Review: Two Door Cinema Club at The AcademyTweet
Having recently released their hotly anticipated second album, it comes as no surprise that a line up of Two Door Cinema Club with The Cast of Cheers supporting would sell out in less than two minutes on Ticketmaster, even more exciting was that same night, ‘Beacon’ made it to number 1 in Ireland, Two Door Cinema Club’s first number one album, so what better way to celebrate than a most intimate gig.
Taking to the stage earlier than expected The Cast of Cheers set out to delight the growing crowd with their unique degree of energetic robot rock. They pulled the crowd into a frenzy opening with Trucks At night and continued to keep the crowd gripped in a way few opening acts can; with Conor Adams’ fast paced, frantic vocals, superbly fronting the energised, anthemic sound of the bands catchy hooks and masterful drum beats.
A glorious mix of old and new, The Cast of Cheers more than appease the crowd in just under forty minutes, leaving many new fans in their wake and garnering an even bigger status in the eyes of those already hooked on the Swords foursome’s unique sound. It’s clear the new album has been well received by the audience, with it’s energy coming across all too well live on stage. Charming, energetic and passionate, any band should consider themselves lucky to have The Cast of Cheers getting their crowd going. If any band are confident enough to follow that act, it could only be Two Door Cinema Club. Just having topped the Irish charts that day, and already having a show set for the 02 in Dublin, TDCC have exploded on the music scene since their début caused quite the stir, so much so an intimate setting is any current fans dream.
This was backed by the fact that the band played a healthy mix of old and new, knowing all too well that they were facing an audience barely introduced to their latest album which was only released a week before. A cleverly balanced set list kept the audiences energy up whilst the band introduced them to their new material. The crowd lapped up every song from début album ‘Tourist History’, whilst they danced and swayed along with anything they were unsure of from the bands latest album ‘Beacon’.
Two Door Cinema Club fed off the energy of the crowd, with Alex Trimble leading the band through hit after hit, including their latest single Sleep Alone and the first ever live rendition of the new album’s title track Beacon. Two Door Cinema Club set out to create catchy and endearing albums, full of singles that get stuck in your head and Alex Trimble and the band put forward these songs so flawlessly, that the audience couldn’t help but feel they got more than what they paid for. An eighteen track set list topped off by an encore finishing with I Can Talk. It is no surprise to hear that they are gearing up for a show in the new year at the 02, where the band’s growing persona will not be dwarfed by their growing fan base or stage size.
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Photos: Kieran Frost