Oval Space & Paris!
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Basement people!

What a past few days and weeks it has been. Sorry I haven’t been in touch, I too have been quite busy, though sadly not in the same way the band are, I am yet to release my first album, let alone fourth…

How have you been?! Have you been keeping up with the band? In case you’ve missed some of the latest updates, here is what the band have been up to recently.

On Saturday the 30th of March, Two Door played the Oval Space with support acts from fellow Prolifica bands Anteros and Circa Waves (both of these have recently released albums by the way basement people, check them out!). I sadly wasn’t there, so I’ll let fellow basement person Steve share his thoughts on the event!

So myself and my girlfriend Joanne love music and live gigs. We like lots of music but probably like a lot of ‘Basement People’ Two Door Cinema Club are ‘our band’. We both love their tunes and seeing them live.
 
Thanks to social media (and this group ๐Ÿ™‚ I spotted this ‘intimate’ gig was going onsale – so went for it and was lucky to get 2 tickets.
 
This was going to be the 5th time we had seen the band and the first time for a long while.
 
We got up to London quite early (despite our bus breaking down on the way to London ๐Ÿ™ We planned to find the interactive Bill Board in Shoreditch not too far from the gig venue – we found it but it had been replaced by a new poster for another band…!!
 
Anyway we got to the gig and the space was small – really small for a TDCC gig. Other times we had seen them had been 2000-3000 people and this was going to be around 1000 – and less than half that when we got in.
 
We found (what we thought was) a good spot right in front of the mixing desk and stayed there to see the support acts – who were both great – the crowd for Circa Waves was ‘a bit lively’ but a lot of fans seemed to love their set. Anteros were first on and for me the singer had a ‘Blondie’ style about her – good voice too. 
 
The highlight before the main act was right before Anteros came on Alex basically came and stood right next to us (less that 8 feet away anyway) we missed our chance to say hello though unfortunately as he moved to the back and then up to a small balcony area to watch the support bands.
 
We ended up moving closer for the start of the Two Door set and when it all started it did get a bit lively again – they came out and played the new single first which was greeted with a great deal of enthusiasm in the crowd – it sounded great. We were getting barged about a bit too much so moved back a bit into a more sedate corner – though everyone was dancing and singing along everywhere I looked – which was great to see.
 
What always impresses me about TDCC is how much energy they have onstage (and Alex unbelievably wore a roll neck top and jacket for the entire set – and it was super hot in the venue). They played awesome song after awesome song – playing tunes form all 3 albums as well as Changing of the Seasons. Just a stunning 20 song set – ending with ‘Sun’ which is the song that got me into them as a band – with a great sing along from the audience.
 
An amazing experience to see them play in such a small venue – and they all looked like they loved playing the gig which was nice to see.
 
The next time we see them will be outdoors (in the sun hopefully) at Truck festival, near where we live in Oxford. Fingers crossed for some more new music before then (July).
 
When the gig ended we met another ‘Basement person’ (and her friend) who was really great to meet. Talking to her it struck me how TDCC appeal to a wide range of people – sure there were many under 25s in the audience but there were also fans over double that age I would say. Myself and Joanne are 10 years different in age and there is no band that I would say we both love equally like we do Two Door cinema Club. Was a really great night.
 
Steve
Thank you so much for sharing your story Steve! From what I could see on social media, the venue did look smaller than usual, in such a nice way though, like a big friendly party. I’m so happy the band played Talk and to such an enthusiastic crowd! I’m also impressed at how they opened with it…bold move Two Door, bold move! I like it! Were you also there basement people? What did you think of their performance?
 
 

The band have been quite busy over social media, a few days ago they shared this fantastic photo:

Thoughts?
They’ve also been sharing some cool news about how Talk has been added to different playlists or been played on different radios, such as this one:

Pretty exciting, huh?

As for us, as you may remember, we launched a bit of a basement people project last month.

If you run a fanpage, please share our post/game, and if youโ€™re a basement person, please get involved! Send us your photos via twitter, via the bands Basement People โ€“ Official Facebook Group or via your local fan page such as TDCCBrasil who will then forward them to us so we can share them all!

We haven’t got that many entries so far, however the ones we did get are so cool!

Best – fanbase – ever!

If you’d like to participate, check out the post and get in touch!

Last but not least, the band have announced yet another festival, which will have my fellow french basement people barely containing their excitement. Two Door will be playing Rock en Seine festival in Paris this August!

I saw Two Door at this very festival back in 2016 and it was one my best Two Door gigs ever, I have so many happy memorires of that time and place. Music, sunshine and friends…what more could we want? I cannot wait to go back and see them again! Who else is hoping to go to this? Let me know and we can meet up!

I hope you’re all well basement people and still listening to Talk non stop, patiently waiting for a new single, an album date, name, artwork or something!

Talk soon my basement peeps.

Love,
Saoirse.

A basement people project
A basement people project avatar

Calling all my fellow basement people around the world!

We have teamed up with the wonderful TDCCBrasil and are hoping to team up with other fanpages to help promote this idea we had to bring us even closer together as a community, and closer to the band! If you run a Two Door fan page, be it on facebook, twitter, instagram or somewhere else, please get in touch, we could do with your support!

As massive Two Door fans, we too want to help promote the new single and album. Sadly, we don’t have the means for interactive billboards and phone boxes, however we do have some of the most passionate, talented and creative people I know (if you don’t know what I mean I suggest you check out our Made in the Basement section now)! And so we have decided to create our very own promotion, with your help!

What we need you to do is send us in your best Two Door billboard pics. To do so, you can go to a billboard and take a photo of yourself there, like this guy (does anyone know who he is btw, asking for a friend):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can also send us a pic of yourself with some of the digital content the app has to offer such as this filter:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally, for you basement people who don’t live near any physical or digital landmarks such as myself, just get creative! You can for instance take a photo of yourself next to a fire extinguisher, or print out some of the bands new artwork and make your very own miniature billboard! I have no examples to share as of yet but will be sure to upload some soon!

It would mean a lot to us if as many of you as possible got involved in this! We love sharing news with you but as I said the other night, the best part of running a fansite is sharing such fantastic moments with you guys!

If you run a fanpage, please share our post/game, and if you’re a basement person, please get involved! Send us your photos via twitter, via the bands Basement People – Official Facebook Group or via your local fan page such as TDCCBrasil who will then forward them to us so we can share them all!

I look forward to seeing you amazing content basement peeps!

Talk soon,
Saoirse

An intimiate London headline show
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Hello basement people!

A few hours ago the band announced an absolutely amazing event.

All I can say is the people who are lucky enough to get tickets for this are in for a right treat!

The band will be joined by fellow Prolifica bands Anteros and Circa Waves who will be supporting Two Door. Let us know if you’re hoping to attend this once in a lifetime event on twitter!

So exciting. Speaking of Circa Waves, you may remember me mentionning their very own special and intimate event with a guest appearance from none other than Alex Trimble! Were you there? Do you have any stories/photos/videos to share? Get in touch!

In the meantime, here is a video from Reading 2017 where Alex joined the band on stage for their song Fire That Burns. You may have seen this before, but I don’t think we’ve ever shared on basementpeople.com, so enjoy it!

Talk soon my friends.

Much love,
Saoirse

Annie Mac’s Hottest Record – Talk!
Annie Mac’s Hottest Record – Talk! avatar

Basement people, my beautiful, wonderful, magical fellow basement people…

What a show! I honestly don’t know where to start!

It was such a good evening, I had so much fun! Before the band came on some of us shared some of our Two Door style:

What about that tattoo basement people?!

I shared my outfit of the evening…

And some of you sent me yours!

What an amazing community!

We got a shoutout after less than 20 minutes with Annie Mac mentionning the basement people, the band were there and sounded so happy to be releasing something new into the world with Alex simply saying “Enjoy it!” before Talk was played for the very first time!

Based on my interactions with you guys on twitter I think it’s fair to say we did enjoy it!

What did you think of the song basement people? Did it live up to your expectations?

If you didn’t hear it live, check it out NOW!

I usually try not to have too many expectations with new releases, just in case…especially when it comes to Two Door, what if I actually didn’t like something they put out? Not to worry, they once again lived up to every single one of my hopes and dreams, and so much more, the song is simply amazing! Those drums, that bass, the deep backing vocals and so much more! As a fellow basement friend of mine just pointed out, if the album is anything like Talk we’re in for a right treat! I feel like they’re still trying new things though they sound a lot more comfortable and mature than Gameshow! They’re Two Door Cinema Club and they’re here to stay!
The whole thing was so exciting, with the band being there, discussing this new era and sounding so happy and proud. As always though my favourite part of the evening was sharing this with you guys! You were amazing! As I said, we got a shoutout after less than 20 minutes of the show, we gained so many new followers and my twitter pretty much blew up.
Best – fanbase – ever!

Let us know what you think of the song on twitter basement people. Here’s a quick shoutout to all of the fans who couldn’t listen to track live (different time zones, work or other), we’ve got your back, listen to it asap and let us know how you feel about it when you’re ready! I can’t wait to hear from you! I’ll be back real soon, probably tomorrow, to discuss this more with you! Until then, keep being amazing!

So much Two Door love,
Saoirse