Artist of the Week: Two Door Cinema Club
This week, Vapor takes you from the coast of California to Northern Ireland, the home of Two Door Cinema Club. After the band members met at the end of high school, they began making music, and gaining attention through MySpace, leading to a decision to forego University to pursue a career in the music biz. Their gamble paid off, as just two years later, the band was signed to indie tastemaker label Kitsuné in Europe, long-listed for the BBC Sound of 2010 award, and has since opened for Phoenix, Delphic, autoKratz, and more.
The boys of Two Door Cinema Club have also brought their bright, electropop sound to their remixes of Phoenix’s “Lasso” and Chew Lips “Salt Air”. Their debut album, ‘Tourist History,’ was released in North America at the end of April. It’s an upbeat, feel-good record worthy of summer BBQs and pool parties everywhere.
“The kind of awkward electropop that could score a million broken-hearted teenage romances given half the chance.”
Similar to: Phoenix, Delphic, The Postal Service
“What we get with their debut effort, Tourist History, is a tonic of adrenaline-filled, youthful enthusiasm that may even inject a spring into the step of the hard-boiled cynic. This bent towards the naif is explained somewhat by the fact that many of the album’s songs were written while Messrs Alex Trimble, Sam Halliday, and Kevin Baird were finishing up high school. So we can forgive them of any cheese that may be secreted from their songs’ all-consuming catchiness.”
“On their debut LP, this fresh-faced trio from Northern Ireland deliver straight-up, catchy-as-hell indie pop that sounds like Tokyo Police Club meets Franz Ferdinand. True, these lads aren’t reinventing the wheel, but what they forfeit in originality they make up for in perfect execution of cute dance-rock anthems.”
— Now Magazine