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Singer Alex Trimble says there's no truth in rumours the president booked out their Washington show

Two Door Cinema Club‘s Alex Trimble has denied reports that US President Barack Obama booked every seat for one of their gigs in Washington DC.

Last week it was rumoured that the president was such a fan of the Northern Irish trio, that he However, singer Alex Trimble tells NME that there is no truth in the reports. “It’s not true at all,” he says. “Kev [Two Door’s bassist] tweeted something from the Two Door account when we sold out the first night in DC. He made a joke on Twitter saying that Obama got his ticket early, then Music Week and The Sun picked up on it.”

“The last I heard it was on the front page of an Indian newspaper. It’s one of those things that started as a joke but it was taken out of context. It’s been funny though,” he says. When asked if Obama was a fan of the band, Trimble replied: “I have no idea if he’s a fan. Absolutely no idea.”

Two Door Cinema will release their second album ‘Beacon’ this Monday (September 3). The LP is the follow-up to 2010’s ‘Tourist History’ and was recorded in Los Angeles in April with producer Jacknife Lee (Bloc Party, U2, REM) in his home studio.