‘Gameshow’ follows on from ‘Beacon’ in 2012 and their 2010 debut ‘Tourist History’. They also released their ‘Changing Of The Seasons’ EP in 2013.
The new LP was recorded in Los Angeles with Jacknife Lee (U2, REM, Bloc Party), who also produced their last album.
‘Gameshow’ will be released on October 14 via Parlophone. Scroll to see the album’s artwork below.
Singer Alex Trimble says of the new album’s sound: “We’re not embracing the pop that’s going on now in a melodic or structural sense. The two biggest influences for me were Prince and Bowie – both total pioneers who straddled that line between out-there pop and avant garde craziness”.
The band’s new single ‘Are We Ready? (Wreck)’ was premiered last night on Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show. Listen below.
Speaking to NME about their return, the band described the track as “rebelling against [consumerism]”. Guitarist Sam Halliday said: “The lyrics play on that and hating how the world is going in terms of commercialism and how people are addicted to social media and living on their phones.” Read more from Two Door Cinema Club here.
The band recently played a handful of surprise live shows in Ireland – their first since December 2013. The comeback gigs were billed as “a tribute to Two Door Cinema Club.”
They were advertised alongside a photocopy-style flyer featuring three cats, and saying “Bono says ‘we’re even better than the real thing'”, a quote ‘attributable’ to the Irish Times.