Irish trio Two Door Cinema Club return with their fourth album, and while it’s recognisable for the synth-laden indie gems we expect, it’s also a complete release from any creative restraint they felt before.
But mostly it’s kind of bizarre, in the best way possible. False Alarm swings from synth-pop to futuristic indie, disco, funk and electronica; there’s the slinky disco bass of Nice To Meet You, the futuristic smokers’ lounge that is Think, the Sgt. Pepper’s throwbacks on Break and the ’80s teen-film montage feeling that rings through Dirty Air and Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Lyrically, the record digs into shifting social climates, environmental crisis and human dependency on technology – you know, all the lovely, cheerful stuff.
False Alarm by Two Door Cinema Club is out June 21 via Prolifica/PIAS.
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