In honor of their first Coachella appearance (the entire lineup of which was announced this week), my Best Band You May Not Have Heard Of for this week is Two Door Cinema Club, an alt-rock trio from Northern Ireland. Their debut album, Tourist History, was released March 1, 2010 in the UK (April 27, 2010 in the US) to solid critical acclaim.
The band is young (formed in 2007) as are its members (these kids can’t be more than 23), but they seen quite a bit of success: Tourist History certified silver in the UK. TDCC has opened for well known European bands like Foals, Phoenix, and Delphic and is currently making US rounds.
Two Door Cinema Club sounds like Franz Ferdinand meets Vampire Weekend, with some electronic bits and cool samples thrown in too. Their songs are upbeat and infectious, their instrumentation modern and layered. Tracks to check out include “Cigarettes in the Theatre,” “Something Good Can Work,” “I Can Talk” -all of which can be found on the band’s MySpace – and newest single “What You Know,” which is right here:
P.S. The album is currently available to download from Amazon for $5. DOO IT.