2:54 Cover Adamski/Seal

Newsworthy? Well, not compared with the release of the Hillsborough files or a dead US ambassador in Libya.

Still, in a different corner of noteworthy events, 2:54’s cover of Adamski/Seal’s ‘Killer’ counts as something to tweak the interest. Sometime back in the early 90s, before Seal became the purveyor of beige ballads and better-known for his dalliance with Heidi Klum than for his voice, the original of this track launched his career. Originally released as an Adamski tune, with Seal as a mere vocalist, the latter went on to be mentored/produced by Trevor Horn at ZTT.

When ZTT bit the dust, Seal went from being an edgy urban electronica act to something more akin to a one-man Lighthouse Family. That said, 2:54  have channeled the bleak and sterile undertones of ‘Killer’ into their version of the song, despite no known access to Heidi Klum or taupe chinos. Gods be praised.

2:54 – Killer by 2:54 Band

2:54 Upcoming UK dates


27 – Bodega, Nottingham
29 – Leadmill, Sheffield
30 – Arts School, Glasgow
31 – Cluny, Newcastle


1 – Soup Kitchen, Manchester
2 – Jericho, Oxford
3 – Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
4 – Haunt, Brighton
6 – The Boiler Room, Guildford
7 – XOYO, London
8 – The Croft, Bristol

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