THE TWO TENS
Buzzing guitars, big thumping drums and sheets of skysaw vocals... this is The Two Tens. The Two Tens are a duo consisting of Adam Bones and Rikki Styxx; deluxe, fashionable rockers looking to have fun and melt faces. Inspired by garage and punk along with all manner of modern buzz ‘n’ fuzz, Bones and Rikki are ready to introduce The Two Tens to planet Earth and beyond.
Shortly after forming, the band quickly wrote 12 songs and recorded them with producer Bruce Duff (Prima Donna, Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs) at Paul Roessler’s (Screamers, 45 Grave) Kitten Robot studio in Los Angeles. Jim Diamond (The White Stripes, Dirtbombs) mixed the recordings in Detroit. The recording have been released as a series of three-song, download-only EPs. Artwork came from Stephen Blickenstaff, well-known for his iconic cover art for The Cramp’s Bad Music for Bad People.
The first EP (Volume 1) is accompanied by the “Scene” video, which was debuted on Huffington Post. The second EP (Volume 2) video is “Sweet as Pie,” debuted on LABuzzbands. Their most epic video yet, “Rush Out,” was debuted by Grimy Goods on February 10th (2-10) to welcome the Volume 3 EP. Volume 4 along with their latest music video for "Watching Me" was debuted by Blurt Magazine.
The Two Tens have since had “Sweet as Pie” placed in the Showtime channel’s Shameless, and played an official showcase on Saturday night at SXSW 2015 festival at the invitation of Get Hip Recordings, with Los Angeles Magazine citing them as one of six must-see bands at the festival. The band has completed tours of California, the Southwest, West Coast and Pacific Northwest, an appearance with The Sonics, Hi-Fi Rockfest (Dead Kennedys, Street Dogs, Naked Raygun), a slot on Echo Park Rising and opened for The Misfits (November 2015).