Saturday, May 12, 2012
SATURDAY'S SCOTTISH SINGLE (Part 31)
The Cinematics were an alternative rock band from Scotland, consisting of Scott Rinning (vocals and guitar), Larry Reid (lead guitar), Adam Goemans (bass) and Ross Bonney (drums). The original line-up, with Ramsay Miller on lead guitar, formed in Glasgow, however, the members originally met at school in Dingwall.
The band were signed to TVT Records in 2005 after playing at an In the City showcase gig in Manchester. Their debut album A Strange Education was produced by Simon Barnicott (Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Editors, Kaiser Chiefs) and Stephen Hague (New Order, Blur, Pet Shop Boys), and released on March 6, 2007.
In early 2008, it was reported that TVT Records was suffering financial difficulties and was forced to file for Chapter 11/Bankruptcy. The label and its assets were purchased by New York-based digital-distribution company, The Orchard. Much of the TVT roster was dropped, but The Cinematics’ recording contract was retained. Around the same time, the band parted company with Ramsay Miller, who was replaced by Larry Reid, who had previously played with the band live on tour.
In their Myspace blogs, the band reported at various stages that they were writing and self-producing their second studio album, despite suggestions that it would be produced by Richard Gottehrer (Blondie, Dr Feelgood, Richard Hell). The Cinematics' second album, Love and Terror, was released on 6 October 2009.
The band released a five-track EP, entitled Silent Scream EP, on May 22, 2010. The EP was recorded partially live while on tour during late 2009 and early 2010. As with Love and Terror, the EP was produced by guitarist, Larry Reid. In 2010, Reservoir Media Management acquired 100% of the Cinematics publishing assets which had formerly been administered by TVT Music Enterprises, LLC.
The Cinematics began recording their third studio album in Berlin in 2010.
In July 2011, however, Reid announced in an interview with The Pop Cop blog that the band had split up before completing it. (click here for said interview)
The track 'Rise and Fall' from their debut album appears in the 2011 Hollywood box office hit 'What's Your Number', starring Anna Farris, Chris Evans and British actor Martin Freeman.
I actually have just the one piece of plastic by The Cinematics in the cupboard and I'm guessing it's quite rare. Its a one side 7" records:-
mp3 : The Cinematics - Be In The World (demo)
I bought it the one time I saw the band. I know this cos the ticket stub is still inside the sleeve of the 7".
It was in Glasgow on Friday 5 August 2005 when they opened for an up and coming band who could have sold out the venue three or four times over by that time in their career. The lead act was Editors. And as I'm sure Jacques the Kipper will testify, it was as fine a night as we've ever had at King Tut's...
I'm only sorry I never really picked up on The Cinematics for they were an excellent support that night.
Here's a link to a track they've made available on their website...one that would have been on the aborted third LP.
Next up.......Clare Grogan (so regular readers will know exactly what's coming!!!)