• Release
      February 28, 2016

  • Upcoming shows

    No shows booked at the moment.

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    Buzzing guitars, big thumping drums and sheets of skysaw vocals… this is The Two Tens. Barely a year old, 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 ‘60s garage and ‘70s punk along with all manner of modern buzz ‘n’ fuzz, Bones and Styxx 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 (White Stripes, Dirtbombs) mixed the recordings in Detroit. The cover was created by Stephen Blickenstaff, well-known for his iconic cover art for the Cramp’s Bad Music for Bad People.

    The Two Tens played an official showcase at SXSW 2015 Saturday Night, were picked as one of six L.A. bands to see at SXSW by Los Angeles Magazine, and had a song in Showtime’s Shameless at the start of the 2015 season. They’ve supported the Sonics, Naked Raygun, Electric Six and the Misfits, toured the West Coast, played festivals Echo Park Rising, Viva Pomona and HiFi Rockfest.

    The Two Tens new debut album Volume will be available on CD and digital formats February 26, 2016 via Ugly Sugar Records.


    1. Scene
    2. Ella Don’t Like My Hat
    3. Watching Me
    4. Sweet As Pie
    5. Dreams
    6. Rush Out
    7. Care At All
    8. Life
    9. I Cant Win
    10. You Want It All
    11. Can’t Pull Through
    12. Breathe



    Tony Bonyata
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    • “The duo of Adam Bones and Rikki Styxx are set to unleash their fantastic barrel of fury in the form of Volume, a record you should get familiar with right now.” - PURE VOLUME
    • “This brand spankin’ L.A. duo takes a White Stripes vibe up to the Hollywood sign via some bright sonic swing.” – CMJ
    • “ The Two Tens' Volume LP will become a staple in any punk-lover's music library.” – PERFORMER MAGAZINE
    • “This L.A. duo is cranking out ‘60s-style garage rock that’s sure to get you moving.” - EXAMINER
    • “Yes! There it is! I found a record that exudes the kind of hot tempered energy I want from a punk album: it’s fun, filthy and filled with zero bullshit. For a debut album, Bones and Styxx got everything right. I’m already anticipating their sophomore release, and I am anxious to see them live. For an album title Volume, they definitely crank it up.” – ELMORE MAGAZINE
    • “L.A.-based garage-punk duo The Two Tens features drummer Rikki Styxx and guitarist-vocalist Adam Bones thrashing, crashing and bashing their instruments into spill-your-beer-and-stiff-the-bartender Stooges-friendly rock ‘n’ roll.” - THE PORTLAND TRIBUNE
    • “… a verifiable killer.” - THE BIG TAKEOVER
    • "Volume by The Two Tens ranks with some of the best" - CALIFORNIA ROCKER
    • "...a lethal dose of pulsating garage punk" - SAN ANTONIO CURRENT
    • “You can probably be forgiven for casting aspersions toward the Two Tens – after all it’s a co-ed duo with a male guitarist and a female drummer, and debut album Volume was mixed by Detroit super producer Jim Diamond. But the L.A. act is no White Stripes wannabe – the band is far more enamored of 60s garage rock than Zeppelin blues. All the better to rock sweet pop tunes “Sweet as Pie” and “Watching Me” and pounding thrashers “Life” and “Rush Out” into the dirt.” - BLURT
    • “… no frills, no BS, punk rock duo with garage pop influence.” - FREE PRESS HOUSTON
    • "The Two Tens' genius together is evident from the first crashing cymbal and mind-blowing guitar riff. Garage punk at its best." - THE HUFFINGTON POST
    • "Nothing over-thought or overwrought here: The Two Tens serve up lightning-quick garage rock that turns the clock back to first-wave punk. The single 'Scene' persistently asks 'Where’s your scene?' and delivers an answer in just over two minutes: Wherever you’re keeping your old Ramones vinyl. As adrenaline rushes go, this is just about perfect." - BUZZBANDS LA
    • "Dynamic Los Angeles rock duo The Two Tens originally played together in the band Adam Bones but when that band began to falter, they realized that it was time for a change. With a similar sense of humor, work ethic and musical chemistry that just clicked, they knew that they could put their punk rock influences and penchant for having fun to good use. And boy are we glad they did!" - GRIMY GOODS
    • "The Two Tens exude a ferocious sound live and we don’t see any signs of them letting up." - LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE
    • "….an intensely raw performance.” - L.A. RECORD
    • "While most rock 'n' roll duos with a male guitar player and a female drummer invariably draw lazy comparisons to the White Stripes, Los Angeles's The Two Tens are committed wholeheartedly to power-punk, and have more in common with the Mr. T Experience and the Briefs. Frontman Adam Bones and drummer Rikki Styxx fervently espouse the philosophy of short, fast, and loud. With songs rarely passing the three-minute mark, the Two Tens summon the frantic, f**k-all energy of the Ramones, if the Ramones had smiled a lot more and sneered a lot less. If these two are as fun to watch live as they are to listen to, tonight will be the most dumb fun you've had since pogoing at your first all-ages show." - THE PORTLAND MERCURY