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The new basement people team!
The new basement people team! avatar

Hey basement people!

I’ve got some pretty exciting news for you guys today. As you know, a while back I asked you guys if any of you would like to become a part of the team as regular contributors. Well, it is with great pleasure that I can say we have three new members on board!
Introducing Maybrit Bulla, 19, from Spain, who will helping me redesign parts of the site (those bio pages, huh?), Ellie Brown, 15, from the UK who will be posting on the site alongside myself, and Olivia Lopez, 15 and also from the UK who will be helping out with the instagram account!
This is what we’ve decided for now, but things may change depending on how it all goes, so I suggest you remember these girls, because you’re going to be hearing a lot from them!
We’ve already had a few contributions from Maybrit before and she won two of our competitions, and you know Olivia of course, she helped us all wait for Gameshow with her fantastic challenge! You may not know Ellie just yet, but when you will you’ll love her!

We’re obviously very excited to be working alongside some new and fun people, because as you know it’s very much needed at the moment but also because we get to add some fabulous new members to the team! Here’s what Olivia and Maybrit have to say about it:

14813484_10210918042970800_978049383_n.jpgHello fellow Basement People! I’m Olivia (but you may know me as ‘Oliviay’ on Instagram as @hella_halliday), I’m from the UK and I’m happy to say that I am a new member of the Basement People Team. It’s such a privilege to be working with this fantastic team and special thanks to Saoirse for recruiting me and updating the site! It’s nice to meet you all and I’m looking forward to contributing on the site ❤.



Hello everyone, my name is Maybrit, I am a CGI Student from Spain and will be joining the Basement People Team to help re-design the site. It’s such an honour to be working with everybody on this beautiful Fan Site that I myself have been following for many years. I am really looking forward to talk to you all and help contribute to the site.

Thank you so much for helping out girls! We can’t wait to hear from you. You can find a little more info on our new members here!

In other news, just a quick congratulations to our very own Kevin Baird! As you know we very rarely post any personal news on the site, but Kevin did share this fantastic news on his public instagram, and I know you guys are so happy for him, so here’s to a long and happy life Kev and your beautiful wife!

Sorry ladies, this ship has sailed.

Une photo publiée par Kevin Baird (@kevinsbaird) le

I’ll be in touch soon no doubt.

I hope you’re all well!

Watch Two Door in the Live Lounge!
Watch Two Door in the Live Lounge! avatar

Hey guys!

As you know, Two Door were in the Live Lounge this morning.

They started off with a performance of Bad Decisions:

They then performed a fantastic cover of Sia’s The Greatest:

Let us know what you thought of these two live tracks!

Talk soon,

The basement people & Gameshow
The basement people & Gameshow avatar

Hey guys,

What a weekend it has been for us basement people! How many of you have listented to the album about a hundred times by now? Do you feel any different about it now that you’ve had a bit of time with it? I think Good Morning, a tracked I enjoyed but that wasn’t a favourite, is slowly growing on me! I’m also even more fond of Lavender. You guys may have seen Sam’s tweet about my hopes for them dancing to it on stage:

Heartbreaking, I know.

Anyway, speaking of Gameshow! I asked you guys to send me in your photos of yourselves with your copy, here are some of them:

First up a great one from the lovely Ifran Arif with his signed copy of Gameshow!
(Nice hair cut by the way!)










Next the lovely Ianthe Warlow with her Gameshow vinyl!gs












The next two are both from Sam Ward who pre-ordered a Gameshow deluxe bundle!
Can I just say the t-shirt looks amazing!


















This one is my own, so very much unsigned copy of Gameshow. I love it of course, but it will only be fully appreciated once it’s signed by all five of them.









And of course the people who made this record:

Thank YOU Two Door. As I’ve been saying, you’ve done it again.

If you’d like me to share yours on the site, send it in! I know some of you are still waiting to receive yours so once I have all your photos I’ll do something nice with them!

In other news, Kev had a chat with the people at the Red Bulletin (facebook & twitter) about some of their biggest musical inspirations.

“This was the soundtrack of my teenage years. Me and my bandmates grew up in a small town in Ireland that wasn’t a general stop on bands’ touring schedules, so instead we watched videos of rock bands like At the Drive-In. We would base our band’s live performances on how they played. This song in particular, I just love the energy and the craziness of it. It taught me a lot about writing songs.”
Kev on Rolodex Propaganda by At The Drive In.  Source:

Click here to discover four more tracks chosen by Kev!

And finally, don’t forget Two Door will be in the live lounge on BBC Radio 1 tomorrow! Tune in at 12pm GMT and enjoy the madness that is Gameshow live! We may even get another mention?

I’ll talk to you guys tomorrow!

Until then, keep well basement people,

Facebook live stream & Gameshow reviews.
Facebook live stream & Gameshow reviews. avatar

Basement people!

I know I said I’d post this yesterday, but you guys are used to me being a bit late on things now right? Anyway, I’m here now with plenty of Gameshow related things to share with you!

First of all, the live stream! For those of you who didn’t know, on the 14th of October, or Gameshow day as many of you are calling it, the band performed live on their facebook page to celebrate!


If you missed it, like myself, no worries! You can watch the whole thing here. How was it? I’m only just watching it, so I can only comment on how I am that Alex is wearing that jumper again for now, but I’m sure I’ll love it!

I also came across a few reviews of Gameshow on youtube and thought I’d share some with you guys! I enjoyed listening to people actually discuss the album, and though I don’t agree with absolutely everything I think they’re both interesting watches! Let me know what you think of them, and if you have reviewed the album and would like me to share it on the site let me know! Enjoy:

Finally, I’ve been collecting a few photos of you guys with your copies of Gameshow so if you’d like me to share yours on the site please send them in! You can send them via twitter, e-mail or on facebook if you’re in the basement people group. I want to see and share your excitement! I’ll be posting them early next week so send them in!

Until then, keep enjoying the magic of Gameshow and I’ll be in touch soon!

My thoughts on Gameshow.
My thoughts on Gameshow. avatar


What an album. I can finally discuss it. I first heard the whole thing just over a week ago, and though it feels like it was only yesterday because the songs still sound so new (only having heard the studio versions once, well a few times now) it also feels like it was aaages ago because I’ve been keeping so many thoughts to myself for seven whole days!
Quick reminder: Last week I went to prolifica management in London to listen to Gameshow before it’s release, so the first time I heard the whole album was in their office. I was trying to take everything in and pay attention to every little detail, as I knew I wouldn’t hear it again until the 14th (I didn’t know about the #twodoorlisteningparty at the time). I don’t know if that was a good thing or not because it kind of takes away from purely enjoying the music, but the songs were so good they kind of took over anyway.

So, here comes my totally biased review of Two Door’s fantastic third album.



I won’t discuss Are We Ready? (Wreck), Bad Decisions or Gameshow here as I have already commented on each of them as they have come out. I think they’re all great songs, my favourite being Bad Decisions. I had imagined the album being more like Gameshow, probably because that’s what the band chose as an album title, so more of a rock album in comparison to Tourist History and Beacon, but it actually sounds a lot more like Bad Decisions which is fiiine by me. This isn’t really a review, and I have actually tried to be as unbiased as is possible. This is simply some of my thoughts on each of the unheard tracks!

Ordinary – This was the first new track I heard whilst listening to the album, having already heard Are We Ready? (Wreck) and Bad Decisions. Though I was really impatient to hear something new, I listented to them first. I figured that’s what the band would have wanted, as that’s the order they chose to have them in on the album. The song wasn’t too unexpected, it kind of made sense in a way, considering what we’d already heard from the album, and based on the title I’d imagined something very neat and precise, and I think the song is totally that, especially the vocals and the synths. It’s a great song, I love it and it became an instant favourite. As I mentionned in this post, some were what I’d imagined, some were a slap in the face. Well I was pretty pleased with myself when I heard this one, it was one of the tracks that had me think “I know my Two Door”. Though I couldn’t say much at the time, I was delighted when they played it live and released the studio version of it as it was one I was really looking forward to hearing again! It’s full of the band’s new sound, yet it’s still very much them. Oh the irony of a song called Ordinary being so extraordinary..

Lavender – There is so much to be said about Lavender. What a song. When I first heard it I was very unsure about it. The beginning is so unexpected, Alex’s voice only recognisable because I knew it was him. I found the pre-chorus very Two Door, especially the “I won’t complain/I might just stay” parts. Not in a Tourist History/Beacon way, it just had their sound. The chorus is the part that had me unsure. It seemed like such a strange direction for the song to take. We’d had the slow beginning and the Two Door sound, and suddenly this almost boyband like chorus kicks in? The “oh oh oh oh” and the acoustic guitar parts are very pop anyway! And yet by the end of the song I wanted more of it, in a kind of guilty pleasure way. I remember actually laughing to myself at that point. When oh when have Two Door ever been a guilty pleasure. The bridge kicks in with quite a rock guitar riff, and then we’re back to boyband Two Door. If they don’t do synchronised dance moves to this on stage I’ll be very disappointed. So many feels.

Fever – Well as you know, Fever was the correct answer to our competition question!
I thought it was a good question because the beginning of the song is so calm, and I didn’t think you guys would associate it with a song called Fever, I know I wouldn’t have anyway! The beginning of the song just before the singing starts was kind of what I had imagined, but overall I found the song slightly slower than what I’d expected. I had imagined it sounding a bit like Someday, don’t ask me why. Still, I think it’s a great song, I particularly like the pre-chorus and all the funkiness going on during the chorus!

Invincible – I found the begining of this song also along the lines of what I had expected, quite slow yet you could sense something powerful was on it’s way. The rest of the song however was quite a surprise. It had much more of a romantic vibe than I had imagined. I could almost see Alex playing it alone on a piano, with a single spotlight on him, yet those guitar riffs really make that song what it is. Sam, what a man. It must be an Irish thing!

Good Morning – I hadn’t given this track much thought to be honest, so I didn’t know what to expect at all. I thought it had a very familiar Two Door sound, especially the bass and the vocals during the chorus, and yet it totally fits the new direction they’re taking. The synths in the pre-chorus have a very refreshing sound, I really enjoyed it! All in all, a good morning song.

Surgery – I found the beginning super weird, but after hearing the other tracks it kind of made sense if you know what I mean? It fits that moment in the album perfectly. It’s not for everyone, but boy I was so impressed by the verse. They’re taking so many risks with this record! It’s more of a dramatic kind of song in my opinion, espcially with some of the notes in the pre-chorus. I find it a very sparkly song if that’s a thing? This is mainly due to the guitars and the synths, the whole thing kind of has a dramatic feel to it too but in a really strange way. Like we were listening to something we shouldn’t really be listening to (or am I saying that because I’m Irish? Sam?). And that guitar!

Je Viens De Là – I absolutely love Je Viens De Là. From the first second I knew it would be a favouirte, I cannot wait to hear it live and dance along to, it’s going to be huge. The whole song is just brilliant, the rythm, the vocals and the chorus oh wow the chorus. My only disappointement there was that I was hoping to hear Alex sing in french but hey, we can’t have everything can we?

All in all I think Gameshow is an absolutely brilliant record, my favourite tracks are Bad Decisions, Je Viens De Là and suprisingly Lavender. I’m sure this will change, when I listented to it in London Ordinary and Fever were amongst my favourites and Lavender wasn’t, so I’m sure once it grows on us we’ll all be able to manage are opinions and emotions a bit better!
Do let me know how you feel about it guys, good or bad I want to know!

Thanks again to everyone who tweeted along yesterday, I’ll be back tomorrow with the results of our competition and of course to discuss the release of Gameshow! Be ready for some Gameshow fun, I’ve loads of ideas!

I’ll talk to you guys tomorrow!