State In The Real – Penn State Music Scene


Today’s feature band is Northern Ireland’s Two Door Cinema Club, a “music-mad trio and their debut album – so fresh off the presses that they haven’t decided on an album title yet – fizzes with invention and sparkling tunes. It’s undeniably pop, and it draws on electronica/electro, rock and Afro-beats without ever recalling hopeful dilettantes, but the sum is greater than any ‘indie electro pop’ parts. The album also re-defines short, sharp and sweet – 10 songs, 32 minutes and no wastage whatsoever – as classic debut albums should be…”

(from Bonnaroo website description of the band)

The sound is funky, fun, dancey, pop and a lot of fun:


Alex Trimble – Lead vocals, Guitar, Synths

Sam Halliday – Guitar, Vocals

Kevin Baird – Bass, Vocals

Benjamin Thompson – Drums

Genre: Indie rock, electropop, post-punk revival,dance-punk

Latest Album: Tourist History Remix

Hometown:  Bangor and Donaghadee, County Down, Northern Ireland