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 with musical influences ranging from ABBA to Fatboy Slim through early Daft Punk, MGMT, Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend and Peter Björn & John.
Two Year Vacation is all about driving out all stale senses of the mundane.
Two Year Vacation thrives from finding the bright colors in between the tones of grey. With inspiration from trivial daily routines and dreams they make music that travels in a fascinating blend of Italo disco, rock and Caribbean kraut through easygoing joyful rhythms wrapped in tropical vibes.
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” released in 2019. The album was preceded by, amongst others, the radio hit single ”Better Off Alone” the dance floor filler ”Don’t Wanna Go Home” and the charting ”I Forgot Your Name (But I Like You)”. Whomping up a staggering four million streams ”Slacker Island” has also taken to the hearts of indie fans all around the globe.
Whilst 2019 was a hectic year with both the release of their debut album as well as touring across Europe and with first performances in both the US and the UK, Two Year Vacation never rests. Even though the name may imply otherwise.
2020 early saw the release of the singles ”Don’t Know Anybody Else” and ”Never Been To Paris”, as well as the four track EP ”Bedroom Rock”, which also was the first part of their sophomore album “Laundry Day” which arrived October last year.
Massively supported by both radio DJs and playlist editors Laundry Day and it’s releases has also been hailed by editorials dubbing the release a ”shot of indie sugar” (Bands of Tomorrow), calling it ”a direct path from the auricle to the dancing leg” (Tonspin) and labeling ”the positive impact (…) enormous” (Kraschfink). The band’s also been called ”Swedens own Vampire Weekend” (Hymn) as well as ”one of the best bands to originate from Sweden since ABBA” (Concrete Online).
2021 embarks towards the release of the four-track EP “Getting Into Real Estate”, arriving digitally in October, with the birth of the new single “What Goes Around” June 4th on Clouds Hill label.