Two Door Cinema Club have announced details of their fourth studio album ‘False Alarm’. The album will be released on the 14h of June 2019 via Prolifica Inc / [PIAS].
The band also unveiled their new single ‘Satellite’. It’s an infectious Krautpop-influenced slice of future pop that accepts as a species we’re “in it together”. It doesn’t matter if we’re influenced by Brexit, climate change or any other man-made modern day terror.
Details of the release were unveiled in a typically irreverent live stream. The event featured the trio launching the new album cover into space. They simultaneously provided commentary on the event and answered questions from fans. View the launch event here.
It’s Two Door Cinema Club’s first album to be released in full collaboration with Prolifica Inc. The album finds the three piece gloriously unshackled and creatively at the peak of their game. Across its ten tracks ‘False Alarm’ scans and satirises the social and environmental woes of 2019. This is done through the prism of wonderfully off-kilter pop, simultaneously borrowing from and warping elements of future pop, disco, rock, funk and soul.
Frontman Alex Trimble explains
“I love the pop thing. I love experimenting and going to different places, I love doing things that are a little bit wonky and I love the idea of doing something we haven’t done before, why can’t we do all of those things at once? That’s what it was, doing whatever felt right… It sounds like Two Door Cinema Club – not a Two Door Cinema Club there’d ever been before but that’s what I love. We can always do something new but it always feels like something we’ve done.”
Two Door Cinema Club’s eagerly anticipated fourth album also features ‘Satisfaction Guaranteed’, ‘Nice To See You’ and ‘Once’. These tracks address our relationships with the dopamine dispenser that is social media through a cheery New Romantic style. This style can be described as funk mixed with a moody Bowie-esque art-pop and grandiose synth-pop. Punk funk channeling anthem ‘Dirty Air’ has Alex prowling a ruined city’s dancefloors, posing through the ecological collapse.
More info about False Alarm
Recorded in sessions between London and LA with producer Jacknife Lee (U2, REM, The Killers), it’s an LP that takes the familiar and twists it, to startling and stimulating effect.
Take the distorted boudoir soul of ‘Think’, or ‘So Many People’, which electronically skews classic Chic-style disco guitar, and the multidimensional lounge pop of ‘Break’ which sounds like an AI trying to write a Beatles song. It all makes for a wide-eyed, culture-encompassing leap forward for the band, a record liable to break, ruin and remould pop in 2019.
The band made their comeback last summer. They did this with a landmark headline performance in front of 35,000 people at London’s Community Festival. Two Door Cinema Club are stepping back onto the music festival circuit this year. Performances are lined up at Radio 1’s Big Weekend and Glastonbury. The band also have headline slots at Truck, Tramlines and Y Not Festivals.
Crank up their new single, “Satellite” below:
Are you liking what you’re hearing? Pre-order the upcoming album HERE.
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