Two Door Cinema Club, the trio from Northern Ireland, is back with their fourth album, False Alarm. It's a record that's put together well. It's filled with experimental pop that's catchy and fun, and the synths/electronics manage to get stuck in your head just as much as the vocals in the chorus. It's not as good as Beacon, but it's a good album that's worth your time.
With Two Door Cinema Club, the most important part of the band's music isn't Alex Trimble's vocal, (which is crazy btw), it's all the synths and beats work that they do for the record. They do all kinds of stuff with beats that’s best described as daring. Take "Dirty Air" - just pulling an example off the record - it's a straight-forward indie pop/rock song, until about the 2:30 mark and then the band changes gears and pulls percussions sounds from everything. It sounds like somebody is playing drums on an old soup can while somebody else is playing on one of the first midi devices - it's chaotic candy for the ears and that's when Two Door Cinema Club is at their best.
On the other side of that straight-forward indie pop/rock sound that Two Door Cinema Club can make they can also make what's best described as an updated version of disco. Listen to "Talk" and "Satellite," those are the best examples. On those songs, TDCC takes advantage of Trimble's rich falsetto vocal and deliver melodies and production that aren’t comparable to anything else being released right now.
Two Door Cinema Club can do a bit of everything and they use the full swiss army knife in their kit on False Alarm. Personal preference likes songs like "Dirty Air" the best, but it's hard not to appreciate when they go into full synth production mode on songs like "Satellite." There are ten songs in total here and they're all decent listens, put this one on and get lost in the music. It's pretty easy to do.