Two Door Cinema Club: ‘Biffy Clyro taught us how to be in a band’ – video

Alex Trimble says he learned his trade studying the Scottish rockers

Two Door Cinema Club have said that Biffy Clyro taught them “how to be in a band” – click the video above to watch.

The Northern Irish trio revealed that the Scottish rockers were a shared influence during their formative years and have ended up being their biggest career inspiration.

“Biffy Clyro were the band that brought the three of us together,” said frontman Alex Trimble. “We formed our first band and the first song we played together was a cover of ’57’ off their first record [‘Blackened Sky’].”

He went on to add:

We became kind of obsessed, I learnt to play every song on guitar and learnt all the words. That taught us how to be in a band, and be musicians.

Trimble also said that his dream collaboration would be a project with Daft Punk, adding: “That’s been my dream for years and years and years. We’ve met them a few times but they’re always really busy and doing something. That’s my number one dream.”

The video was filmed last week, when the band headed into NME‘s office to play a short acoustic set for an invited group of fans.

The band are currently on the NME Awards Tour, playing alongside Metronomy, Tribes and Azealia Banks. They will visit:

Norwich UEA (17)
O2 Academy Birmingham (18)
Cardiff University (19)
O2 Academy Bristol (20)
O2 Academy Bournemouth (22)
Brighton Dome (23)
O2 Academy Brixton London (25)

To check the availability of NME Awards Tour tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

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