Two Door Cinema Club @ Alexandra Palace
February 13, 2017 |
Two Door Cinema Club are a band I've wanted to see live for about 6 years, and at London's Alexandra Palace, they didn't disappoint.
For fans of Tourist History, it was a dream. The majority of the songs were fun throwbacks which got everyone moving. Songs from their later albums were well selected to ensure everyone was happy. I have no complaints about them playing 'Sun', 'Sleep Alone', or 'Next Year'. Their new album also featured (which makes sense) for five songs - and these went down a treat. 'Bad Decisions', 'Gameshow', and 'Are We Ready' were highlights and saw everyone screaming along.
Their new songs in particular really demonstrated what a good live band they are. Alex Trimble's falsettos never wavered, and the more complex rhythms and riffs were executed perfectly. It showed that they're capable of more than just happy indie music. But having said that, there's nothing wrong with happy indie music. They commanded the crowd really well, and there wasn't a single person stood still or silent. It was like a festival crowd packed into a venue. There were masses of people on shoulders, tipsy people having fun, a lot of glitter, more crowdsurfing than I've ever seen, and a generally friendly atmosphere.