Happy 8th birthday Tourist History!
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Hi all,

Today marks the 8th anniversary of the release of Tourist History! On the 1st of March 2010 the band’s debut album was released in the UK by Kitsune and signed by Glassnote records (however was released earlier in Japan and Ireland, and as late as the 27th of April in America). Either way, it can be agreed it has been a long period of time, so here’s a reminder what was happening to the band in 2010!

Recorded in Eastcote Studios in London with Eliot James in July 2009 before being mixed in Phillipe Zadar’s newly opened studio was a result from Zadar seeing the bands potential after watching them perform in a small venue in Paris. Zadar also mentions how enjoyable working with the band was, despite struggling to understand their Irish accents in an interview with NME: “Their stuff was already tight—I was just able to give big bass, big highs and something a bit large! They are completely crazy about music—there is not one hour when they don’t listen or download something from a blog. They remind me of me when I was a teenager.”

In the two years following the release, the band performed headline tours in the UK, Asia, and America twice, alongside numerous festival appearances worldwide. Alex says the bands performance at the main stage at Reading festival is very special to him, admitting that he went speechless words into the opening song, What You Know because he was overwhelmed and amazed by the size of the audience:

While touring the world, the band also had an appearance on the American late-night talk show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, on the 18th of January 2011 performing the song, What You Know, which later became their biggest hit off the record. Other hit singles from the album include Something Good Can Work, I Can Talk, Come back Home and Undercover Martyn which all feature individual music videos.

The album reached first on the Irish Independent Album Chart and peaked at 24th on the UK album chart in May 2011, aligning with and leading the surge in popularity of accessible indie pop/rock scene at the time. By July 2013, Tourist History was certified platinum (over 300,000 sales) by the British Phonographic Industry. As of November 2016, the band has sold over 340,542 copies in the UK alone.

A documentary by BabySweet about the lead up of the release of the album, You Think You Know, You Don’t Know was also released! I definitely recommend to watch this documentary, it really sums up the best parts of the Tourist History era effectively, covering the band, music scene and Basement People in 2010.

Tourist History was nominated as Best Album and the band was nominated as Best New Band for the NME awards in 2011, and won the Breaking Woodie award from mtvU in the same year.

Tourist History also was the winner of the Choice Music Prize in March 2011. The band selflessly donated the £10,000 prize money to Abaana, a Northern Ireland Charity based in Bangor, their hometown.

If you haven’t yet, I recommend listening to the album again tonight to celebrate the 8th anniversary of this beautiful album!

Talk soon Basement People 🙂


Basement People in 2017
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Happy new year Basement People!

What a year it has been for TDCC! This year Two Door continued to bring Gameshow to venues worldwide, here are some of the best Basement People moments from this past year:

Asia Tour

Two Door kicked off the year by heading to Japan, Korea and Singapore; Korean basement people showed their love creatively by throwing paper planes to the band onstage! TDCC were also presented with gifts and a beautiful cake that they shared on instagram:

Thanks for the awesome presents basement people! Korea FTW

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Two Door also appeared on MTV Japan, as well as on a Japanese television show where all three of them had little idea what was going on. This has little to do with TDCC fans, but I had to include it because I find it hilarious:


UK Tour

Soon after the band set off to tour the UK, starting in Birmingham with support acts Anteros and Sundara Karma. Two Door kindly launched #TDCCUKtour to showcase some Basement People photography of the tour on their official site.

I was also incredibly lucky to see the boys play in Southampton! To show my Basement People spirit I wore gameshow glitter facepaint, held a ‘Basement People love you’ banner front row and I got to meet Basement People in person which was truly wonderful. Alex Trimble smiled at me too. Dreams come true sometimes.

An honorable mention goes to Sophia Zamolodchikova, who presented a meme of Alex Trimble as an egg circulating the internet created by Basement People to the man himself, in Brighton.

I can’t distinguish Alex’s emotion in this photo… Is he happy? Slightly disappointed in us? Or secretly proud of his fans?  We will never know.

TDCC pulled the UK tour to a close by playing two sold-out shows at Alexandra Palace, London. Footage filmed of both nights, including some close-ups of some lucky Basement People, was used to create the final music video for Gameshow, Lavender:

One of our site admins, Maybrit was able to go and meet the band at the after party too!

Read about her experience here:

Grosse Freiheit 36 / The End Of The European Tour

European Tour

Merely a week after performing in London, Two Door set off to play Europe with support acts Blaenavon and Parcels. Our original site admin Saoirse was lucky enough to see Two Door for the tenth time! Read about her experience here:

Tales from a parisian basement


South America Tour

Not only has 2017 been a great year for Two Door Cinema Club fans, it has also been a great year for Two Door themselves as fans! In late 2016, you may remember the band mentioning they are a fan of Devo as well as doing a cover of ‘Whip it’ on Radio 1 – this February, they were lucky enough to receive a remix of Bad Decisions by Devo:

In Columbia, a lovely fan met Alex and sent me this! Forever grateful for your support Karen!

At Lollapalooza Brasil, the boys were shocked (and incredibly happy) to notice that Ronaldo was watching their set! Here they talk about their love for the footballer:

US Fall Tour

Alex recognized and showed artwork by fan Elise to the audience of when she threw her fan art on stage in the form of a paper airplane:

I only threw 2 art planes on stage and one of them got dragged by Alex's guitar cord. I wasn't sure if he spotted it and I was like "It's like the other art planes, he's probably not gonna pick it up" <- definitely thought too soon. One thing I noticed is that he was jumping around everywhere and seemed to be stepping on every spot on the stage, but he avoided the plane??? So I was like "wait, did he see it?" Okay *inhales* let me have a moment. Okay. After "Are We Ready" was over, Kevin was talking to the crowd and then I see Alex bending down and I sAW HE WAS PICKING UO THE ARTPLANE, SO MY EYES JUST FREAKING WIDENED AND I GRABBED MY DAD'S SHIRT AND JUST WENT "HE'S PICKINB IT UP, HES PICKING IT UP" AND THEN HE OPEMS IT HWNSHOWS IT TO THE BARRICADE CROWD AND i jUST STARTED SCREAMING LIKE A MANIAC "ALEX, ALEX" And everyone I met at the barricade and knew about my idea (one of them being @fun_in_the_sun98) just looked at me like "Ho-Lee Crap" And so they all started screaming "OVER HERE!!! RIGHT HERE!!!" And before I knew it, there was a crowd of fans all pointing at me. I just started crying because I was Sh00k™ to the extreme.

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Similar to what occurred in Seoul, paper gameshow-coloured hearts were given out by Basement People which were held throughout the concert. The band posted on Instagram, saying that the felt the love too!

Holy shit! Moscow you were crazy last night. We felt the love. Hope you felt it too.

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Another lovely Basement person also dedicated her heart to me <3 thank you Julia Prok!

It has truly been an amazing year for Two Door Cinema Club. The band has been able to travel the world thanks to the support by you Basement People.

Two Door will next be playing in London this year for their biggest headline show at Community Festival, on the 1st of July. I’ve got my ticket! Hopefully I will be able to see some of you there too 🙂

Happy New Year,


Community Festival tickets
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Hey guys!

Tickets for next summer’s Community Festival in Finsbury Park, London went on sale this morning. Two Door are headlining alongside other acts such The Vaccines, You Me At Six, Circa Waves and Sundara Karma.
The question is…did you get your tickets?!

Let us know on twitter!

Talk soon basement peeps.

Much love,

Community Festival headliners!
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Here it is #basementpeople, Two Door’s big news!


The band will be playing their biggest headline show to date as a part of Community Festival in Finsbury Park, London this first of July!

Tickets go on sale on Monday at 9am, a limited amount of pre-sale tickets are availabe now!


WIll you be there?! Let us know on twitter! We hope this fantastic news lives up to your expectations!

Talk soon folks!

Much love,

The boys are back…again!
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The boys are back and so am I!

How have you all been?! First of all a huge shoutout to Maybrit who has kept this website going while I’ve been busy with other commitements. You go girl!

Now, as you all probably know by now, I love taking trips down memory lane. Only yesterday my facebook informed me that “on this day two years ago” I shared a basementpeople.com post called “The boys are back”. I remember saying to my Dad that they’ve been back almost as long as they were gone. Where did that time go?!

Anyway, two years on, the band post this on their social media…

You saw it, announcement friday at 12pm GMT! I’ll be live tweeting so get in touch!
What do you think the boys will be announcing? A new album? A new tour? Let us know!


Until friday!