One of the great things about being a volunteer for a community radio station is how you are constantly surrounded by music and fellow music lovers. Whilst working on last week’s show, I rediscovered the great band that is Two Door Cinema Club – and so they are this week’s Musical reDiscovery.
This is the Life:
Upon listening to this song again, I thought I recognised it and it turns out it is from an old Debenhams advert. Admittedly, I was surprised when the track changes from whiny guitar riffs to mumbling vocals and electronic melody (even if very briefly) in its verses. However, despite this, the pronounced drum rhythm and simple lyrics in the chorus make This is the Life a chant-like anthem to remind you of perfect summer days.
Something Good Can Work:
When Something Good Can Work starts with a light guitar melody, I was unsure whether I was listening to a Two Door Cinema Club track at first. But over time, drums, synth, bass and guitar are added to make a complete song. In terms of the verses, the rushed feel works great with the jumpy rhythm.
What You Know:
I’ve certainly found that each song by this band has a distinct instrumental melody. In What You Know, it’s the tune played by the guitar which really stands out. When this combines with other instruments, it sounds loud – but that’s just what it’s meant to be. What You Know is the perfect song to dance to at parties. I’ve certainly got the impression that most of the band’s music belongs on a party playlist, that’s for sure.
With off-beat, bouncy guitar riffs, Undercover Martyn is fast-paced and exciting. Like with the band’s other songs, there is something distinctive with each track. In this case, it is a fluttering guitar melody. On top of that, a frantic drum beat also adds to the craziness of this track. This is another track which really supports the idea that Two Door Cinema Club are a feel-good Summer band.
I may have rediscovered them in January, but that doesn’t mean that this bright, euphoric band can’t be listened to throughout the year.
What do you think of Two Door Cinema Club? Which is your favourite track? Comment below!