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From A Whisper To A Scream
Recording on a Californian mountain top with Jacknife Lee has paid handsome dividends for Two Door Cinema club, with the resulting album, Beacon, storming its way to number one. LA, Azealia Banks, Lady Gaga, Snow Patrol, the Olympics and dressing-room trashing are all on the agenda as Nordy Ireland’s latest chart conquerors shoot the breeze with Stuart Clark.
Stuart Clark, 17 Oct 2012
“I’ve never understood that indie snobbery thing; if a band’s good they’re good. Snow Patrol get a lot of stick for ‘selling out’, but writing a song with three chords and a seemingly simple melody can be one of the most difficult things to do. It’s fantastic. I’d love the ability to write a song like ‘Chasing Cars’ or ‘Run’, which really hits people. Gary is one of the great songwriters of his generation.”
“It’s also hard to be around for so long and maintain your success,” Ken ventures. “I remember getting Final Straw and then a few months later ‘Run’ was just everywhere. Seeing them go from an unknown band to that was amazing – the years of hard work paid off.”
As indeed they have for Two Door Cinema Club. What have been the trio’s standout moments so far?
“Headlining our first festival in Madrid,” Alex says. “We played after Azealia Banks and had a ball. Every time we go to a new country and realise there are people who want to see us is amazing. Next week we go to Hungary for the first time; it’s all these little firsts. Winning the Choice Prize was a big one. There’s a fear that people will hate you for being successful, so it’s nice to have that support from home.”
Beacon is out now on Kitsuné and gets a live airing on January 19 in the Dublin O2.