Irish jangle-rockers Two Door Cinema Club played at REBEL nightclub on Tuesday, bringing with them electropop duo Broods.
Touring in support of their latest album Gameshow, Two Door Cinema Club played a lengthy set comprised of wiry, four-to-the-floor jams from across their three major releases. With frontman Alex Trimble dressed in a red velvet suit, the band showed off their augmented pop sound that they’ve developed on this new record. The prickly, winding lead guitar and dance based rhythms are still there, but the Irish boys have definitely picked up some electronic tricks in the past four years.
Songs like “Fever” and “Bad Decisions” show that the crew have noticed what their peers and acolytes have been doing and drawn inspiration from it. Hints of 70s disco and funk are incorporated here and there, and synthesizers feature much more prominently than in the past. 2DCC once influenced fellow UK act The 1975, and are now in turn taking a little guidance from them.
The older hits still populated much of the set, including springy songs like “Undercover Martyn”, “Sleep Alone” and “Someday”. The night was capped off with the band’s 2010 smash hit “What You Know”, after which a gracious Trimble profusely thanked the crowd for coming out. No, thank YOU Two Door Cinema Club, for the awesome show!