Being in a rock band is great, right?
Well yes–and no. For bands like Two Door Cinema Club, who find sudden and swift rise to fame, it quickly becomes clear that it’s not just about sex, drugs, and rock’n'roll. There’s the constant touring–which means living out of a suitcase while never actually getting to see the cities you visit–the constant media questions, and the constant pressure to deliver to your devoted fans.
The Irish trio recorded a series of behind-the-scenes films documenting what it’s like to be a buzz band. They’re all beautifully shot, but also very honest. Their fourth, and final video, shows them posing in front of a wind machine, wondering if anyone will show up to their secret gig, and cutting loose backstage. In short, both the wild moments and the monotonous ones that come with being rock stars. And we’ve got the exclusive premiere. Watch the video–and then pick up their sophomore album Beacon.
–REBECCA WILLA DAVIS