202s marry vintage synth sounds with the pop instrumentation of melodicas, glockenspiels and harmonicas, then filter the lot through a post-punk haze. Formed as a duo in April 2007, they operated initially as a studio outfit and immediately set about crafting their debut album.
In August 2008 they expanded to a 3 piece & began performing live regularly. Their self-titled debut album was released in Ireland & France in March 2009 & Germany in June through Parisian indie Le Son Du Maquis (home to A Certain Ratio, James Chance & Les Contorsions & more). AU Magazine described it as ?a beautiful Frankenstein of a record? while prominent French music mag Magic RPM called it ?a mixture of harmonica, psychedelic sounds, a taste of pop & a funk base?. Germanys' Musikexpress meanwhile described the bands' sound as "hymnal Kraut-pop from Dublin". In describing the albums? sound other commentators have referenced acts including Stereolab, the Flaming Lips, Eno, Can, Grandaddy, Primal Scream, Air, Kraftwerk, Neil Young and The The.