The Irish indie-pop outfit has no qualms about going mainstream.
GONE are the days when Irish trio Two Door Cinema Club (TTDC) performed at old, musty pubs barely filled with (drunk) listeners.
After its debut release Tourist History in 2010, the band – comprising Alex Trimble, Sam Halliday and Kevin Baird – shot to fame, climbing music charts around the world and bagging the Choice Music Prize for Irish Album of the Year.
By the time the lads rolled out their second album, Beacon, in 2012, the band’s music has been used many times over in films, TV commercials and videogames. Even Academy Award-winning film director Danny Boyle, who was the artistic director of the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony, chose Trimble to perform at the grand international sporting event.
These days, TDCC is busy shuffling between cities around the world, performing before thousands of screaming fans at a time. “We don’t get back to Ireland very often, but when we do it’s mostly time spent hanging out with our families and drinking Guinness,” vocalist and bassist Baird told Star2 in an e-mail interview.
The band is involved in more than 40 music festivals this year alone.