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Two Door Cinema Club sells-out Tricky Falls


The Irish indie band, Two Door Cinema Club, is finally making its way to El Paso as they tour for their third studio album “Gameshow” Sept. 20 at Tricky Falls

The Northern Ireland band is comprised of Alex Trimble (vocals), Sam Halliday (guitar and backing vocals) and Kevin Baird (bass and synths). Two Door Cinema Club got their name from Halliday’s mispronunciation of their local cinema, Tudor Cinema.

TDCC formed in 2007 and it didn’t take long for them to find success. Their first release was their EP “Four Words to Stand On” (2009). Tracks “Undercover Martyn” and “Cigarettes in the Theater” started to get attention online and it wasn’t long until the band signed a record deal and released their first album, “Tourist History.”

“Tourist History” featured many of the songs off their EP. They first came up on the indie music scene with “Undercover Martyn.”

It was their 2008 hit “What You Know” from the same album that gave them a higher push into mainstream indie and was the biggest hit from “Tourist History.” The song peaked at No. 64 on the UK singles charts and No. 22 on the U.S. Alternative Songs chart.

Their follow up album, “Beacon” (2012), peaked at No. 17 on the Billboard 200 and No. 6 for alternative albums. The sophomore record brought their most successful single to date, “Sleep Alone.” It peaked at No. 19 on the U.S. Alternative Songs chart and No. 32 on the U.S. Hot Rock Songs chart.

The album received favorable reviews and saw enough success to motivate the decision for the band to release a four-part documentary, “What We See,” which shows them on tour prior to the release of the album.

Their songs have been featured in a number of movies, TV shows, video games and commercials. Their hit, “What You Know” is also used as the theme music for the BBC Radio 4 show “It’s Not What You Know.”

Their latest album, “Gameshow” shifted the band’s sound toward a more funk/dance rock one. It received very mixed reviews and hasn’t seen the level of success the previous albums have had.

Lead singer Trimble cited Prince and David Bowie as inspirations for this last album. He referred to the style of the album as “out-there pop and avant garde craziness.”

Their “U.S. Fall” tour kicks off Sept. 13 in Portland, Oregon.

The show is sold out and doors are set to open at 7 p.m. Circa Waves will open up the show around 8 p.m. Tricky Falls is located at 209 S. El Paso St.

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