Monday, October 7, 2013

Live Review - Two Door Cinema Club @ Ed Sullivan Theater

October in New York City is a special time in history of Northern Ireland's Two Door Cinema Club. It was this month, three years ago, when the pop-rock / electronic band gained the city's attention at the 2010 CMJ Music Marathon when the then rising band headlined a sold-out Webster Hall. Years later, the band would return to play CMJ but at larger venues and now, tonight, it felt like it was back where it started in an intimate setting. The band played a packed Ed Sullivan Theater for the special Live on Letterman series.

Like a bright ray of sunshine in the middle of the summer, Two Door Cinema Club bursted onto the stage after emerging from the back of the theater and began playing their catchy, well thought and orchestrated material. While the band are working on their third album, they just released their new EP, Changing of the Seasons and have been in town promoting it, where they also performed on The Late Show with David Letterman earlier tonight. From their more well known tunes from their two albums Tourist History and Beacon, it was new tracks, including the title track single from Changing of the Seasons that had fans thrilled that their was new material. Changing of the Seasons sounds more mature, more grown up but still fun, which matches the bands look. They look more mature, grown up but still know how to have fun and make a good night great. With songs like "Something Good Can Work," "I Can Talk, "Sleep Alone," "Sun," and "What You Know," fans were dancing in the aisles and wishing for more. Before the bands brief but thrilling 45-minute set came to an end, singer Alex Trimble said, "This is surreal, fantastic, but surreal! Thanks for joining us!" It was the same joy and excitement in Trimble's voice that he had three years ago at the end of his bands 45-minute Webster Hall set that had all of New York convinced they were poised for bigger and better things, on a night tonight performing on a program like Live on Letterman, we were all right.