Two Door Cinema Club today release their fourth studio album ‘False Alarm’. Already being hailed as an album ‘packed with more ideas than many bands manage in an entire career’ (Clash) and one that sees the band ‘striding out, taking risks and prioritising fun and recklessness’ (NME), False Alarm finds Two Door Cinema Club gloriously unshackled and creatively at the peak of their game.
Earlier this week the three piece of Alex Trimble, Kevin Baird and Sam Halliday unveiled new song ‘Once’. A stomping synthpop anthem ‘Once’ explores the way we define ourselves by likes and our online ‘fame’, living vicariously through devices.
‘Once’ is taken from ‘False Alarm’ which is out today on Prolifica Inc / [PIAS]. This week also sees the band appear in Nottingham (last night), Leeds (tomorrow), Edinburgh (24th June) and Dundee (25th June), playing rare up-close-and-personal album launch shows at Rescue Rooms, Liquid Rooms, Brudenell Social Club and Fat Sams.
The album launch shows will give fans the chance to see the festival headliners in uniquely intimate surroundings ahead of their own UK arena tour in October playing O2 Arena on 11th October.
The band’s first album to be released in full collaboration with Prolifica Inc, ‘False Alarm’ scans and satirises the social and environmental woes of 2019 through the prism of wonderfully off-kilter pop, simultaneously borrowing from and warping elements of future pop, disco, rock, funk and soul.
Recorded in sessions between London and LA with producer Jacknife Lee (U2, REM, The Killers), it’s an LP that takes the familiar and twists it, to startling and stimulating effect. It all makes for a wide-eyed, culture-encompassing leap forward for the band, a record liable to break, ruin and remould pop in 2019.
Praise for False Alarm…
Independent **** (4 Stars)
‘(False Alarm) offers a brighter, more multi-faceted electronic sound that nods to the likes of Hot Chip and Daft Punk. ‘
DIY **** (4 Stars)
‘Two Door Cinema Club have learnt how to harness their mainstream power while taking creative risks. They pay off almost every time’
Q **** (4 Stars)
Dork **** (4 Stars)