Two Year Vacation
Two Year Vacation is the band that originates from its own contrast. The quintet founded
in Gothenburg, Sweden's second city, a seaport known for its rain, headwind and
grayness, makes rhythmic radio-friendly indie pop as we know and love from our youth.
As if latter-day Arctic Monkeys had embodied Two Door Cinema Club‘s juvenile verve
while drinking in the ABBA museum, Two Year Vacation is here to drive out all stale sense
of the mundane.
In Gothenburg, historically being a scene for heavy metal, Two Year Vacation thrives from
finding the bright colors in between the tones of grey. With inspiration from the trivial daily
routines, we’re all are familiar with, they make music that travels in a fascinating blend of
Italo disco, rock and Caribbean kraut through easygoing joyful rhythms wrapped in
After releasing two self-sustained EPs Two Year Vacation joined forces with the Hamburg
based label Clouds Hill and Warner Music Germany. The result was the debut album
”Slacker Island” (Clouds Hill) released in 2019 and preceded by, amongst others, the radio
hit single ”Better Off Alone” (Warner Music Germany), the dance floor filler ”Don’t Wanna
Go Home” (Warner Music Germany) and the critics favorite ”I Forgot Your Name (But I
Like You)” (Clouds Hill).
The album showcases the bands' immaculate skill for crafting pop music from mundane
situations in life and a mosaic of musical influences. Influences ranging from ABBA to
Fatboy Slim through Early Daft Punk, MGMT, Arcade Fire and Peter Björn & John.
While 2019 was a hectic year with both the release of their debut album as well as touring
across Europe and first performances in both the US and the UK, Two Year Vacation
Even though the name implies the opposite, Two Year Vacation is now announcing their
first single from an upcoming EP due later this spring. ”Don’t Know Anybody Else” follows
in the footsteps of previous releases being a rhythmic song that for sure will make you
dance with glee and long for your time off. ”Don’t Know Anybody Else” will be released on
March the 20th by Clouds Hill.