Wednesday, 3 March 2010
Two Door Cinema Club - Tourist History
Label: Kitsune Music
Release Date: March 1st 2010
Anyone who has been tracking Two Door Cinema Club's progress over the past year or so will know that they're hardly trying to re-invent the wheel with what they do. What they have always accomplished however, even since the early days when their MySpace page contained little more than initial versions of Do You Want It All and Something Good Can Work, is writing tunes that are contagious in both their energy and melody. With tips o' the cap to clear influences such as Bloc Party (Is the intro to Cigarettes In The Theatre supposed to sound so similar to Like Eating Glass??) and The Futureheads (I Can Talk), they nail a very effective formula of angular, riffy verses and infectious choruses - generally played at break-neck speed.
Those who aren't brand new to the band may also find Tourist History strangely familiar, even upon first listen, as TDCC have included practically all of their previous teaser tracks. The only track that they have failed to include, rather disappointingly, is Costume Party - B-side to the I Can Talk single release. Tracks such as the aforementioned I Can Talk and Undercover Martyn are very similar, if not identical, to their original forms, whereas Do You Want It All and Something Good Can Work have both received glossy makeover's - the former especially now swells, breaks down, and explodes back into life towards to the end - resulting in a more anthemic finale.
It's a shame the album wasn't released nearer to summer time as it could've made a great soundtrack for the season, but it does provide a comforting glow at the end of a rather frosty tunnel.
Choice tracks: Cigarettes In The Theatre, Undercover Martyn
For fans of: Bombay Bicycle Club, Bloc Party
Two Door Cinema Club - Undercover Martyn
(Buy Tourist History from Amazon UK // Buy Tourist History from Amazon US)