Community Festival
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Hello everyone,
summer is slowly coming to an end and so is this years festival season.
Me and Olivia were lucky enough to see the band at their headline show this summer, Community Festival. It was a day full of fun, sun and great music.
It was also the first time I met Olivia. After over a year working on this site together we finally got the chance to meet in person and enjoy the day together. We met up early and then made our way to the main stage where we were lucky enough to get to the front!

The line up included a nice mixture of rock, punk and indie music including previous Two Door tour opening acts like Sundara Karma & Circa Waves. It also featured the Vaccines, You Me at Six, Rat Boy, Marmozets and basque band Belako. Eveyrthing had a good pace to it with the bands sometimes playing up to an hour and then a short break in between.

Just as the sun started to set it was time for Two Door. The boys walked onto the stage with Touch the Sky playing in the backgrounf and then immediately started their set with Undercover Martyn (which I did not expect) and a dose of confetti and ended it with Sun and some impressive fireworks


The whole gig felt like a celebration of them and all their success as a band as they played through songs from Tourist History, Beacon and Gameshow.

I want to say a big thank you to all the organizers of Community and the security staff who took care of us front rowers all day by providing us with plenty of water. I would also love to give a shoutout to the lovely girl and her mom standing left of us for sharing some food.

It was so lovely to meet some of you basement people, even more lovely to finally meet and spend the day with you Olivia, and the absolute best to watch Two Door perform.

Were you there ? Let me know your story on Twitter!

Have a good day basement people!
Maybrit

The Basement People are back!
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Hiii guuuys!

How is everyone?! It’s been quite a while! What can I say, so far it’s been one of those years. Times flies, life happens…and somehow you’ve so much Two Door news to catch up on! You know how it is, am I right basement people?
You also may have noticed we had some technical issues with the website, luckily enough we’re all good again and back in business! Let’s get this started!

So! Where to start? Olivia has already covered a bit of summer 2018 here. As much as I’d love to cover Community Festival I saddenly couldn’t make it, however Olivia and Maybrit were both there, met up (amaziiing) and had the time of their lives! You can expect a post from them preeetty soon, in the meantime I can always dream…

We’ve also missed a few birthdays, though we did cover Sam and Kev’s via twitter. A huge (and belated) happy birthday to the wonderful Sam Halliday, the amazing Kevin Baird anf of course the one and only Ben Thompson! We hope you all had the best birthdays and wish you all the best for yet another year!

(Who else is looking forward to an Alex montage?)

And finally, the big news we’ve all been waiting for since Gameshow..

Yup, you read that correctly. The boys are back in town! What does that mean you ask? Well, it seems to me that the boys are about to drop a new album.

The boys recently announced that album number four will be finished next month! Though it won’t be out for a while according to Alex, it’s still definitely something to looking forward to! It’s hard to know what to expect now, with such a difference between Beacon and Gameshow.. Will they do something along the lines of Gameshow, something completely different?! Do let us know what you think on twitter!

On a more personnal note, I’ll be seeing the band in less than two weeks at Fête du Bruit in Landerneau, any fellow basement folks going? Let me know!

I’m off for now but will definitely be in touch soon, if not with some exciting news about the new record, some photos from my own upcoming Two Door adventure:

Talk soon basement peeps!

Much love,
Saoirse.

Two Door in 2018
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The boys are back!

In the run-up towards their headlining of Community festival on July 1st, Two Door has hit the road this month to France, Germany and Spain at Hurricane, Southside, Solidays, and O Son do Camiño festival, and are loving it!

The band also revealed on Saturday they are releasing limited edition Community festival merchandise, in collaboration with talented artist Babak Ganjei! I’ve seen no merch like it before, but I absolutely love it!

 

Meanwhile, an article by Digital Spy drops hints about Two Door’s future album, with Alex saying that there will be “interesting collaborations”, so exciting!

After a month of purchasing Doxycycline tablets on DoxyMed, all the pimples at the chin level disappeared, I still have it on my chicks, but the skin condition has improved significantly. I do not observe the side effects, the treatment is just fine, but not very fast. My dermatologist says that until the end there are still about three months.

If you have subscribed to the band, you may have heard that Basement People are now official on Facebook! They also wrote a beautiful description for the group too, showing their recognition:

“Basement People. Assemble.

Over the years we’ve heard stories from you, about new friends you’ve made at one of our shows or in our beautiful little online community. It made us think, “Holy sh*t, that’s awesome! How can we help!?”

So we thought, we need a place where we can chat gig memories, see amazing fan art, look at your gig photos and everything in between!

You guys are on the frontline in the battle for Two Door domination, and that means the world to us. As a thank you we’ll keep you buttered up with exclusive things, news and behind the scenes goodies.

General rules apply, i.e. don’t be a dick, be kind and remember no one is better than you, you’re not better than anyone else.

Simple, right? Those rules also translate well in real life (see, already sharing the wisdom).

Basement People enjoy Basement People

Alex, Kev & Sam x

Also, recent interviews with the band hint that new music alongside some ‘interesting collaborations’ that may be debuted at Community Festival!”

It’s a fantastic group, which is really active and kind! Click here if you want to join.

Maybrit and I will be going to Community festival, hope to see some of you guys there!

-Olivia

Happy 10th birthday Four Words to Stand on
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Hello everybody,
today marks the 10th anniversary of Two Doors first ever EP Four Words to Stand on!

Up to this day the record has never been released properly, but today is the day. Not only did the guys share the original demos of some of our favourite songs, but also some story behind it.

According to a post on Facebook they recorded the EP in Alex’s garage in Donaghadee and went on to create 500 copies that they sold at their first headline show ever!

They also shared a video of a mini documentary they did on the day of their EP launch :

I am so proud of how far the guys have come and can’t wait to see what they have in store for us!
Listen to the EP below:

Cheers,
Maybrit

8 years of Tourist History!
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Hello everybody,

Tourist History is 8 years old today!
I can’t believe it’s been that long since the record came out.

The record was originally released on 17 February 2010 by their then label Kitsune. Back then it debuted at number 46 of the UK Album Charts.
They also won the Choice Music Prize for the 2010 Irish Album of the Year, which was their first award ever won. They then went ahead and donated their price money to charity.

Whats your favourite song of Tourist History ? Let us know on Twitter!
It’s really hard to chose but I think mine is Something Good Can Work. To this day it is still my happy song.
Have a nice day!!
Maybrit