TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB @ Metro City gets 9/10

Two Door Cinema Club @ Metro City
w/ The Creases, Last Dinosaur
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

9/10

Last night, UK indie rockers Two Door Cinema Club, returned to Australia after pulling out of Splendour in the Grass in 2014 due to health problems. As they played to a crowded Metro City, the band reflected on how long it had been since they had played in Perth, and settled on six years. Six years too many, but with a shiny new album and an excellent stage set, it was good to have them back.

The Creases

Brisbane band The Creases opened the show, and even after a bumpy start, which included a broken guitar string, they played well and were the perfect band to start off the night. They showed off their brand new single Is It Love? and finished with their dancey tune Impact.

Last Dinosaurs

Next up were Last Dinosaurs who have somewhat come out of hibernation for their tour with Two Door Cinema Club. They played a good mix of old and new songs and also worked in a cover of Daft Punk which transitioned into a rendition of Calvin Harris’ hit Slide and even included the rap verse. As Metro City started to fill, Last Dinosaurs filled the venue with their dreamy indie tunes.

Two Door Cinema Club

Finally Two Door Cinema Club took to the stage, and their amazing stage set lit up the venue as they opened with Cigarettes in the Theatre. Next came Undercover Martyn, Do You Want It All? and This Is The Life, all of which delighted fans and got the venue singing and dancing along.

The first song they played from their new album Gameshow was Bad Decisions. The song’s strong disco vibes really got the crowd dancing. They followed this up with Lavender, another new song, which really showed off singer Alex Trimble’s excellent vocals.

Two Door Cinema Club

To celebrate playing their new album in Australia, the band added a song to their setlist that they “hardly ever” play, Je Viens De La. After this they played another old song, Something Good Can Work, before launching back into the new album, playing Are We Ready? (Wreck) and the title track Gameshow.

Two Door Cinema Club

The crowd enjoyed the excellent mix of old and new, and the band’s backdrop was a real highlight that helped to make the visual aspect of the show so excellent. It displayed ‘Oh’s for I Can Talk which flashed in time with the song, and a sunset backdrop for Sun which was the band’s last song before going off stage to prepare for the encore.

When Two Door Cinema Club returned to the stage, they played Someday and finally, crowd favourite What You Know which started with an intimate singalong to the chorus as Alex played it almost a cappella, before launching into the song.

Two Door Cinema Club

Overall the band were very professional and extremely tight, especially considering they’ve only recently returned to stage. They had the perfect setlist which included many fan favourites from all the albums. What really made the show so great was their stage set and lighting show, which was just next level. So many great vibes.

KIERRA POLLOCK

Photos by Linda Dunjey Photography

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