Two Door Cinema Club – ‘False Alarm’ Album review

4/5 Irish indie rockers never fail to deliver

Two door cinema clubs latest album ‘False Alarm’ demonstrates the subtle evolution from 2016’s ‘Gameshow’ to a more wonderfully creative, 80’s inspired album but yet still peppered with the Good Ol’ Two door’ polish we all love. 

‘Once’ speaks about modern topics around a generations constant desire to be famous and strive for recognition through social media. Discussing the track, Two Door’s Alex Trimble states “The phrase ‘once in a lifetime’ came out in conversation and I started questioning what does that mean anymore? When everything is captured on a camera or viewed through a screen, and if you can watch it a million times over, is it once in a lifetime?’ 

‘Nice to see you’ is a exploration of the trio’s identity. Squelchy synth baselines and help from Chicago Rapper Open Mic Eagle make your head bop like you’re listening to something straight out of the west coast of America yet the guitar lead is reminiscent of ‘Fame’ by David Bowie – so to round up you’re not going to get bored listening to the track. 

On the flip side showing the band ever growing diversity ‘break’ starts out sounding like a tune straight from the cribs’s ‘Man’s needs, Woman’s needs, Who Care’s?’ Then immediately squashes all expectations with brilliantly written Paul McCartney style lyrics.

Overall, the album is pretty damn good. Melodically rich from a multitude of crazy synths textures to fuzzy guitar tones. The album’s production feels more pop than previous albums but it delivers the same electricity from ‘Tourist history’ and other albums, but packaged in more modern way. ‘False Alarm’ shows that Two door are a still force to be reckoned with and we’re looking forward to hearing more and seeing how it sounds live on the upcoming tour. 

Headline Tour dates:

03/10 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena

04/10 – Glasgow, O2 Academy SOLD OUT

05/10 – Glasgow, O2 Academy

07/10 – Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse

08/10 – Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse SOLD OUT

10/10 – Hull, Bonus Arena

11/10 – London, The O2 (with Support from Tom Grennan)

13/10 – Plymouth, Pavilions