Challenging themselves to indulge in a wide and varied range of styles and influences stretching way beyond the traditional Two Door sound to take in Prince, Chic, Krautrock, Neo Soul and modernist pop, new album Gameshow (released October 2016) is by far Two Door Cinema Club's most enthralling record yet, albeit one full of the uncertainties of finding yourself and your place in the world.
Having spent the whole of their adult lives in each others pockets on a grueling ‘record-tour-promote' treadmill, the three school friends from Bangor, Northern Ireland took a self imposed break from band life. Giving themselves space to discover their individual identities outside the band, they all realized that for Two Door Cinema Club to have any future they needed space to alleviate the increasing passive aggressive tensions within it and battle their various demons.
Dispersing to their homes around the world, the band initially began to exchange thoughts and ideas that had excited them during their break over email. Sketches of tracks and ideas being openly discussed, pulled apart and reassembled from three corners of the world, and with the air cleared, the band reconvened in LA with renowned producer Jacknife Lee (REM, U2, Bloc Party) to get in a room together and record the album.
Re-energized by their self imposed hiatus, Gameshow is the sound of a band back in their stride, with a creative fire in their loins and a whole new centred sense of purpose. They've been to the brink, they've had their inertia. Now for the action.