Two Door Cinema Club have promised a big 2016 to their social media followers, following an extended break from both recording and live performance over the last couple of years.
The Northern Irish act had already confirmed a number of festival shows in the US, Germany, France and Mexico in late 2015, but the promise of new music in 2016 will be their first new material since the ‘Changing of the Seasons’ EP, released in September 2013.
Their social media accounts were silent between mid-2014 and October 2015, with some band members making appearances as DJs during that time. Their last live performance as a band came in December 2013 shows in London and Blackpool, with appearances in mid-2014 in Bournemouth and as headliners of Latitude both cancelled due to illness.
Frontman Alex Trimble – who provided the vocal for lighting of the Olympic flames at the London 2012 Olympics – has been developing an alternative career as a photographer.
See the band’s 2016 post on Facebook, below:
Trimble’s first exhibition of 30 images went on show in August 2013. It was a collaboration with Belfast photographer Jamie William, and told the tale of a trip between two friends, a Mustang and the open road.
Mustang Margaritas featured images taken by Trimble and William across America, including shots of the Nevada desert and Las Vegas. Speaking about the exhibition, Trimble said “To get lost and found again through the lens of a camera, escaping life as we live it with a close friend is an unforgettable experience that I dearly wish to share with people through these pictures.”