Bass and Drums duos!

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by NoiseNinja, Jun 5, 2021.

  1. NoiseNinja

    NoiseNinja Experimental-psychedelic-ambient-noise-drone Inactive

    Feb 23, 2011
    Just recently having started up a bass/vocals and drums/vocals duo together with an old drummer friend of mine I found this list of bands/duos just consisting of a bass player and a drummer interesting (there's a couple of extra bass and drums duos mentioned in the comment section of the linked thread) :

    Here's the list from the link above copy/pasted (there's a couple of extra bass and drums duos mentioned in the comment section of the thread linked to above that I added here at the bottom of the OP list) :

    • DFA1979 - Dance punk, very abrasive and synthy

    • Lightning Bolt - noise punk, very chaotic and LOUD

    • Silent Lions - "Chill punk" (as described by the band), Hall & Oates stoner rock, very groovy yet raucous, know the bassist personally and is very chill

    • Royal Blood - Alternative rock, classic blues-tinged rock, Page loves them (yes, THE Jimmy Page)

    • Om - Rhythm section of Sleep + a [mediocre] singer, still doomy as all hell

    • Bangladeafy! - Primus meets The Fall of Troy, great math rock, groovy as hell when it needs to be

    • The Garden - Post-punk, two androgynous twin brothers making quirky tunes

    • Ruins - Japanese math rock, still getting into them but liked what I've heard, kinda esoteric at times

    • Whitey Houston - Mean punk rock, tongue-in-cheek social commentary, great groovin' riffs

    • godheadSilo - Noise rock tinged with post-rock, kinda wandering at times, but great riffage

    • Disciplina Kicme - Only heard one song off of the album, but it's also noisy and nice

    • Planets - Mathier than Bangladeafy! rock, very solid

    • HighKicks - Bass Black Keys with a better singer and rhythm section, classic vibe and FUZZ BASS

    • Big Business - Not a duo anymore, and there is some guitar added on the album, but were originally just bass + drums, stoner rock heavy-hitters

    • Geryon - Death metal, pretty sludgy but good riffage

    Also :

    - Ninja Academy - Math rock with occasional guest musicians.

    - Sabot - Math prog with a Ruins influence.

    - El Ten Eleven - Dance rock with mathy elements, bass player often uses a double neck bass/guitar, but sometimes just bass.

    - Cause for Effect - Jazzgrind. Either you dig it or you don't.

    - Japanther

    - Bell Witch

    - Clatter

    Via that list I discovered this band from Japan (sort of sounds like a Primus/Mr. Bungle/Captain Beefheart crossover/fusion :

    Anyone else here who play in a bass and drums duo?

    Mine is called "all I nil" and we do sort of progressive psychedelic stoner/doom rock.

    Last edited: Jun 5, 2021
    JRA and knumbskull like this.
  2. knumbskull


    Jul 28, 2007
    Clatter are another one.

    I don’t play in one but would like to!
  3. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Yay Clatter! :hyper:
    Tosya, todd burns and knumbskull like this.
  4. Sapatown


    Sep 16, 2016
    The band "Year of the Cobra" should be added! Thats also another husband & wife project, where the dude plays drums, and the woman do bass/vox. Pretty cool.

    NoiseNinja, JRA and Spectrum like this.
  5. Clatter

    knumbskull, Tosya, NoiseNinja and 2 others like this.
  6. Beehoover

    NoiseNinja and JRA like this.
  7. OOD


    Jul 29, 2009
    I’ve always wanted to play in a bass/drums duo.
    NoiseNinja likes this.
  8. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Evil Beaver….

    bholder, NoiseNinja and Spectrum like this.
  9. ThumpsAlot

    ThumpsAlot Cant hold no groove if you aint got no pocket

    Nov 18, 2007
    Lake Worth Florida
    How about 2 bass players and a drummer?
    jw112 and NoiseNinja like this.
  10. Timmah

    Timmah Supporting Member

    May 19, 2011
    Falcon Arrow is another. They’re super poop heavy and the guy makes great use of a Line 6 DL4 with its double speed function. The sound is less stoner than most of the bands on here, but not quite math-rock either. Kinda like Emo, but soundscape?

    EDIT: that was supposed to say “loop heavy,” but it’s funny, so I’m keeping it.
    TronChaser and NoiseNinja like this.
  11. tim gueguen

    tim gueguen

    Sep 19, 2016
    Nomeansno on certain songs.

    The Japanese bassist Kiyoshi's solo albums are just her and a drummer.

    Spectrum and NoiseNinja like this.