REVIEW: Two Door Cinema Club - Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

Two Door Cinema Club at the Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

Two Door Cinema Club at the Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

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Better late, than never... After five years on the scene, gold and platinum selling albums, world tours and four Glastonbury appearances, Two Door Cinema Club played their first gig in Blackpool.

But it’s certain they’ll be back after Thursday night’s crowning bow in the Empress Ballroom, Winter Gardens.

Two Door Cinema Club

Two Door Cinema Club

Playing before a frenzied mosh pit they rattled through numbers from both their latest offering, Beacon, and perhaps better known songs from their debut album, Tourist History.

The grand setting of the Empress Ballroom made for a perfect venue to bounce along to tunes to, the sprung floor complementing the many pints of cider to ensure dancing start to finish.

And it was made even more impressive thanks to a slick laser show.

While frontman Alex Trimble’s new found Californian twang betrayed the group’s Irish roots it was perhaps not so inappropriate as the band delivered a lights show worthy of any Hollywood set.

Launching a two-date mini tour the threesome graced the O2 Arena in London last night but it was by the sea, rather than the banks of the Thames, that they are likely to remember more fondly.

To some they may be indie by numbers or a poor man’s Foals but even the most hardened cynic about this genre of music, who had been expecting an average show punctuated by a few chart hits, would surely find a place to count this as among the most memorable gigs to be held in the resort this year.

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