TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB today unveil their eagerly anticipated new single ‘Are We Ready? (Wreck)’. The first new music from the band since 2013’s ‘Changing Of The Seasons’ EP, the jittery, future funk barrage is an electrifying opening salvo from a newly re-energised TDCC. Perfectly marrying the band’s pop sensibilities and hooks with a continued sonic invention, it’s a real statement of intent and a bridge to introduce their dedicated fan base to Two Door v2.0 - it’s a sound that’s ambitious, but never alienating - off kilter, but always danceable. ‘Are We Ready? (Wreck)’ perfectly shows Alex Trimble’s growth as a songwriter and lyricist, eloquently encapsulating the so-called “information generation’s” uncomfortable relationship with elements of modern life and the intensifying societal pressure to engage with the brain-frying online whirlpool.
Having spent the whole of their adult lives in each others pockets on a gruelling ‘record-tour-promote’ treadmill, the three school friends from Bangor, Northern Ireland took a self imposed break from band life. Giving themselves space to discover their individual identities outside the band, they all realised that for Two Door Cinema Club to have any future they needed space to alleviate the increasing passive aggressive tensions within it and battle their various demons. Dispersing to their homes around the world - Portland for Alex, Los Angeles for Kevin and London for Sam - the band initially began to exchange thoughts and ideas that had excited them during their break over email. Sketches of tracks and ideas being openly discussed, pulled apart and reassembled from three corners of the world, and with the air cleared, the band reconvened in LA with renowned producer Jacknife Lee (REM, U2, Bloc Party) to get in a room together and record the album.
Re-energised by their self imposed hiatus, ‘Gameshow’ is the sound of a band back in their stride, with a creative fire in their loins and a whole new centred sense of purpose. They’ve been to the brink, they’ve had their inertia. Now for the action.
Two Door Cinema Club play the below UK festivals this summer:
June 24th - Glastonbury - Main stage 3pm
August 05th - Belladrum Festival, Inverness
August 27th - Reading Festival - NME/ Radio 1 stage (Headline)
August 28th - Leeds Festival - NME/ Radio 1 stage (Headline)
Full ‘Gameshow’ track listing and format information:
01. Are We Ready? (Wreck)
02. Bad Decisions
08. Good Morning
10. Je Viens De La
‘Gameshow’ is available to pre-order now in both standard and deluxe formats on Vinyl, CD and Digitally. Deluxe formats feature five bonus tracks including two further brand new songs ('Gasoline' and ‘Suckers’), and two remixes ('Ordinary' remixed by Sam Halliday and 'Fever' remixed by Kevin Baird).
The Deluxe Vinyl LP of ‘Gameshow’ is pressed on double heavyweight, coloured vinyl, with a 4-page lyrics booklet, a download card (with access to all tracks featured on the deluxe editions) and an exclusive 7" vinyl single of 'Gasoline' and 'Suckers', all housed in a beautiful gatefold sleeve featuring alternate artwork to the standard formats.