows with support slots to the likes of Brian Jonestown Massacre and Goat, finishing the album cycle with the release of the two EP’s in the spring of 2015 before retreating to the studio to work on new music. “Two Man Gang” is the first piece of new music from those sessions and it’s being released on limited edition gold 7” (sold out already) and regular black vinyl via PNKSLM Recordings (the same label who released the band’s second EP Back to Bagarmossen in early 2014), backed by a live cover of Guided By Voices’ “My Valuable Hunting Knife”.
Les Big Byrd is Jocke Åhlund, Frans Johansson, Martin Ehrencrona and Nino Keller.