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Rollick opens with “Over My Shoulder,” the album’s first single. An unconventional love song, the track bubbles with a spacey bass line before a multi-instrumental arrangement kicks in, giving a vibrancy to Bryan’s distinct, melting vocals. On “Woman…,” Two Cheers expertly blend varying elements — fuzzy reverb, slow-jam rhythms, entire seconds of sudden silence — to create an intriguing track led by bittersweet delivery. Later, “Love You To Death” creeps with a thick, pulsing arrangement as Bryan confesses with resignation, “I love you to death with all of my breath / And that’s the best I can do for someone like you.” 
Rollick‘s second single, “No Good At Talking,” is a melancholic, melody-driven track. Here, Bryan’s vocals are at their best, aching with emotion, and the indie-rock instrumentation slows and explodes at the perfect times. The second to last track on the record is “Hinterland,” a beautifully layered ballad acting as a confessional of sorts for Bryan to work through his feelings after his mother’s tragic passing earlier this year. With swollen melodies and sparkling rhythms, the song is a heavy, lush standout. Rollick ends with “Rest Of My Life”, an aptly-named conclusion to a catchy record implying much more to come. The song drips with 80s influence, opening with synth swells and bright surf-pop beats, Bryan singing abstract, poetic lines like “beauty comes, naked like a tree,” with a grungey twang not unlike The Cure’s Robert Smith. 
On Rollick, Bryan Akcasu bravely and thoughtfully channels his grief through the power of music. Collectively, Two Cheers have strength in creativity. Their production is meticulously crafted, their arrangements are colorful and innovative, the songwriting tackles tough subjects with grace, and overall, Rollick is rich with indie-pop gems that make you dance and leave you thinking — the best music combination we could ask for. - Buzz Artist’s Savannah Davanzo | Jul 13, 2017

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Two Cheers’ 2015 album, Splendor, is thirty-six minutes of hysterically blissed-out rock and roll, administered in radio-ready shots of fluorescent pop. Unanimously hailed by indie blogs upon its release, the wholly self-produced record harmonizes a taut, DIY ethos with hi-fi gloss. Unsigned & Unleashed’s Amber Bettis hears in Splendor “more of an event than an album, a good time with friends that you wish wouldn’t end,” zeroing in on the band’s penchant for “infectious choruses caressed lovingly by rollicking melodies, just the right amount of self-reflection, and a perfect pinch of nostalgia.” Chiming in at Property of Zack, Ashley Aron set aside precious barbecue/firework time over her Fourth of July weekend to anoint the album’s “reverb-drenched vocals and cascading, hazy guitars” as “the audio embodiment of summer.”


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