check out Tokyo Police Club & Two Door Cinema Club with guests Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Thursday, January, 27th at The Social.
Album Review: Two Door Cinema Club – Tourist History
Two Door Cinema Club, hailing from Northern Ireland, started to put their mark on the map in 2010. The indie rock band toured with a number of bands including Delphic, Phoenix, and Tokyo Police Club, who they co-headlined with. They also performed at numerous festivals including the Reading and Leeds Festivals, T in the Park, and Oxegen. With their growing popularity from their album, Tourist History, they recently announced they will be playing at this year’s Evolution Festival in Italy.
Tourist History is a great debut. In this day and age, it’s often hard to distinguish yourself from the pack if you’re a new indie electronic rock band, but a few popular singles can do the trick.
The first single “Something Good Can Work” is a feel good song about working to get what you want. They lyrics “Let’s make this happen, girl you gonna show the world that something good can work and it can work for you/And you know that it will” give hope and optimism to the listener.
“Undercover Martyn” is another upbeat hit. The synths are a little dreamy, and the song just has a light dance feel to it. Along with “Something Good Can Work,” this song has been featured in a couple of television commercials.
Catchy lyrics and riffs never hurt a band, and Two Door Cinema Club is full of them. “I Can Talk” and “What You Know” stick out in particular when it comes to memorable hooks.
The band maintains their enthusiasm and energy throughout the album. Although many of their songs feature guitars, they are not another indie band relying almost entirely on the one instrument. Instead, Two Door Cinema Club shows its talents as musicians and prove themselves capable of creating a collection of worthy songs.