Two Door Cinema Club: Birmingham – live review
Two Door Cinema Club
2nd Nov 2013
Louder Than War catch Two Door Cinema Club mid-way through an ambitious world tour promoting their new album ‘Beacon’.
This would be my third time seeing TDCC so I wasn’t expecting anything spectacular but nevertheless, I was slightly looking forward to it.
The northern trio kicked off their set with ‘Sleep Alone’, the first single from their latest album ‘Beacon’ which managed to automatically fill the audience with energy and joy. Up next was the trio’s hit track from their debut ‘Tourist History’ released in 2010, ‘Undercover Martyn’ which got the Academy jumping.
To my surprise, the majority of the setlist contained tracks from their debut album rather than ‘Beacon’ but the audience seemed to be more than pleased. Especially when classics such as ‘This Is The Life’ and ‘I Can Talk’ blasted out alongside whopping strobe lights and smoke effects. Alex Trimble’s vocals continued to stay on top form all night, especially for the intimate ‘The World Is Watching’ which he dedicated to all the couples in the audience (yawn). Alex, Kevin and Sam closed their energetic set with ‘Eat That Up, It’s Good For You’.
Two Door finally returned to perform ‘Someday’, ‘Come Back Home’ and ‘What You Know’ before waving goodbye to an energetic, ecstatic audience and claiming that they love Birmingham. Overall, a good set from the trio but lack of interaction with the audience was present which is happening a lot with indie bands. Despite this, the packed-out Academy held over 2,500 happy fans hostage. Next Year Two Door? (excuse the pun).