Two Door Cinema Club unveil trippy video for new single 'Sleep Alone' – watch

The first single from 'Beacon' comes with a suitably weird promo

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Two Door Cinema Club have unveiled the video for their new single 'Sleep Alone', scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to watch it.

The video, which has been directed by French filmmakers AB/CD/CD, who have previously worked with the likes of Kasabian and Lily Allen, features Two Door Cinema Club playing as part of a dream sequence and sees singer Alex Trimble falling from a skyscraper on his bed and being chased by a train on the gliding piece of furniture.

The band revealed to NME recently that the track itself was inspired by Trimble's troubled, drug-induced dreams, with the singer explaining that he smoked cannabis to help him sleep when he returned from tour, which caused him to have strange dreams.

"I have a terrible time sleeping when I get off tour," he said. "It's horrible. So I was smoking a little bit every night before I went to bed and it was really influencing what happened when I was asleep."

He added: "I ended up having these really crazy dreams. I started reading about dreams and got really interested in lucid dreaming when you have full control over your dreams – you realise you're dreaming, but within your dream it also feels like the real world. There's a little of that in the song, but I never achieved it."

'Sleep Alone' was released formally on July 21 as a digital download and will be out as a 7" single on September 3. The band's new album 'Beacon' will also be released on September 3 – scroll down to watch a video trailer for the album.

'Beacon' 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.

The band will play next month's Reading And Leeds Festivals under headliners Justice on the NME/Radio 1 Stage and are also booked to play Bestival in September.

To read a brand new interview with Two Door Cinema Club in which they open up about the video for 'Sleep Alone', pick up the new issue of NME, which is on newsstands now or available digitally.

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