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Two Door Cinema Club: False Alarm review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week

Two Door Cinema Club: False Alarm review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week

(Prolifica Inc)The Northern Irish trio have embraced electronic pop, but they fail to give their strong hooks any personalityDoes 2019 offer a more baffling musical phenomenon than the continued success of what you might call second-wave noughties indie? Not the bands that erupted into the public consciousness at the start of the decade, with their huge hit singles and era-defining albums and identifiable images eagerly co-opted by fans – Coldplay, the Killers, the Libertines et al – but the ones who came five years later, damned as “landfill indie”, so nondescript you imagined them convening for rehearsals and peering puzzled at their bandmates: “Sorry, do I know you?” Continue reading...

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