Some bands peer into the abyss. Others dive in headfirst. Others still find the abyss grows inch-by-inch around them, and only the greatest bands climb out. This last of these scenarios is the story of Two Door Cinema Club, from the outside one of the greatest alt-pop success stories of the decade. It was fan-driven fairy-tale stuff; three seventeen-year-old schoolfriends from Bangor Grammar School in County Down – singer Alex Trimble, guitarist Sam Halliday and bassist Kevin Baird – form a band in 2008 inspired by the fresh mutations in post-landfill indie rock of Foals and The Maccabees, but with a succulent melodic twist all their own. Only plucky French indie label Kitsune wants to sign them and media pay them about as much attention as a tramp busking ‘Yesterday’ yet, ditching plans for university, they throw themselves into the perma-touring life, hungry for self-built success. After two years of worldwide touring, playing to ever growing audiences, and culminating in headlining to a 40,000 sold out audience at Community Festival, London, in June 2018, the band has signed a new recording deal with Prolifica Inc. / PIAS. Alex, Sam and Kevin are now hard at work recording new material between Los Angeles, London and Belfast.