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By HANNAH ELLIOTT, Robinson High
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When I first heard Two Door Cinema Club pulsing through the speakers at a surf shop two summers ago, it was the upbeat, infectious vibes that forced me to Shazam it. I only Shazam songs when the song really grabs my attention and makes me want to dance. Two Door Cinema Club is one of those bands that will do that to anyone, no matter what music you are accustomed to.
This groovy Northern Ireland trio is out with their sophomore album, Beacon, which doesn’t roam too far away from their first effort, Tourist History. It centers on irresistible guitar riffs mixed with lead man Alex Trimble’s calm, yet charismatic, vocals and gives off a consistent bubbly vibe.
The band definitely is starting to merge into less bubble-pop style, bringing in more synths and electronic sounds, but it isn’t trying too hard, which shows they are experimenting with their sound just enough so as not to scare anyone off.
Handshake is the standout. Trimble’s vocals hit unique notes, and the new electro influence shines through perfectly. Next Year is a jumpy mix of eclectic guitar, electronics and vocals working in perfect harmony.
Beacon shows off a new maturity for the Irish natives with skillfully crafted tracks and consistently catchy beats. Two Door Cinema Club passes through the dreaded second album doldrums unscathed, promising they and their retro indie tunes are here to stay.