- 21 Jun 19
Excellent stuff from Northern Irish indie heroes.
While their fourth studio album draws on the distinctive sound that put them on the map back in 2010, 2019 sees Bangor alt-rock trio Two Door Cinema Club successfully channel their celebrated quirkiness into their most mature record yet. The 10 tracks are characteristically bright, incorporating elements of futuristic electro-pop into classic indie/alternative rock. Vocalist Alex Trimble is impressive throughout the record, which boasts an abundance of high energy anthems.
Standout moments include opening track ‘Once’, a colourful, upbeat effort that addresses our obsession with social media; the delightfully introspective ‘Nice To See You’; and ‘Break’, which mixes off-kilter riffing with dreamy synths. Indeed, the latter is wonderfully atmospheric, fading out with the refrain “Is it too late?”
False Alarm smoothly blends all of its distinct sounds into a unique cocktail. It’s a record full of character and energy, which impressively realises TDCC’s creative vision. A keeper.