I heard this band through recommendations and indeed these reviews. I have to say firstly that this group sound nothing like Joy Division..at all - other than they play guitar bass and drums. People are so careless with the way they pigeon-hole groups. To be fair to 2:45 this lazy line of, alleged, similarity, will probably hinder them rather than help them. Joy Division were an extremely unique intense and powerful band. However even they had to put up with accusations that they sounded like the Doors! Apart from Curtis' singing, the subject matter and music were completely different, which history has proved correct of course.
As for this cd and 2:45; I like it. Its breezy and poppy,but with some hidden mystery. The singer is good, very breathy vocals and quite an attractive girl too. As a debut release, it shows promise,but please don't hold them back with convenient and frankly baffling pigeon holing...let the band develop by themselves, succeed on their own merits.
I,for one,wish 2:45 good luck, they're going to need it these days, where challenging, inventive, and possibly original new groups are very thin on the ground indeed.