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- Posted on Jun 4th 2010 11:50AM by Mike Ayers
"In terms of the live show, we miss something when we're playing live," guitarist/vocalist Alex Trimble told Spinner during a recent Interface taping in our New York studios. "When people come to our shows, they miss something when there's no drummer there."
That said, the early days of being a three-piece with a drum machine did make things a bit easier as far as traveling goes. "It was very handy at the start when we were touring in our three-seater van. It made things very practical. Sound checks were very quick, easy to play in small clubs," recalls guitarist Sam Halliday.
'Tourist History' taps into the frenetic energy that early Bloc Party songs were lined with. Dance-y tunes like 'Something Good Can Work' and 'Cigarettes in the Theater' retain a familiar Brit-pop appeal, where Trimble is conscious of writing lyrics that don't rely on trite clichés. "There've been so many songs written about love. You don't want to be like spewing out the same thing over, and over again," he says.
For those curious about the band's name, it comes from Halliday's mispronunciation of a local movie theater, the Tudor Cinema -- "Tudor" was heard as "Two Door," and with that the club was formed. They've recently toured with Foals and Phoenix and this summer, they'll play every major festival around the globe. In other words, it's a good club to be in at the moment.