Two Door Cinema Club have the internet buzzing this afternoon. The Irish trio debuted “Sleep Alone,” the first single from their forthcoming sophomore album Beacon, and now both “Sleep Alone” and “Two Door Cinema Club” are trending on Twitter as evidence of a world as excited about these You Oughta Know alums as we are! Back again are the jangly guitars and danceable beats that remind us almost of New Wave, if only Ian Curtis could have had access to a MacBook, and we are so glad. Have a listen below, or download it for free off of their website.
VH1 News caught up with the guys last month in L.A., where they were still hard at work on their new album — and on a new diet. “We spend the first hour or so just drinking coffee and watching YouTube or something, and then we’ll just take it as it comes and work until 11 in the evening and then go home and do it all over again,” they said of their process. And in the off hours that they weren’t in the studio? They were out enjoying Southern California’s hills, sunshine and preferred roughage. “The most L.A. thing we’ve been doing is just eating really healthily,” guitarist Sam Halliday admitted. “I’d never heard of kale before.”
Worry not, though, that all that green might have dampened their sound in some way. It’s only seemed to make Two Door Cinema Club louder and more sure. “Sleep Alone” is just as fun as the Club’s past work, but bigger (the kick drum races faster while the guitar riff cuts sharper) and better fit to fill the growing venues they’ll be selling out if the rest of the album is as kicking. Beacon (out on September 4th) seems a sure soundtrack to many a dance parties and late-night drives this fall. Until then, as Twitter user @saintjimmyyyy says, “It’s always Two Door Cinema Club o’clock.”