This has been a breakout year for Two Door Cinema Club and Mumford & Sons. Both were fixtures on last summer’s festival circuit, and Mumford & Sons capped off their rapid rise to fame with a standout Grammy performance. This week, Two Door Cinema Club took a break from their busy touring schedule for debut album Tourist History to visit BBC’s Live Lounge, where they covered Mumford track “The Cave.”
The Northern Irish trio wisely forgo Mumford & Sons’ trademark bluegrass flourishes, taking the track in a straightforward indie pop direction that better suits their style. They swap the banjo for bright, jittery guitar and punch up the instrumental bridge with stronger drums and a catchy bass line. Their cover might not be as inspirational as the original, but it’s certainly more danceable.