Good bands with the word “club” in their name: Tokyo Police Club, Bombay Bicycle Club, and, er, Slow Club (in there mainly to make up the numbers – they’re actually pretty annoying). It’s a small, selected circle that Bangor’s Two Door Cinema Club are asking to join, and, after listening to their debut album, you’d have to say that their chances are pretty slim. There are few massive grievances (in fact, the combination of clean-cut guitar lines and electronic drums is initially quite pleasing) but you can’t help but think that you’ve heard those slightly whiny vocals, that four-to-the-floor indie beat, and chiming guitars too many times before – oh, that’s right, it was when The Wombats were rammed down our throats via every TV teaser ever. Sorry boys – entry to the League of Goodness is denied.

By Matthias Scherer

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