Two Door Cinema Club try to keep their heads out of the gutter in their new video for “Handshake.” Behind sparkling synthpop, the Northern Irish alt-rockers enter a bizarre reality where people are murdered and their decapitated, still-lucid heads are used as bowling balls, making for a grisly league night.
“Handshake” is on Two Door Cinema Club’s second album, Beacon. The band recently spoke to Rolling Stone about moving to different locations after living together during the recording of their two albums. “[It] feels like we’re sort of gaining independence in a way,” frontman Alex Trimble said. “For six, nearly seven years we’ve been a band and we’re gonna be individuals doing our own things in our own homes; it’s a privilege that we just haven’t been able to enjoy.”