What do you get when you cross three Irish dudes, some guitars, and some heavy electronic influence? Well, you can get a ton of things, one of which is the sound produced by Two Door Cinema Club, a modern contemporary trio bringing us some seriously catchy tunes on their debut, Tourist History. While we wrote about them back in April of 2009, this album illustrates the band's range while simultaneously keeping to a central theme
of guitar-driven electro-pop and lyrics that cling to your brain like... brain glue? Really, it's surprising how far they've come!
Okay, I'm not sure about the brain glue, but song after song has me humming along and thoroughly enjoying myself. Totaling just over 32 minutes, this album comes on fast and ends somewhat abruptly, but like any good quickie, this album holds onto its high energy throughout the duration. While not overtly striking in terms of either lyrical or musical genius, this offering from TDCC (take note: acronyms make bands sound at least 37% more badass) provides an enjoyable and feel-good listen, exactly what the doctor ordered as a pick-me-up during the winter doldrums -- at least in this reviewer's neck of the woods.
The album will be released March 1, 2010, but be sure to click the image above to see more of the artists' work in iTunes.
So, as it turns out, the BBC's Sound Of 2010 is much as the same as the Sound of 2009. We have quirky female songstresses, electropop types, grime MCs and angular indie merchants.
It's this latter category that Belfast's Two Door Cinema Club, who were named on the longlist of Sound of 2010 but who failed to make the top 5, fall into. And if you're wondering whether the world really needs another Foals and Bloc Party hybrid, you'd be forgiven.
Except that Two Door Cinema Club are a much better prospect than the generic indie guitar trio that they appear at first glance to be. Their songs are instantly likeable and catchy, they sound genuinely exciting at times and already seem like pop stars in waiting - Music Omh