Two Door Cinema Club are known for their incredibly danceable, frenetic, guitar-led pop. This is the first headline UK tour they have embarked on in four years and the band have already sold out nearly all of their dates. The tour comes after the wake of their third album ‘Gameshow’ released in 2016, with standout infused heavy 80s synth/disco influence throughout; especially present in singles, ‘Bad Decisions’ and ‘Ordinary’. ‘Gameshow’ hints at a nod towards The 1975’s found “pop” sound, as well as showing off some serious vocal range from Alex Trimble. Whereas albums’ Beacon and Tourist History are noticeably more guitar driven, showcasing them as arguably more of an alternative/indie rock outfit.
Their live visuals were amazingly exciting and complimented each song they played perfectly, with swells and explosions in all the right places. The band excellent performers; guitarist Sam Halliday as light on his feet as jelly; the group packing so much compelling energy and confidence, and yet mid set Alex Trimble played a stripped back version of Invincible. The band played a large array of their most popular back catalogue including: ‘Something Good Can Work’, ‘Sun’, ‘Undercover Martyn’, ‘I Can Talk’, ‘This Is The life’, ‘Changing Of The Seasons’, ‘Lavender’, ‘Next Year’. They finished up with ‘What You Know’ as an encore. By the end the audience were nearly all standing and dancing, the songs and atmosphere too infectious.
Words by Jess Bartlet