Before there was Bastille there was Two Door Cinema Club and for the last few years straight the Irish trio have swayed between masters of indie pop and indie rock design producing brisk and gutsy chunks of fragmented pop grit that ignite with a spark of spirited pluck.
Pluck yes, but no means luck; the melodic riffs helmed by front man Alex Trimble’s perky magnetic vocal create a magic of their own making and saw him land the prestigious role of supplying vocals for the track “Caliban’s Dream” used for the lighting of the Olympic cauldron at the 2012 Summer Games.
Fittingly the band followed on naming their sophomore album “Beacon” and as release No 3 “Next Year” is now lifted from the dexterous indie pop collection it has jumped into the hands of relatively new northern alt-pop band Shields.
Producing their own crystalline left-of-field leaning glam pop, the Newcastle band spice up the indie life of “Next Year” spiralling it into a blitzing maelstrom storm of searing electrical activity that rips this from the heart of the indiesphere and plops it into the realms of firecrackling alt-pop bangerdom.
By far the best part is that this electrically re-modified treasure is offered up for FREE to you and me.
Score. Immerse and enjoy!