By Sarah Hughes, Contributor.
Indie rock trio Two Door Cinema Club are releasing their new album, GAMESHOW, on October 14th. In anticipation of GAMESHOW, the Northern Irish band have taken a departure from the indie-rock sounds of their 2012 album Beacon and debut Tourist History to bring a Bowie-esque pop single ‘Bad Decisions’. The song opens with a long chordal synth and funky guitar run, a sign of the new experimental direction Two Door Cinema Club are taking on this track.
‘Bad Decisions’ presents a late 60’s disco sound that the band have never attempted before. The funk guitar slides and catchy drum and synth verses are a catchy opener, but the most surprising element of ‘Bad Decisions’ is frontman Alex Trimble’s falsetto verses. His slightly wobbly attempt is a great opener to the track which leads listeners into a funky chorus. You would be forgiven for thinking it’s a Daft Punk song with the heavy electric pop production, and fans of previous albums may be turned off. The breakdown gives listeners a fuzzy solo that feels slightly forced, especially over the repetitive ‘generation information’ lyric, but does give the track more depth than a solely average synth pop tune.
Comparing the track to ‘Are We Ready? (Wreak)’ ensures fans the whole album won’t be quite as disco as this track. The two tracks leave a hesitant promise of good things to come in the run up to the release of GAMESHOW. Overall, ‘Bad Decisions’ is a fun yet slightly overproduced track, which shows off Two Door Cinema Club’s ability to generate a catchy tune that will have fans coming back for more.