I'm just gonna come right out and say it. Two Door Cinema Club are adorable. Like, I'm sure that cuts into the Irish threesome's credibility as indie rockers or whatever, but guys -- I'm sorry -- you're just so cute. Those indie pop songs are just so catchy. I want to put you in my pocket. You and your brand new Breaking Woodie.
Here's how I think of things: In the family tree that was the 2011 mtvU Woodie Awards performance roster, Foo Fighters are the cooler big brother, Sleigh Bells are the edgy, art-school sister, Wiz Khalifa is your brother's cool friend you have a crush on, Odd Future are the weirdo cousin everyone's afraid to sit next to at Thanksgiving, and Two Door Cinema Club are the lovable little brother.
Except in real life, Two Door Cinema Club are a group of award-winning gentleman capable of live performances that can get the entire city of Austin, Texas, (and anyone else watching MTV, MTV2 or mtvU at midnight) bobbing their heads in unison.
That was the case when Two Door Cinema Club took the stage at the 2011 mtvU Woodie Awards and put up a fantastic live rendition of "What You Know," the lead single off the album Tourist History, which has a cat on its cover. Their version of "What You Know" at the Woodies evoked the same cheekiness as the song's video -- white stage, primary colors flashing -- minus the litany of girls in tiny cheerleader skirts. Oh well. You win some, you lose some.
+ Watch Two Door Cinema Club's mtvU Woodie Awards performance of "What You Know."