Two Door Cinema Club are on the precipice of releasing their next record, titled False Alarms, this Friday. Before that, though, they’ve got a final tease for us: their newest single, ‘Once’.

Even better, this synthpop jam is accompanied by the announcement of three album release parties, hitting up Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne over the next few days. Any fans who attend get the chance to win not just the record on vinyl, but also tickets to Grapevine Gathering in November to catch the band’s headline set.

They’re pretty excited to bust out ‘Once’ in a live setting, but what’s the new track all about?

“The phrase ‘once in a lifetime’ came out in conversation and I started questioning what does that mean anymore?” Alex Trimble asks. “When everything is captured on a camera or viewed through a screen, and if you can watch it a million times over, is it once in a lifetime…?

“There’s also this idea that you are a product, everyone’s building their brand.”

Watch: Two Door Cinema Club – ‘Once’

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“I love the pop thing,” he adds, shifting the discussion to the album – recorded across London and LA sessions with U2, REM and The Killers producer Jacknife Lee. “I love experimenting and going to different places, I love doing things that are a little bit wonky and I love the idea of doing something we haven’t done before, why can’t we do all of those things at once?

“That’s what it was, doing whatever felt right… It sounds like Two Door Cinema Club – not a Two Door Cinema Club there’d ever been before, but that’s what I love. We can always do something new but it always feels like something we’ve done.”

You can order a copy of False Alarm here ahead of its June 21 release, and RSVP to the launch parties below.

Two Door Cinema Club False Alarm Australian album release parties

June 20 – Bloodhound Bar, Brisbane
6pm – RSVP

June 21 – All My Friends at Waywards, Sydney
11pm – RSVP

June 21 – Yah-Yahs, Melbourne
9pm – RSVP

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