By Lauren Simpson
With Glasgow a self-proclaimed second home for Two Door Cinema Club, they didn’t disappoint their home crowd at the Barrowlands last night, setting the venue alight with their formulaic indie pop.
Support act Bastille were a delightful warm up; their star has been rising quickly in the music world and they more than rose to this Tuesday evening occasion. Lead singer Dan Smith‘s vocals echoed around the room on tracks like Overjoyed and Flaws, while recent single Pompei had the most eager Two Door fans singing along.
Two Door were greeted with enormous cheers when they took to the stage, launching into recent single Sleep Alone, which proved a great starter and had the younger teens clinging to the barrier at the front, while their parents were happy enough to nod along to the catchy tune as they hovered at the back.
Playing a set littered with singles, including Something Good Can Work, I Can Talk and Undercover Martyn, mass sing-a-longs were the norm, which really opened my eyes to how relentless Two Door have been at producing formulaic pop tracks that light up a room – despite verging on being a bit samey at times.
Clad in their smart yet quirky shirts, the boys weren’t shy in slowing things down, with tracks like Next Year and The World Is Watching showing a surprisingly serious side to the band’s sound.
Onstage, Two Door appear too cool to offer any real banter with the crowd, but they did make up for this with a phenomenal light show – a definite highlight of the evening. Ending with What You Know, the raucous reception proved that their debut album Tourist History is still where the fan favourites lie. With a tight set full of crowd-pleasers, Two Door Cinema Club will no doubt be filling arenas on their next trip to Glasgow.