On the second night of a back-to-back gig at Stubb’s, Two Door Cinema Club and opening act Robert Delong ran the house at the Austin-favorite music venue. Bandmates Sam Halliday, Alex Trimble and Kevin Barid, and their indie-pop sound, managed to play a set of original tunes all the way up to their more contemporary tracks.
It’s apparent that they’re a hard band not to dance to. And that’s not including the fact that as the band took the stage fans rang out like a gang of preteen girls at at ‘N Sync concert. But how can you blame the ladies? Women seem to go a little loco over the whole skinny jeans, poppy jams and Irish accent thing.
Opening up with “Sleep Alone,” the set progress into other tracks, like, “This Is The Life,” “Sun,” “Pyramid,” and went on to close out with “Handshake” and “Eat That Up.” Followed by the accustomed encore for a crowd in Austin, with “Some Day,” “Come Back Home” and “What You Know.”
All in all, the main act’s set took us from the now and back to the MTV debut days a few years ago for Two Door Cinema Club. Not so bad considering opener, Robert Delong, a spotlight in the progressive world of electronic music, really lit the crowd up with his face painted, peppy as hell performance behind everything from a microphone, drum kit and beat machine. Consider it a modern beat laboratory.