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Label: Parlophone
Released: 14 October 2016

After a long hiatus, Two Door Cinema Club’s return is something everyone has been waiting for- and they’re back with a bang.  Gameshow is a record that creates vibes reminiscent of The 1975 in places, such as on second album track of the album, ‘Bad Decisions’, whereas tracks like ‘Are You Ready? (Wreck)’ and ‘Gameshow’ recall their 2010 album Tourist History. This time, however, the album has a positive feeling with strong bass lines, electronic beats as well as snappy guitar lines.

Tracks such as ‘Ordinary’ and ‘Fever’ have a chilled out vibe to them and allow for the occasional head nod. The album goes from having those 80’s feelings, which seem to be getting more of a ‘thing’ year and year out, to then going to the use of electronic beats as well as weaving in short, clever guitar solos to introduce songs.  

Just the use of a single set of harmonies on the track, ‘Good Morning’, has been able to get people talking about the return of the band, and the wait has been long enough. Stand up and take a bow, Two Door Cinema Club, you’re wonderful.

Track list
1. “Are We Ready? (Wreck)” 
2. “Bad Decisions” 
3. “Ordinary” 
4. “Gameshow” 
5. “Lavender” 
6. “Fever” 
7. “Invincible” 
8. “Good Morning” 
9. “Surgery” 
10. “Je Viens De La” 

9/10

Words by Josh Abraham

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