Two Door Cinema Club are an alternative electropop band from Bangor and Donaghadee, Northern Ireland with Alex Trimble (Lead vocals, Guitar, Synths, Beats), Sam Halliday (Guitar, Vocals) and Kevin Baird (Bass, Vocals) as main members.
Trimble and Halliday first met whilst attending Bangor Grammar School. They met Baird when he was trying to ‘get with’ girls they knew. The band’s name came about after one of the members mispronounced the name of local cinema Tudor Cinema, and this stuck. In 2007, Two Door Cinema Club was formed, and following an increased interest in their music on their MySpace page, they gave up their university places and began work on studio material.
An EP “Four Words To Stand On” was released in January 2009 and was positively received by critics. A number of music blogs featured articles about the band and their popularity increased. In July 2009, Two Door Cinema Club began recording their debut album at Eastcote Studios in London with Eliot James and in September, the band began mixing the record with Phillipe Zdar (from French duo Cassius) at Motorbass, his studio in Paris.
The album “Tourist History” was released on 26 February 2010 in the Republic of Ireland and on 1 March 2010 in the UK, on 27 April 2010 in USA. They said about the name of the album that “in the past couple of years we have become tourists – playing shows in different cities and countries every night – most of which we have never been to before. The town we are from, Bangor, was a big tourist town in the 60s/70s and so we grew up with that history too.”
The album was preceded by the singles “Something Good Can Work“, “I Can Talk” and “Undercover Martyn” of which “Something Good Can Work” and “Undercover Martyn” featured on television advertisements for Vodafone and Meteor. “I Can Talk” is featured on the soundtrack of FIFA 11 & the NBA 2K11 soundtrack. On 25 November 2010, the track “What You Know” was released as a free download on Tap Tap Revenge 3. They also remixed two tracks – Phoenix “Lasso” and Chew Lips “Salt Air”.
Mp3: Two Door Cinema Club – Something Good Can Work
Mp3: Two Door Cinema Club – Something Good Can Work (The Twelves Remix)
Mp3: Two Door Cinema Club – I Can Talk
Mp3: Two Door Cinema Club – Undercover Martyn (Passion Pit Remix)
Mp3: Chew Lips – Salt Air (Two Door Cinema Club Dui Remix)
Two Door Cinema Club – Something Good Can Work
Two Door Cinema Club – I Can Talk
Two Door Cinema Club – Undercover Martyn
Two Door Cinema Club – Come Back Home