Two Door Cinema Club – Are We Ready (Wreck)
Returning with their first new material since 2012’s ‘Beacon’, Two Door Cinema Club are back with new track ‘Are We Ready (Wreck)’, which is lifted from the trio’s forthcoming third album ‘Gameshow’, out in October.
What’s most notable about Two Door’s return is just how big ‘Are We Ready (Wreck)’ sounds. Its children’s choir “nah-nah-nah”ing sounds like it was built for arenas, whilst its lopping bass and layered finale is as slick as the County Down boys have ever sounded. The accompanying video is a clever and sleek production, with the band paying homage to the track’s lyrics as they feature in clips for airlines, beer and pills. ‘Are We Ready (Wreck)’ might not be as instant as anything off the band’s debut LP ‘Tourist History’ but rest assured, when it clicks, it sounds as good as Two Door Cinema Club have ever sounded.
Tinie Tempah – Mamacita
Tinie Tempah keeps momentum rolling following the success of ‘Girls Like’ with the next single from his forthcoming third album ‘Youth’, out in September. The Wizkid-featuring ‘Mamacita’ has a clear Latin influence whilst maintaining the London rapper’s signature sound.
The Latin influence on ‘Mamacita’ works well, with brass instruments featured throughout, played out in the background over Tempah’s signature wrapping. As with ‘Girls Like’, Tinie’s new track ‘Mamacita’ may not be instant, but you’ll be singing along in no time, especially with Wizkid (who recently featured on Drake’s huge #1 smash ‘One Dance) providing vocals on the track’s memorable chorus. It has every potential to dominate the airwaves all summer long.