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The Story Of… Two Door Cinema Club

Two Door Cinema Club are quite possibly the biggest British indie band in the world right now. Their songs pack a certain je ne c’est quoi, but it’s also their story which makes them so special.

While we’re waiting in anticipation for their amazing show at Community 2018, we take a look at their journey – starting with their humble beginnings at school…

Formed in 2007 after meeting at Bangor Grammar School, Northern Ireland, the band’s first EP ‘Four Words To Stand On’ put them on a path they would never expect.

Fast-forward a few months and the explosive young indie-rockers had signed to Kitsuné, the French electronic indie label, before tracking their debut full-length at Eastcote Studios in London – no easy feat, since Arctic Monkeys, Maximo Park and Jake Bugg have all made records there. There, they made their breakthrough album ‘Tourist History’.

In the lead up to the album, they released the one-off single ‘Something Good Can Work’, subsequently capturing the hearts of thousands. The track remains a festival favourite. At the end of that year, they were shortlisted for the BBC Sound of 2010; a year that would prove to be an absolutely enormous leap for the band, who were still extremely young at the time.

In the space of 12 months they went from supporting Delphic in 300-capacity venues to in 2010 playing two sold out UK tours and packing out Shepherds Bush Empire in London.

The band became a household name and a unique attraction at festivals and sold-out concerts, continuing to win fans across the globe.

In 2012, they released ‘Beacon’ and stayed on the road until the following year, before taking a well-earned break to write a new record.

2016 started big for the Irish trio, who now had enough traction to see them as regular headliners. Early in the year they announced they would be releasing a new album, and in April they announced this to be ‘Gameshow’. The massive first single, ‘Are We Ready? (Wreck)’ had its first play in June on Radio 1, before the fantastic album itself came out in October.

Fact: They invested the first £1000 they made into buying a van from a dog grooming business (in around 2008).

Come hang out and see Two Door Cinema Club play a once-in-a-lifetime show at Community 2018 – tickets are on sale now!