The Twoks

Combining improvisation, pop and electronica, The Twoks are a band like no other. Formed by the electric violinist/vocalist Xani Kolac, The Twoks are a trio that will take you on a sonic adventure through dark, dense and tribal soundscapes, to sweet violinistic melodies and melancholy stories. Popular with both jazz and indie rock/pop audiences, The Twoks have been featured on an eclectic range of radio stations and programs, from Triple J to the 3MBS program 'Classically Melbourne'. Taking influence from the likes of Bjork, Sigur Ros and Camille, the music of The Twoks is uniquely their own. Epic, edgy and from tomorrow.

Setting up each performance with her  violin, voice, live loops and arsenal of live effects, Xani Kolac is joined by the bass and drums combination of Stewart Taylor and Mark Leahy who add depth, groove and an explosion of excitement to the unique group. In 2008, The Twoks were awarded Best Music at the Adelaide Fringe Festival and the Atlantis Award at the Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival. They continue to excite audiences of all kinds and have performed at venues and festivals such as the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, the Northcote Social Club, Bennetts Lane and the Vanguard.



The Twoks are…


Xani Kolac:          Vocals/Electric Violin, Loops, Effects
Stewart Taylor:    Bass
Mark Leahy:         Drums



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"The Twoks meld modern electronica with classical violin and the whole thing is topped off with Kolac's sultry vocal drawl"
Lisa Dib, The Dwarf, April 2010

"Even at times sounding like a Tim Burton soundtrack. Compositions twist and turn through a beautifully gothic landscape."
Danielle O'Donohue, The Fix, March 2008

"Lively and original, The Twoks' music has been welcomed in places where people are looking for something a little different… Esoteric instrumental tracks sit beside rollicking, arch pop rumbles and warped ballades in a kind of mystical, dramatic stew."
Simone Ubaldi, Beat Magazine, October 2009

"Sounds and electronic pulses that boggle the mind and move the feet. It's hard not to get swept up in the eclectic mix…"
Sam Kelton, The Advertiser, March 2009


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