The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - LAU­REN MUR­PHY

Their self-im­posed break fol­low­ing 2012’s Bea­con was due to “pas­sive-ag­gres­sive ten­sions” within the band, but if any dis­cord re­mains within the Ban­gor trio’s ranks, it’s not au­di­ble here. Two Door Cin­ema Club made their name as writ­ers of über-catchy (if some­what throw­away) pop, stuffed with melody and colour. This time, Alex Trim­ble has dug a lit­tle deeper with his lyrics on the likes of Are We Ready? (Wreck), but the songs lose none of their dance­abil­ity. Trim­ble stretches his voice to a falsetto wor­thy of the Bee Gees on the spacey ’80s syn­th­pop of Bad De­ci­sions, the glit­ter­ball disco of Je Viens de La, and the zippy party song Fever. It’s Two Door Cin­ema Club ver­sion 2.0 – and it couldn’t sound funkier. twodoorcin­

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