Two Door Cinema Club have revealed new single ‘Talk’. Unveiled last night on BBC Radio 1 as Annie Mac’s ‘Hottest Record In The World’, the track is a joyfully off-kilter modernist pop masterclass, combining synth and electro-pop elements, spiralling left-field by way of broadside shots of wonky disco.
‘Talk’ is TDCC’s first new music since the success of 2016 album Gameshow - yet another UK top 5 album from the Bangor three-piece and a campaign which saw them sell out two night’s at London’s Alexandra Palace, draw one of the biggest Pyramid stage crowds of the weekend Glastonbury and complete the album cycle with a truly glorious headline set at London’s Community Festival in Finsbury Park - a show that saw them selling 35,000 tickets, marking their biggest headline show to date.
Two Door are a band who have spent their careers breaking down, reshuffling and rebuilding the parameters of pop, and ‘Talk’ is laden with the hooks, humour and wry social commentary that have kept them streets ahead of the field for the last decade.
Speaking about the new song, singer 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.”
‘Talk’ was recorded and produced in London and LA by longtime collaborator Jacknife Lee (U2, The Killers, REM). Reflecting the truly global nature of Two Door Cinema Club’s appeal, the reveal of ‘Talk’ was teased internationally last week with a series of Billboards in London, Paris, Brussels, Berlin, Sydney, New York City and Mexico City. See interactive billboard in Shoreditch, London here. The track is accompanied by a wonderfully playful video directed by Namibian-German conceptual artist and designer Max Sidentopf (who recently made the news with his Toto Forever installation).
‘Talk’ is also Two Door’s first release on the Prolifica Inc label, a new venture with PIAS and their long-standing management company that puts TDCC firmly in control of all aspects of their recordings and career. With over 2 Million albums and 1.5 Million tickets sold worldwide, and more than 2 Billion Streams and 300 Million views on Vevo and Youtube, with ‘Talk’ Two Door Cinema Club are beautifully poised to continue their dominance as one of the UK’s brightest and most enduring success stories of recent years.
Two Door Cinema Club are Alex Trimble, Sam Halliday and Kevin Baird.