Live Music: Two Door Cinema Club’s rowdy indie pop spectacle in Leeds

Katy Blackwood's thoughts and photos from their sell-out show at the O2 Academy Leeds

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Two Door Cinema Club’s live show at the O2 Academy Leeds on Monday was a rowdy indie pop spectacle.

Their flashy set, in front of a sell-out crowd of their fans, was a gorge packed with the classics and their newfound poppy sounds.

Two Door have clearly taken a page out of The 1975’s book, their latest music in the same glossy, youthful style.

And here the congested, youthful audience showed just quite how well they’ve been able to adapt and take their career to the next level.

Two Door Cinema Club on stage at the O2 Academy Leeds on 30 January 2017
Two Door Cinema Club on stage at the O2 Academy Leeds on 30 January 2017. Photo: Katy Blackwood

The floor and the balconies of the venue were packed to the rafters with millennials – plus a few older fans – that knew every song right back to 2010’s Tourist History.

The party started before their set with a swathe of dance hits playing loud, including Darude’s Sandstorm.

Once on stage, Two Door Cinema Club had a substantial back catalogue to draw upon, and those tracks – including Undercover Martyn and Something Good Can Work – were hits.

Their first album in fact featured most on the set list, although five tracks from 2016’s Gameshow were also played to acclaim.

Two Door Cinema Club on stage at the O2 Academy Leeds on 30 January 2017
Two Door Cinema Club on stage at the O2 Academy Leeds on 30 January 2017. Photo: Katy Blackwood

Strobe lighting and glossy staging accompanied throughout, and we suspect that the lads could be ready to step up to arena venues.

Two Door Cinema Club were joined on the evening by Sundara Karma and Anteros.

Two Door Cinema Club’s set list: Cigarettes in the Theatre / Undercover Martyn / Do You Want It All? / This Is The Life / Changing of the Seasons / Bad Decisions / Lavender / Next Year / Come Back Home / Ordinary / Something Good Can Work / Are We Ready? (Wreck) / Gameshow / Sleep Alone / I Can Talk / Eat That Up, It’s Good For You / Sun / Someday / What You Know

Check out Katy Blackwood’s photos of Two Door Cinema Club’s set:

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Katy Blackwood
Katy Blackwood is the Editor of FEISTY. She's been a self-confessed music geek, stan and encyclopedia since her childhood, loving both new and older sounds alike. Katy started out as a contributor to various magazines before founding FEISTY as an independent, female-led platform for new music.

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