Every now and again I go through the releases I haven’t had a chance to listen to, just in case I’ve missed something. Undercover Martyn is just such a release.

Now, I’m not a massive fan of indie. The vast majority of releases sent to me, especially in 2008, were by God-awful Libertines clones that had all the originality and intellect of the massively lauded Oscar winner Crash (the worst film ever made, fact). I was left bereft of words to describe the same old shit.

But this track by Two Door Cinema Club manages to break the mould. It’s not exceptional, but it is irresistibly upbeat with a guitar riff and pretty lyrics that lifts this single to a higher standard.

A few days later and it’s still playing in the back of my mind.

So finally, an indie track worthy of praise.

Release Date: 22/02/2010 (Kitsuné/Co-Op)

Simon Zaccagni

‘Accidental Editor’ of Silent Radio from its inception in 2009 through to 2020. None of this was planned; I’ve never been in a band, never been part of the ‘music scene’ and never expected to be the gaffer of a music website with loads of dedicated music loving writers. I bought my first record when I was 8 and haven’t stopped buying since. I love crate digging for bizarre and weird stuff, but equally happy ploughing through press releases looking/listening for something I’ve never heard before.