Following an outstanding performance co-headlining Glastonbury’s Other Stage last month, Two Door Cinema Club today unveil the apocalyptic video for ‘Dirty Air’, the third single taken from their critically acclaimed, and third UK top 5 album, ‘False Alarm’, out now via Prolifica Inc [PIAS] / Gallo Record Company for South Africa.
Created by Jordan Martin, the video combines retro 60’s footage with cutout collage animation, juxtaposing the excesses of pop culture with images of mass destruction. The result is a captivating zoom through humanity’s recent journey to destruction, soundtracked by the smog-clogged disco rock of ‘Dirty Air’.
“It was an extremely fun video to make,” says Jordan. “I searched through stacks of 60’s-70’s archive footage and magazines (I’ve started a pretty wild collection) to find the right look and feel for the track. It’s trial and error; reworking footage and printing it out, then physically collaging it.
I love happy accidents when two things seem to fit together perfectly. I enjoyed taking lyrics from the song and letting a stream of consciousness try and piece together parts from all the imagery and footage that slowly builds and fills up my head.”
The band’s first album to be released in full collaboration with Prolifica Inc, ‘False Alarm’ finds the three piece gloriously unshackled and at their creative peak. Across ten tracks ‘False Alarm’ scans and satirises the social and environmental woes of 2019 through the prism of wonderfully off-kilter pop.
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. A wide-eyed, culture-encompassing leap forward for the band, ‘False Alarm’ is a record liable to break, ruin and remould pop in 2019.
Praise for ‘False Alarm’:
Independent (4 Stars)
‘(False Alarm) offers a brighter, more multifaceted 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’
Dork (4 Stars)
‘An album packed with more ideas than many bands manage in an entire career’
‘False Alarm’ is a game-changing record for the future of indie-rock’
The Line Of Best Fit (8/10)
‘This is an album of bold, aggressive regeneration that does not fall short’
Watch the video for ‘Dirty Air’: