The best duos in music

Royal Blood press shot 2017

This Valentine’s Day we’re looking at some of our favourite musical duos! 

THE BLACK KEYS

Formed in Ohio in 2001, The Black Keys are Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney. The duo got their big breakthrough after the release of Brothers in 2010, which featured ‘Howlin’ For You’. Since then, the pair have achieved huge success with albums El Camino and more recently, Turn Blue.

THE WHITE STRIPES

It wouldn’t be a list of the best duos in music without including The White Stripes. Jack and Meg White formed the band in 1997 in Detroit but rose to prominence in 2002, leading the garage rock revival. The band’s stand out singles ‘Fell In Love With A Girl’ and ‘Seven Nation Army’ helped earn the duo numerous awards.

DAFT PUNK

Electronic dance music outfit Daft Punk formed in Paris in the early nineties and have since achieved huge success with their combination of house music, electronic, techno, dance, funk and rock.

ROYAL BLOOD

Hailing from Brighton, Royal Blood (Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher) released their self-titled debut album in 2014. Since then, the duo have gone on to win numerous awards including Best British Group at the Brit Awards in 2015.

THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS

English electronic pioneers Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons both studied in Manchester before forming The Chemical Brothers. Coming from London, the duo wanted to immerse themselves in the Manchester music scene, most notably The Hacienda. Since the release of Dig Your Own Hole in 1997, The Chemical Brothers continue to uphold their legend status. 

THE PROCLAIMERS

Scottish brothers Charlie and Craig Reid are best known for their hits ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)’, ‘Sunshine On Leith’ and ‘I’m On My Way’. The duos discography was adapted into a stage musical written by Stephen Greenhorn.