Frontman says he hadn't even heard 'Caliban's Dream' when he accepted Olympic Opening Ceremony gig
Two Door Cinema Club‘s Alex Trimble has spoken abut his performance at the Olympic Opening Ceremony.
Trimble sang ‘Caliban’s Dream’ – a song written specially for the ceremony by Underworld‘s Rick Smith – as young athletes carried the Olympic Flame around the stadium before they lit the Olympic Cauldron to Pink Floyd‘s ‘Eclipse’.
In an exclusive interview in this week’s NME, which is on newsstands from today, or available online, Trimble said: “Rick Smith from Underworld who wrote the song ‘Caliban’s Dream’, his daughter Esme [who also sang at the ceremony along with opera singer Elizabeth Roberts], she’s a fan of ours, she got Rick into the band.”
He added: “I’d already said yes before I heard the song – I love Danny Boyle’s films and I’m a big fan of Underworld. As soon as I heard it I just fell in love with it. My favorite moment was probably the Queen and James Bond, that was a big surprise to me on Friday, because although I’d seen the ceremony four times in rehearsals there were little bits that Danny wanted to keep totally secret.”
Arctic Monkeys not only played their debut single ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’ but also covered The Beatles‘ ‘Come Together’, while Paul McCartney closed the four hour long event with a version of The Beatles‘ ‘Hey Jude’.