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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,

Competition results & my Gameshow challenge
Competition results & my Gameshow challenge avatar

Hey guys!

I didn’t post here yesterday but I was on twitter with some of you guys, sharing the Gameshow madness and magic. I’ll post about the album release later on today with your photos, some fun tweets and of course the live stream, but for now I’ve a few other things to cover.

First of all, the results of our competition!

Well, as you now know, the answer to the question was Fever. For those who missed it, the question was “You know the music you can hear in the trailer for the upcoming documentary by babysweet sessions, I saw the world today? Well, that’s a part of one of the songs off the album. All you have to do is guess what song it’s from & I’ll pick a winner at random amongst the people who get it right!”. Well, believe it or not, our lucky winner is yet again Maybrit! She was the only person to guess correctly, so she’ll be attending Two Door’s show in Alexandra Palace on the 9th of February with the person of her choice! Congratulations to Maybrit, thank you to everyone else who entered and better luck next time guys, we have plenty of fun stuff coming up on the site!









Now, I’ve got a 15 days of Gameshow challenge to finish don’t I!

7 – Opinions on Alex’s long hair?

It’s the best.

8 – What did you miss most about TDCCwhen they had their hiatus?

I missed their music of course, but I think the thing I missed the most was just knowing they were ok, healthy and happy. Not that we’re ever sure of that, I mean isn’t that what the whole Gameshow thing is about, social media and only showing what you want online, but still, news from them was always nice.

9 – Sum up the video to Are We Ready in one word.

I’m going to go with plastic. The video itself isn’t plastic at all of course, but the meaning behind that video stands out so much more than any of their other ones and the word plastic seems to sum it up for me.

10 – Sum up the video to Bad Decisions in one word.


11 – What is your favourite 2016 TDCC interview? Why?

This one because obviously.

12 – What is your favourite 2016 TDCC festival performance?

Rock en Seine, because it was amazing and beautiful and because I was there.

13 – Do you like the album cover? Why/why not?

I do, it’s simple but suits the new style. I also think it’s very recognisable and representative of the band now, I wore those colours on my cheeks at Rock en Seine during the summer and I somehow felt even more of a basement person for doing so, like it was our thing only us and the bend would understand. I don’t think there’s actually enough on it to not like it, I mean you could feel indfifferent about it but it’s that simple that there’s nothing there that would make you dislike it too much anyway.

14 – What is your favourite 2016 TDCC music video? Why?

The 360° one of Gameshow because I can’t chose between Are We Ready and Bad Decisions, because Ben and Jacob are in it and because Alex’s jumper.

15 – Tell us why you love TDCC.

They’re just wonderful people. They’re very talented and innovating musicians of course, but as people they’re kind and warm and true and that beats a good record any day. Lucky for us, Two Door can do both!

I hope that wasn’t too long and/or boring for you guys, I just haven’t been able to keep up with it every day. It’s been madness here at as you can imagine, but I’m happy I took the time to do it! Thanks again to Olivia for organising it, I hope you guys all had fun!

As I said I’ll be back later with Gameshow related news, so keep sending in your photos guys!

Talk later,

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!

Tell us your favourite song off Gameshow so far!
Tell us your favourite song off Gameshow so far! avatar

Basement amigos and amigas,

I thought we’d have a bit of fun while waiting for October the 14th. So far we’ve heard three songs off the new album, including two studio versions. Though both songs are in my opinion brilliant and promising, I do have a favourite..and I’m sure you do too!
They both seem to announce bigger and better things for the band’s future, both being very different and yet quite similar as they’re both a part of this new direction Two Door are taking.










So guys, I want to know what song you prefer so far! I haven’t included Gameshow in this poll as we haven’t heard a studio version of it yet and so it’s hard to judge. As I mentionned on twitter earlier on, no bad decisions are possible here as, let’s be honest, they’re both brilliant songs. Get voting guys!

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Talk soon,

European tour!
European tour! avatar

Fellow basement people of Europe, the wait is over, Two Door have just announced a European tour! Check out their announcement below:

How exciting is this? I can’t wait to see them play their own shows again. I must say, I was hoping for a few more french gigs but hey..maybe they’ll announce more? A girl can dream! Also, notice how Sam announced the North American Tour and Kevin the European one..does this mean Alex will be announcing the biggest one yet, an Ireland & UK tour? We’ll have to wait and see! Let us know what gigs you’re hoping to go to, I’d love to meet up with some of you in Paris on the 27th of Feb! Tickets go on sale this friday here!


Thanks again to everyone who has shown an interest in becoming a regular contributor for the site. I’m going back to uni this week and still sorting out some of the site’s pages so don’t worry if you don’t hear back from me straight away. I’ve read everything I’ve recieved so far and all I can say is it’s going to be tough making decisions here. One thing I’m sure of is no matter who we chose there will be no bad decisions made, you all seem so passionate and dedicated! I’d also like to thank Two Door for retweeting us the other day, I believe that helped bring attention to our post!

I’ll be in touch soon folks, until then let us know what gigs you plan on going to or if you’re still waiting for the band to announce some shows near you!

Talk soon hermanos & hermanas.