One of this year's brightest and catchiest new albums comes courtesy of Two Door Cinema Club--a young Irish pop group who, with the debut album Tourist History
, arrive sounding as if they've been honing their craft for years.
Comprised of Alex Trimble (vocals, guitars), Kevin Baird (bass, vocals), and Sam Halliday (guitar, vocals), the trio--who are joined by a drummer during their live gigs--play a sophisticated blend of layered and percussive rock, anchored by singer Trimble's unique vocals and the precise jangle of Halliday's guitar, which simultaneously evoke the best of '80s-ish Britpop while never sounding less that fresh.
The band's profile is rising in Europe and definitely on the rise here in the States, especially since their recent stint on the Phoenix tour. During that tour, in fact, the band popped into the Y! Music studios and gave an enthusiastically received performance--which you can view here--as well as a surprisingly sharp interview that we thinks shows them to be a band with a very bright future ahead of them.
Check them out and see for yourself!
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