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Film

Atlanta, GA | Established. Jan 01, 1995 | SELF

Atlanta, GA | SELF
Established on Jan, 1995
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Feb
15
Film @ Echolounge

Atlanta, GA, None, USA

Atlanta, GA, None, USA

Jan
18
Film @ Masquerade

Atlanta, GA, None, USA

Atlanta, GA, None, USA

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It was about this time last year that Atlanta-based Film were making significant wanes on the local and national scene with their critically acclaimed independent release '..rolling..'. It seemed like every time you turned around the band was flying to New York or Los Angeles to showcase for a major label or to play gigs at venues like Los Angeles' House Of Blues. What ever happened to them? On the eve of signing a major deal with the Madonna-owned Maverick Recordings last March Film's singer Mike Lee abruptly left the band to pursue a solo career. This decision, although welcomed by many Film purists who missed the less mainstream sound of original singer and current guitarist, Mike Sickeler, left the band stranded but not defeated. After a considerable amount of thought rehearsals and auditions, the band moved ahead drafting friend and former Lizardmen frontman Michael Meyer. The group then opted to travel down the high road to independent label land "there seems to be so much more integrity in the indie world than in the major label world", says Film keyboardist Iain Bluett. "With an indie label we're more likely to be able to do what we want rather than what we're told."


Adopting a new singer is no easy task, buy Meyer seems to fit in just fine as evidenced by a recent show at the Dark Horse Tavern where the band played to an excited Tuesday night crowd. They've shed some new skin by re-tooling their sound with the addition of not only Michael Meyers vocals, but also his guitar work, which adds fullness to their already lush sound. New songs, such as 'Sorry', 'Take It All away' and 'Groove' were met enthusiastically and verified the brilliance of 2000's '..rolling..' was not just a fluke. In fact, the band played all but one brand new song within their hour long set. Film, now managed by Nicole Jurovics of Stress Management (Peter Searcy) is currently in the studio recording demos for several independent labels who have show considerable interest in the band. Its been a year since their last release but I can assure you it will be well worth the wait.<BR><BR> <BR> - Local Corrspondent


Discography

Filmland 1999 (full length) (Buy)
Be With Me now, This is the one 2000(singles)
'..rolling..' 2001 (EP) (Buy)
new EP due out early 2002

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Film was a staple on the Atlanta music scene from 1995 to 2003. The band had two commmercial releases, 1999's FILMLAND and 2001's ..Rollin.. The band were popular in Atlanta drawing over 700 to the ..rolling.. CD release show at Masquerade on March 10, 2001.

In 2001, the band was offered a record deal by Guy Oceary, at Maverick Records. Michael Goldberg was their A&R rep. but the band changed line ups and continued to release independently until it split in 2003.

The band was made up of five individuals who all share a passion for melody, groove, rhythm and emotion, a combination of styles that produces an uplifting, anthemic sound, now well renowned in Atlanta. Influenced by British bands like The Charlatans, The Happy Mondays, The Who and The Beatles as well as American rock bands and dance music, Film songs span many genres and showcase awesome songwriting.

Tracks like 'Chemical Wonder', 'Q' and 'Be With Me Now' were featured in movies and can still be heard all over television. The band was voted one of the Top Ten unsigned bands by VH1 and Top 16 by Mars Music. The band has released 2 full CD's; 1999's Filmland and 2001's '..rolling..' as well as a handful of other singles.

  • VH1 top ten Unsigned Band
  • Mars Music ten 16 unsigned band
  • 'Lead Machine' Best Modern Rock - JP Folks
  • 'Q' "Film's career building song" - Leslie Fram 99x
  • Five songs in 'Losing Grace' score
  • Featured on A&R site Tonos.com
  • over 16,000 plays on mp3.com
  • songs featured on MTV shows 'Real World', 'Tough Enough' and Road Rules
  • Atlanta Winner 2000 Band to Band