Artist Spotlight: Two Door Cinema Club

Dearest music, I adore you. No matter how far I travel, no matter where I am on this earth, you never cease to amaze me. Now? You send me 3 fairly impressive kids from Northern Ireland who have a fresh uptempo sound that makes my heart skip-a-beat. Only one album (and one EP) into their career, Two Door Cinema Club have perfected their blend of indie pop and alt-rock music. Records laced with uptempo drums, electronica and synth sounds, afro-beat influences mixed with dance rock tendencies and catchy melodies make it easy to fall for these kids and their sound. A chip off the old Phoenix | Vampire Weekend | Franz Ferdinand block, TDCC are making quality rock music that makes you want to dance. Hard to pull off.

Consisting of Sam Halliday on lead guitar and backing vocal, Alex Trimble doing vocals/rhythm guitar/beats/synths and Kevin Baird on bass/backing vocals, Two Door Cinema Club came into existence when 2 of the kids paths crossed in grammar school. After messing around on MySpace and building a small but dedicated following, TDCC released their first EP Four Words to Stand On and signed to French record label Kitsuné Music shortly after. From there, it’s been hit after hit after hit… with songs like “I Can Talk“, “Something Good Can Work“, and “What You Know” being pretty amazing, with interesting videos to match. Checkout their first album, Tourist History; that should hold you over while they finish up their next album. Enjoy.

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  1. once upon a time crystal mentioned tdcc on formspring and im hooked ever since!! and now the AS-world will know the awesomeness of TDCC because of this post. thank you!!

  2. I’m not a fan of the beginning but I really like the rest of the song “I can talk”. Also, I’ve heard it before but I have NO idea where or how…Good stuff, though!

  3. YES! I love TDCC so much! Went to their concert in Dublin, fucking amazing.
    Love you Autostraddle.

  4. I like what I’ve heard of TDCC. I was literally just listening to “What You Know” not five minutes ago. :)

  5. “What You Know” is awesome! It’s been in my turntable queue for about a week now. They’re a great band!

    • SPEAKING OF TURNTABLE if you do use turntable and you like autostraddle you should
      a) come DJ in the autostraddle turntable room
      b) join the Autostraddle social group

  6. I clicked on this article because I thought the redhead was a lesbian and also very cute. Well darn. Redhead’s a dude. Good music though. :)

  7. I just got home from Reading Festival and I saw these guys on the Saturday with my friend. I didn’t know the songs but it was sunny and we ate noodles and it was pretty cool.

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