Contemporary off the announcement of their fifth studio album, Hold On Smiling, in addition to the discharge of their euphoric new single “Great Life,” Two Door Cinema Membership are driving excessive with momentum. All through the final 12 years, the Northern Eire trio has shot from the tiny fonts to competition favorites, making appearances at almost each main music competition in each the US and Europe. And now, after a prolonged lockdown and with new music in tow, Two Door Cinema Membership are again on the competition circuit, together with an look at this 12 months’s Mad Cool Competition in Madrid.
With a lineup that boasts Metallica, Jack White, Florence + The Machine, The Killers, Muse, and Twenty One Pilots, Mad Cool additionally options some standout bookings like Foals, Glass Animals, CHVRCHES, Phoebe Bridgers, Carly Rae Jepsen, Deftones, Flume, Nathy Peluso, and lots of extra. Two Door Cinema Membership are set to carry out on the competition’s last day, which is Sunday, July tenth.
Mad Cool incorporates a bit greater than your typical music competition — the occasion’s organizers have labored tirelessly to foster a singular competition tradition, and it’s one which has artists beaming after they depart the stage. Two Door Cinema Membership certainly performed Mad Cool competition again in 2016, which was the competition’s inaugural 12 months, and so they’re actually wanting ahead to returning to Madrid this summer time. “Reside music in Spain is at all times improbable,” says guitarist Sam Halliday, “they at all times know the way to get together!”
Bassist Kevin Baird reminisced on the band’s 2016 efficiency as effectively: “I bear in mind the backstage space had all these ruins of a cathedral-type constructing,” he says, earlier than noting that Mad Cool has modified areas as they’ve gotten greater. Now moved to a whopping 5 days and set in a scenic open-air subject in Valdebebas, Mad Cool has solely gotten greater and higher. “You have a look at these lineups in festivals in Germany or within the UK after which Mad Cool comes round and blows everybody out of the water,” says Baird. “I don’t know the way they’re getting all these wonderful artists!”
Not solely that, Baird and Halliday each agree that there’s one thing within the water in Spain that fosters a very nice competition setting. “Portugal and Spain are at all times the perfect gigs in the summertime, by way of European festivals. Simply the tradition of dancing and going out at evening is so sturdy, and it’s all in regards to the music and dancing and having enjoyable,” says Halliday. “I really feel like generally the UK was as soon as a bit bit too caught up in a drunken tradition and chanting and shouting and moshpits and all that kind of stuff. In Spain, it’s a bit extra in regards to the music, I suppose.”
Much more distinctive is the chance to easily play in Madrid, which Baird notes is as a result of massive variety of festivals and venues “primarily across the Spanish coasts.” “You get lots of people there within the summers, so it’s very nice to be in Madrid itself.”
As for the competition total, remarkably, tickets for Mad Cool 2022 are nonetheless out there. So, should you’re trying to get your Two Door Cinema Membership repair earlier than their North American and European excursions this fall, you possibly can head over to Mad Cool’s web site and examine the number of ticket choices there.
With the promise of each new music and outdated tunes, Two Door Cinema Membership are a must-see act at any competition. As their Mad Cool efficiency will get nearer and nearer, it’s turning into clear that it’s going to be a present for the ages.
Editor’s Notice: Consequence is the North American media accomplice of Mad Cool and will likely be on the bottom throughout subsequent month’s competition.