I fell in love with Two Door Cinema Club’s music at the right time. Whilst at university, I came across their past two albums – Tourist History and Beacon – along with Changing of the Seasons, and admired their unique style and memorable guitar riffs. This was just before they recently announced that a third album, entitled Gameshow, will be released soon. Yesterday, the first single, Are We Ready? (Wreck) premiered on BBC Radio 1 – signifying a return for a band many people have missed.

In a photo the band posted to Twitter last week, they said that Two Door Cinema Club is “bigger, better and stronger”. With Are We Ready? (Wreck), the track certainly gives that impression, but also hints that the trio haven’t severed ties to their previous work. In their debut album, the vibrant guitar melodies were the main aspect of their music which made them stand out in the industry. Now, this returns, with the track beginning with bouncy guitar and funky bass riffs.

Unlike the relaxed guitar and bass at the start, the drum beat – and the rest of the song – is quick to progress towards a more fast-paced rhythm. Although the transition between the two grooves wasn’t the smoothest of changes, it certainly adds an exciting element to the track – something built upon during the anthem-like chorus.

If I was to compare Are We Ready (Wreck) to other artists or songs, then lead singer ‘s vocals sound slightly similar to Irwin Sparkles (from The Hoosiers) in the chorus. Plus, if you loved the pulsing and rapid track, Go! from Public Service Broadcasting, then you’ll love the driving drum beat in this single.

On a separate note, the album artwork is yet another neon design – something adopted by The 1975 for their latest album, and the Electoral Commission for their EU referendum marketing. Is this a new trend? 

Gameshow is due to be released on the 14th October.

What do you think of Are We Ready (Wreck)? Are you glad to see Two Door Cinema Club return? Comment below!