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TDCC concert review and Updates
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Hey Basement People,

As many of you may know, I saw Two Door Cinema Club in Southampton earlier this week and needless to say, it was truly amazing! I’m going to share my experience of seeing the band for the first stime, get ready for some poor camera skills but outstanding content quality. 😂

Before I start writing an incredibly long and detailed description of the concert, I would recommend any Mexican TDCC fans to check out this amazing Facebook fanpage!

https://www.facebook.com/TDCCFANSCDMX/?fref=ts

First of all, I was lucky enough to get the prime spot of the concert – the center barrier! Definitely worth waiting in line, in the rain for 2 hours. Whilst I was waiting, I met up with Sara, a lovely Basement Person who had queued for 3 hours and kept me company. You can see her (on the right, wearing black) and me (wearing the stripey turtleneck) in the photo below.

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The first support band to perform was Anteros. The lead singer of Anteros kept reaching her hand out to me and it was honestly the best, she even replied to my tweet about it, thank you Laura!

Anteros were truly fantastic live, and I strongly recommend you listen to their music! Here’s one of my favourite songs by them:

Next up was Sundara Karma!

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The crowd got really excited, which I wasn’t not surprised with as the angelic Oscar Lulu was a couple meters away from me! Several songs, a lot of moshing, a few of crowd-surfers and unconscious fans dragged out of the venue later, the band ended their performance with their single ‘Loveblood‘.

 

The security guards thankfully gave everyone some time to drink water, cool down and mentally prepare for Two Door. Since a lot of people were moshing and pushing each other around, most of the Basement People I knew were no longer beside me at the barrier, and I worried as I thought that no one would want to help me hold my banner. Thankfully everyone around me was super happy with my banner and helped me hold it for almost all of TDCC’s performance! I cannot express how thankful I am for this, Basement People you are amazing! It was definitely one of my most precious moments of the night for me 💜

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(Photo credit to Hollywood Photos)

The lights dimmed, the intro music started playing and before I knew it Two Door Cinema Club was right before my eyes. It was such a surreal experience – I honestly could not understand that Alex Trimble was literally an arm’s reach away.

Two Door kicked off the show with Cigarettes in the Theatre, and within a few notes of Sam’s guitar, the entire audience was completely enthralled. The lighting fitted perfectly, exciting the already exuberant Basement People even more than I thought was possible! This was followed by the classic Basement People anthem, Undercover Martyn, where everyone sang every word to our song.

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Almost every time Alex had a vocal solo, he would crouch down directly in front of me, reach out, and sing to the audience. He was so close that I could the little space rock on his necklace which he has mentioned in multiple interviews, I’m pretty sure at that moment I was the luckiest Basement Person in the venue!

 

(I truly had the best view! Please ignore my screaming and my hand reaching out to Alex)

At Eat That Up It’s Good For You, one of my favorite songs by the band, I stopped filming and singing and simply closed my eyes and completely immersed myself in the music. When I opened my eyes, Alex was smiling and singing at me. Mr Trimble, your smile purified me thoroughly.

Two Door closed the night off flawlessly with Someday and the classic, What You Know. The security guards were kind enough to give me one of Ben’s Drumsticks and the Merch sellers promised to give TDCC my basementpeople.com banner! That means Two Door Cinema Club are aware this site, the fans, the basement people love them, which truly means a lot to me.

Two Door Cinema Club didn’t play their songs at the concert. They performed. The band’s confidence, skill and talent beamed throughout the evening. It was a completely unforgettable experience and I urge any of you who haven’t gone to a TDCC to see them live.

Also, a big thanks to all of the Basement People who said hello to me, helped me hold the banner and made my concert experience fantastic! It truly means a lot to me. 🙂

Talk soon,

Olivia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updates and US Tour
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Hi basement people,

Despite only returning home from their Asia tour a few days ago, Two Door have still been busy, including announcing new tour dates and featuring on television, as well as preparing for their UK tour which kicks off in three days. I will be going to see the band at Southampton Guildhall in February, so if you’re going don’t hesitate to say hi to me, I would love to talk to you all!

If you weren’t lucky enough to get tickets for the UK tour in the general sale, TDCC are regularly re-tweeting basement people selling their tickets so you may still have a chance to see them. Currently one ticket is on sale for the O2 Academy Leeds concert (30/1/17) and two tickets for Manchester.

Two Door have also announced that they will be playing in Mexico City on the 21st of March! You can buy tickets here.

The band have also announced their April US tour! Tickets are available here.

Finally, the band have confirmed that they will be playing at Dour Festival in July and Boardmasters in August. TDCC have definitely spoiled us with tour dates this year, I hope they are playing near you all!

Apart from announcing tour dates, Two Door appeared on Radio X, and also created quite a masterpiece…so good that it is soon being put on auction for the charity Make Some Noise!

The band also discussed the worst things they had done on tour, where they would be studying if TDCC did not work out and their experience in Asia live on Facebook, but if you missed the live stream you can watch it here.

Lastly, Two Door performed their single Ordinary on Soccer AM earlier this morning! If you live in the UK you can watch it through Sky on Demand, if not they kindly put the video on Twitter so you can watch it there!

 

 

That’s all of the updates for today! As I mentioned earlier, I will be going to TDCC’s Southampton concert in February! You can identify me as I will be wearing Gameshow coloured (pink/purple/turquoise) stripes on my face and holding a banner saying ‘Basementpeople.com loves you’. I’m looking forward to finally to see the band live and basement people for the first time 🙂

Talk soon,

Olivia

Made in the Basement Covers featuring Adrian and Jeremy
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Hi Basement People,

Lately we have been mentioning our Made in the Basement page, such as the wonderful fan art you guys have been submitting! Thanks so much again to everyone who sent in you work! You can view all of the art here, and if you want to send in your work please contact us.

Moving on, I’ve seen many Two Door covers online recently, and we would love to feature them on Made in the Basement! For example, Adrian and Jeremy have been running an amazing YouTube channel for the past three years, and regularly post videos ranging from TDCC covers to tutorials and live streams. They are so talented and passionate about the band and it’s great to see.

Adrian was kind enough to talk a little more about what his and Jeremy’s work:

“Jeremy and I have been on YouTube since 2013 and we would cover our favourite bands off camera and decided to cover all of Two Doors songs when we saw that very few songs of theirs were covered. I knew that from the start our goal would be to share our love for the band by playing their songs and dedicate a channel to them so they can hopefully see it one day, all while building a small fan base for ourselves. We completed covering all of TDCC’s songs and moved to covering other bands like Last Dinosaurs, Foals, and Phoenix, which gave our viewers something to watch while Gameshow was being created. Now we have started covering some of the new songs off the album, most recently being “Bad Decisions”. Unfortunately, YouTube has made it difficult for us now to post covers due to copyright issues but we will continue to try our best to post them since this is our passion and we love to share it with everyone. I have recently joined a band and will be posting our own music on the channel towards the beginning of the year as well. We are so thankful for all of the support throughout the years and I cannot wait to show everyone what we have in store next. Big shout out to the basement people for reaching out to us and sharing our channel, we welcome any new subscribers and hope you enjoy all the Two Door covers :)” 

What they do is amazing so you should definitely check their YouTube channel out! Here’s their beautiful cover of Bad Decisions:

Jeremy also filmed this fantastic tutorial of Are We Ready? (Wreck):

Here’s also their cover of Cigarettes in the Theatre, one of my personal favourites!

 

We would absolutely love to hear some of your TDCC covers. Contact us or get in touch with me though Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr or Email if you want to submit your work and we will put it on our Made in the Basement Fan Covers page. All of your music will be greatly appreciated!

Special thanks to Jeremy and Adrian for letting me featuring them on the site.

Talk soon, and I’m looking forward to your submissions!

Olivia

 

Your Fan Art
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Hello everyone,
For a while we have been working on updating our site, and one aspect of that is the Made In The Basement section.
Over these last few days we have received some beautiful Fan Art from some of you guys and wanted to show it to you all! Thanks so much to everyone who submitted their work though Instagram, Twitter, email and Tumblr. You are all such a talented bunch, so you should definitely check the page out.

Here is some of the wonderful work you guys submitted!

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Some lyric art of What You Know by Mark Mallinson, we love it!

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Alex by Forgetfuldisarray_art. She is incredibly talented for her age, so follow her Instagram page here to see more of her work.

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Here’s some lovely digital art by Chris! We had to include the drawing of Sam in a dinosaur onesie too, it’s so cute. They also run a TDCC fan account on Instagram, follow here.

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Lillifir sent us three watercolour portraits of Two Door, including this one of Kevin. They are all so pretty, thanks for sharing!

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Aberdeen2024/nothingbuttwodoors  submitted nail art to us, including this one of Alex. The detail is amazing, she is very talented.

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Here’s some more digital art by Bruce. We love the style of it, thanks for submitting!

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Isoro-art and Bruce also collaborated to make this masterpieceBruce sketched it, and Isoro-art coloured it.

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Felix submitted this lovely digital art of Sam! It makes us as happy as he is there.

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Wonderful inked and digital art by Holly, the detail is fantastic! Support her on Talenthouse and Facebook.

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I (Olivia) also submitted some work, hopefully it’s up to standard!

Again, thanks so much to everyone who submitted their work. It’s a privilege to have your art on the site.

If you’d like to share your work on the site, contact Olivia via twitter or instagram! You can share art work, a video, a cover.. If you’d like to share a photo of yourself for our “Basement People and the Band” or “The Basement People” sections you’ll also need to contact Olivia, you can’t upload directly to the site!
Talk soon,
Maybrit & Olivia.

Europe Tour Updates
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Hi basement people,

TDCC announced on Twitter today that they will be playing in Utrecht, the Netherlands on the 28th of February. Tickets will be on sale this Friday!

Two Door also announced that Blaenavon and Parcels will be the supporting acts for their Europe tour too. Here’s some of their music you can check out:

That’s all the news for now! As Saoirse mentioned her last post, we’ve almost finished updating the site thanks to her and Maybrit’s work! The only pages which now need updating is the band member’s bios. If any of you are interested in doing this, don’t hesitate contacting us! Your input would be greatly appreciated.

Take care,

Olivia.