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Two Door Cinema Club

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Two Door Cinema Club

Two Door Cinema Club Biography

Two Door Cinema Club are an indie rock band from Bangor and Donaghadee in County Down, Northern Ireland. The band formed in 2007 and is composed of three members: Alex Trimble, Sam Halliday, and Kevin Baird. Formation Trimble and Halliday first met while attending Bangor Grammar School; the pair later met Baird while he was flirting with girls who were known to his future bandmates. The three first performed as a band at the age of 16 on ATL Rock School under the name Life Without Rory; the band finished in last place. Life Without Rory recorded three demos before disbanding; the first, "Safe in Silence" and the second, "Conscripted By Choice" are still on the band's inactive MySpace page...

Two Door Cinema Club are an indie rock band from Bangor and Donaghadee in County Down, Northern Ireland. The band formed in 2007 and is composed of three members: Alex Trimble, Sam Halliday, and Kevin Baird.

Formation

Trimble and Halliday first met while attending Bangor Grammar School; the pair later met Baird while he was flirting with girls who were known to his future bandmates. The three first performed as a band at the age of 16 on ATL Rock School under the name Life Without Rory; the band finished in last place. Life Without Rory recorded three demos before disbanding; the first, "Safe in Silence" and the second, "Conscripted By Choice" are still on the band's inactive MySpace page, while the third "You Missed the Point" can be viewed on YouTube.

Trimble, Halliday and Baird formed another band shortly after the demise of their first musical project; on this occasion, a permanent drummer was not included. An interim drummer by the name of Owen Bullington was appointed but was kicked out due to creative differences. The new band's name was taken from Halliday's mispronunciation of the name of the local cinema, the Tudor Cinema; in 2007, Two Door Cinema Club was formed. Following an increased interest in the band's social network page, the three members forewent their university places and commenced work on studio material.[citation needed]

History

 

Early releases and Four Words to Stand On (2007–2009)

An EP entitled Four Words to Stand On was released on 26 March 2008 and received attention on a number of websites. The EP was self-recorded and produced and was mixed and mastered by Ryan Mitchell. For the tenth anniversary of the EP, the band publicly released it in March 2018.

Tourist History (2009-2011)

In July 2009, Two Door Cinema Club began recording its debut album at Eastcote Studios in London, with Eliot James. In September 2009, the band began mixing the record with Phillipe Zdar at Motorbass, Zdar's studio in Paris.

In January 2010, Two Door Cinema Club announced the track listing and details of the band's debut album in an interview with NME. The album, entitled Tourist History, was released on 26 February 2010 in the Republic of Ireland, 1 March 2010 in the United Kingdom and 27 April 2010 in the U.S. The album was also preceded by the singles "Something Good Can Work", "I Can Talk" and "Undercover Martyn".

On 18 January 2011, Two Door Cinema Club appeared on the American late night talk show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, performing the song, "What You Know," which later became their biggest hit off the record.

Beacon (2011–2013)

In April 2012, the band's official account revealed that a second album was near completion. On 20 June 2012, the band announced Beacon as the title of their second studio album, along with a release date of 3 September 2012 in the UK and 4 September elsewhere. Jacknife Lee, responsible for producing artists such as U2, R.E.M., Snow Patrol and Bloc Party, produced the album.

On 19 July 2012, "Sleep Alone" was selected as the lead single from Beacon and a "Sleep Alone" SoundCloud player was embedded on the NME site, allowing readers to listen to the single on 19 July 2012; however, the single was not officially released until 21 July. The accompanying music video for the single was uploaded to the band's YouTube channel on 8 August.

In early October 2012, it was announced that the second single to be released from Beacon was to be "Sun"; which was released on 18 November. The video for "Sun" had made its debut on the band's YouTube channel on 11 October 2012.

Following the release of Beacon, the band released a four-part tour documentary entitled What We See. Filmed by Gregg Houston from Babysweet Sessions, a company that is friends with the band, the documentary accompanies the band members as they undertake a 2012 European summer tour prior to the release of the second album. Bassist Baird explained, in relation to the film: "Our good friends at Babysweet followed us around for a few weeks so our fans could get an idea of what life is really like for us on the road. Take a peek inside our average day."

Two Door Cinema Club announced in December 2012 that they will be playing at the Scottish music festival, T in the Park 2013 in July 2013.

Changing of the Seasons EP (2013–2016)

The band performing in Singapore in 2017

On 8 August 2013, the band announced that a new EP entitled Changing of the Seasons was to be released. Along with the news came a 30-second clip of the title track, which was set for release on 20 August and is the first single taken from the EP. On 15 August, BBC Radio 1 premiered the single. In an interview with the BBC on 15 July 2014, Trimble stated that the band had started work on their third studio album. He also mentioned that the band was aiming to release the album by early 2015. Trimble also announced that the band had left Kitsuné and signed with former EMI subsidiary Parlophone Records.

Halliday performing with the band in Singapore in 2017

Gameshow (2016 – 2019)

In January 2016, the band stated that new material, presumably their third album, would be released in 2016. On 4 April 2016, the band announced the completion of their third studio album, Gameshow, via Twitter after announcing previously that they would be at Glastonbury in the summer. Prior to the completion of the album, Two Door Cinema Club had played one of the songs named "Gameshow" from the album at a concert in Boston.

On 14 June 2016, the album artwork was revealed. On the same day, BBC Radio 1 debuted a new song from the album called "Are We Ready? (Wreck)". Prior to that, the band put the album up for pre-order. Two Door Cinema Club then released "Bad Decisions" as the second single off of the album, followed by the third and final single "Gameshow". On 6 July 2016, the band released a music video for "Are We Ready? (Wreck)". On 14 October 2016, the band released their third studio album, Gameshow.

Other projects

In July 2012, Trimble participated in the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony, singing "Caliban's Dream", a song written by Underworld’s Rick Smith. Trimble revealed in an interview that filmmaker Danny Boyle, who had been commissioned as the event's "ceremony chief", had selected the singer for the role to sing at the ceremony.

Alex Trimble has also worked with Anteros on the making of their debut album as the second producer.

Members

  • Alex Trimble – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Sam Halliday – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Kevin Baird – bass guitar, synthesizers, keyboards, backing vocals

In popular culture

 

Film and television

  • "Something Good Can Work" and "Do You Want It All" were used in the 2011 film Chalet Girl.
  • "This is the Life" was featured in the 2011 drama film Soul Surfer.
  • "Do You Want It All?" was used in MTV's Teen Wolf.
  • "What You Know" was featured in an episode of Dynamo: Magician Impossible.
  • Jesse Marco's remix of "Sun" was used in the 2013 film Now You See Me.
  • "Bad Decisions" was featured in The Edge of Seventeen during a party scene.
  • "Something Good Can Work" appeared in The Inbetweeners, season 3, episode 5.
  • The instrumental of "What You Know" was used in Extra Gear, season 1, episode 1.
  • "Bad Decisions" and "What You Know" appeared in My Kitchen Rules, season 8, episode 10.
  • "What You Know" was featured in season 3 episode 1 of The Vampire Diaries.
  • "You're Not Stubborn" was featured in season 6 episode 19 of Grey's Anatomy.
  • "Come Back Home" and "I Can Talk" featured in season 1, episode 1 of The Russell Howard Hour.
  • "What You Know" is the background track from Chilean news channel, in the weather section of Ahora noticias.
  • Track 5 of second album 'Beacon', "Someday" was featured partially on Sky Sports' 'Live Ford Super Sunday' in 2013 in the match summary-highlights clips at the end of the television show.
  • "I Can Talk" featured during Samuel Zbinden's downhill ride in Ionate Films'"VAST" (2010).

Commercial

  • "Something Good Can Work" and "Undercover Martyn" featured on television advertisements for Vodafone and Meteor.
  • "Sleep Alone" and "Next Year" were featured on the playlist of the clothing retailer Hollister Co. during the autumn season of 2012.
  • "This Is The Life" was featured on a television commercial for Debenhams, in which designers Henry Holland, Jasper Conran and Julien Macdonald displayed their new season range for Autumn 2012. The song had been used in previous Debenhams advertisements.
  • "What You Know" also featured on both Telkomsel Loop and Indomie Kuliner Indonesia TV commercials in Indonesia during 2014.
  • "Something Good Can Work" featured on television advertisements for Fat Face

Video games

  • On 25 November 2010, the track "What You Know" was released as a free download on Tap Tap Revenge 3, and has also appeared in Tap Tap Revenge and Tap Tap Revenge 4.
  • "Undercover Martyn" was featured on the soundtrack of Gran Turismo 5.
  • "I Can Talk" is featured on the soundtrack of FIFA 11 and NBA 2K11.
  • "You're Not Stubborn" was included in the Xbox 360 Kinect title Kinect Adventures!.
  • The song "Sleep Alone" appears as soundtrack on EA Sports game, FIFA 13.
  • The Twelves remix of "Something Good Can Work" were featured in SSX and Forza Horizon.
  • "Are We Ready? (Wreck)" is featured on the soundtrack of FIFA 17.
  • "What You Know" is featured in the online mode of Guitar Hero Live'.

Radio

  • "What You Know" is used as the theme music (uncredited) for the BBC Radio 4 show It's Not What You Know, hosted by Joe Lycett.


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Two Door Cinema Club Discography

  • 2010AlbumTourist History
  • 2011SingleUndercover Martyn (Acoustic)
  • 2012AlbumBeacon
  • 2012SingleSleep Alone
  • 2013EPChanging of the Seasons
  • 2016SingleAre We Ready? (Wreck)
  • 2016SingleBad Decisions
  • 2016AlbumGameshow
  • 2018EPFour Words To Stand On
  • 2019SingleTalk (Single Edit)
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