If you sat aghast at the wonderment that was the Olympic Ceremony, even the most cynical had to admit that the music was, for the most part, pretty damned special. Well, up until the final discordant climax perhaps (we draw the line, eh Paul?).
In amongst the erecting chimneys, twirling batons, flowing dresses and G.O.S.H. sequence (nice one, Mike Oldfield), one Alex Trimble's contribution to Underworld's euphoric techno hybrids was vocalizing on 'Caliban's Dream'. The Industrial Revolution hadn't looked so poignant and fascinating since history O Level and the gently chiming epic with Trimble crooning and percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie subtly dabbing xylophones etc.
Of course Alex has a day-job to go back to - Two Door Cinema Club - and it's time that he and his charges resumed the momentum that the band have created with their sparkling debut album. It's been two years since 'Tourist History' hit the shops and servers and in that short space of time, the band have had acclaim and awards thrown at them, including the Choice Music Prize in 2010 and headlining the NME Awards Tour in 2012. Oh and they played something called the Glastonbury Pyramid Stage last year.
Following a summer peppered with festival slots such as Reading, Leeds, Belsonic and, next week, Sziget in Hungary, the band will be thrusting new songs in your ears at four intimate album-launch shows. Ladies and gentlemen - Two Door Cinema Club give you 'Beacon', the second album due out September and a string of shows to boot.
The short tour calls in Birmingham on 4th Sept, Manchester on the 5th, then Shepherd's Bush on 6th and finally Dublin on the 7th. They've got support in the shape of Citizens! and The Cast Of Cheers (the latter in Dublin only) and we will have tickets on sale from 9am on Friday. These will sell out in minutes so bookmark this page.