A few days before Halloween, we headed up to the Ogden Theater to sit down with one of the hottest bands in music, Two Door Cinema Club. Armed with a sheet of questions, our iPhone and a huge toothy grin, we sat down with bassist Kevin Baird and covered as much as we could in twenty minutes. Check out what he had to say about Halloween in the States, Guinness and working with Madeon.
TMN: Hey guys, welcome back to Colorado! Your guys’ first visit here was at the Bluebird, on Halloween night. I believe you guys said on stage that this was your first Halloween in America, correct? Now that you’re back here in the states again for Halloween, do you have costumes planned?
I think it would have been. Yes, that was a bit of an experience. We do not quite do Halloween the same way in Ireland so much, but it was fun.
We are in the process of working out [costumes] because we are playing in San Diego on Halloween night, so I think we are going to have to dress up. We are trying to brainstorm ideas, even though we have no idea what we are going to be. Should be a good surprise.
TMN: Speaking of that show, you guys were on your first headlining tour and played for a pretty small crowd. What was it like to return to Denver to a sold out show here at the Ogden?
It’s great! Denver, especially. It’s not exactly the same as New York or Los Angeles, where you have this big influence of European music. Other places can carry through – if you do a big show in London you can probably do a sizable show in New York, but maybe not in Denver or Texas. Thinking that is when you start to feel like you are actually doing something real, and it’s not just based on hipsters in the biggest cities. I think to come back, after not having much radio or whatever, and do Ogden, is great because it’s the only parameter that we have that more people are finding us and coming to the shows, buying the tickets.
Music sales and streams is all a bit warped because it’s really hard to analyze what’s really going on from that. Shows are the only real parameter that you have for it.
TMN: Alright, let’s talk about the early days. Alex, you and Sam met in Grammar school and then after a few other projects you guys created Two Door Cinema Club. What was the very first song you guys wrote together?
We wrote three songs in like a week. One of them is “Undercover Martin,” which we still play today, and the other two got phased out quite quickly as they weren’t very good. I think one was called “Secret Circus,” and it was very rubbish. Continue reading