Twins: New Band in Ames


Courtesy Photo from Luke Sires

Twins band featuring: Luke Sires, drums, Joel Sires, guitar and vocals, Devin Ferguson, bass and vocals, and Harper Sires, guitar and vocals. 

Kendall Evans

Ames’ very own Maximum Ames Records‘ mission and goal is to help and work with Iowa bands to get their music heard, including their newest-signed band Twins.

Hailing from Waterloo, Iowa, the power pop band Twins is now getting into the Ames music scene. Being Maximum Ames’ first band from the Waterloo area, the record label could not be happier in expanding to that part of Iowa.

The drummer Luke Sires, expressed how happy and excited all members of the band were to be now working with Maximum Ames.

“We have always loved the togetherness of the label,” Luke Sires said.

Twins started at the end of 2011 with family members Luke Sires on drums, Harper Sires on guitar and vocals, Joel Sires on guitar and vocals and Devin Ferguson, a family friend, on bass and vocals. Joel and Harper are the main songwriters of the band.

“Our number one influence is Peter Collins, the King of Power Pop,” Luke said. Other influences come from artists like The Who, Harry Nelson and, another Iowa band, The Poison Control Center.

Twins is now working on their new album, “Tomboys on Parade,” and will release their first single “Baby City” Feb. 18 along with a music video

“Every song is just simply killer,” said founder of Maximum Ames Records Nate Logsdon.

Twins have a lot of exciting things happening this year, including going on tour in May.

Pre-orders for the album will also be available Feb 18. with the album dropping on April 1.