If you’re the kind of pop music fan who finds yourself a bit dismayed when you turn on the radio and rarely hear songs that sounded like they were created using real, live instruments rather than bleeps, blips and bloops from some super producer’s laptop, we’ve got exciting news for you. Say hello to Two Door Cinema Club, a young Irish trio that are VH1’s latest You Oughta Know artist. Their highly danceable sound pays homage to the slinky basslines and jangly guitars of the late 70s and early 80s New Wave movement, but with a modern twist: Their drummer is a MacBook Pro.
Yeah yeah yeah, we know we just got done decrying the influence of inorganic, computer-generated noises on today’s music scene, but the three gents who make up Two Door Cinema Club use modern technology not as a crutch, but rather as a perfect finishing touch to their highly melodic sonic palate. Take one listen to the songs that vocalist/guitarist Alex Trimble, guitarist Sam Halliday and bassist Kevin Baird put together and you’ll quickly recognize that the three understand how to leverage technology to put a distinctive spin on an instantly familiar sound.
If you have yet to hear the band’s latest single, “What You Know,” well then, now’s the time to tell you that it’s catchy as all get out. One listen will quickly turn into two, and the next thing you know, you’ll be humming the chorus to yourself for the next few weeks. How are we so sure? Well, let’s put it this way: It happened to us, too. Check out the video below.