Two Door Cinema Club have dropped an unexpected album of “lost” tracks from their early years titled Lost Songs (Found). Featuring a number of previously unreleased songs and an original demo of the now iconic Something Good Can Work, this is a gloriously nostalgic collection for any die-hard Two Door fan.
2019 was a mega year for the band, as they released their third UK Top 5 album False Alarm. Applauded by critics and supported by a formidable UK-wide arena tour, the band had seamlessly brought the mid-noughties indie haze from which they arose into a renaissance period. Not only that but they began to cement themselves as worthy main-stage headliners.
With their debut album Tourist History celebrating its 10th birthday in 2020, and the opportunities to celebrate this milestone becoming slimmer as summer festivals slowly disappear, it seems an opportune moment for the band to reflect on their origins.
Listeners are immediately greeted with that quintessential Two Door sound in the first few bars of opening track Not In This Town, a track surely now needs to be brought back into their live-set. The album then plunges into a very raw, original demo of Something Good Can Work which of course featured on Tourist History and is now a main-stay of their live shows.
Tiptoes; a somewhat funkier sound was supposed to make it’s way onto Tourist History however as the band have now revealed budget played a role in the decision to exclude it; “Back in 2009 we could only afford two weeks in the studio to record”. It’s also difficult now to see where the song would have comfortably sat on the track listing.
What follows from this is a short-lived but glorious reunion of skinny jeans, and twinkly indie guitar noises. Impatience is a Virtue takes on a rockier edge with a noise similar although not as attuned to early Foals.
If like me, you have an unhealthy love for Two Door Club which you’ve harboured since their early days this album is like receiving an extra level to your favourite video game. Listening fills you with a sense of de ja vu, combined with shiny new excitement finalised with real nostalgia.
If you aren’t obsessed with the band it’s still worth a listen and we’ll hopefully see some of these rarities making their way back into the bands live-shows.