The Cinematics
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The Cinematics


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The Glasgow four piece beat combo The Cinematics are an intriguing gang of young boys with an eye on some fairly serious goals. With influences ranging from The Cure, Television, Magazine, Wire, The Smashing Pumpkins to Talking Heads, The Smiths and Jeff Buckley. The band have a diverse taste in music which in turn makes their sound interesting, but easily accessible.

Since moving to Glasgow, the band have settled into the regime of what they do best - making emotional, melodic guitar music of the emotional variety The meeting and forming of The Cinematics is not a story of chance like answering an ad for a singer and drummer wanted for some college band, shenanigans , but a story of predetermined fate. It's a tale of four boys growing up in a place where livestock numbers outnumber the people by 20 to 1 and where accordion based folk music rules.

Ah yes, the Highlands of Scotland is a beautiful place where hunting, fishing hillwalking and other wholesome outdoor activities are at your finger tips, but when you grow tired if killing, fishing and walking, what do you do? Well, you listen to your parents, friends and relatives music collection, buy some cheap guitars and amps with money saved from your grouse beating/ tree planting job and take up camp in someones garage. At least , that's what The Cinematics did.

When they were old enough to realise that playing music was more fun than receiving head wounds from playing shinty, they began trying to convince their friends that playing the bass was easy to learn and that their neighbours wouldn't mind listening to dodgy versions of Talking Heads and Clash covers, 5 hours a day. Thankfully both turned out to be true and in the early years of their teens, Scot and Ross , were in one band and Ramsay and Adam were in another. A couple of years on when both bands began to falter and split, it seemed inevitable that the members would come together to form a band. After a chance meeting in Glasgow where Scot lived and the others had just moved , they decided to take up arms against the world and The Cinematics were born. So the shotgun and fishing tackle were laid to rest and replaced with Fender guitars.

Immediately , there was a sense of greater purpose than they had previously known and very quickly, a sound of Buckley meets Byrne meets Maculloch, with jaggy guitars, developed into a sound which became too good to resist.

After 2 years of trying and failing to, go to work and college and inbetween practising, gigging and partying, the band have now signed a deal with the good people of TVT Records and are taking their music into the wider world for all to hear!

The band have just recorded their first single, produced by Stephen Hague ( Blur, New Order.) and have been supporting Ambulance Ltd on their UK tour. Expect a single in late summer 2005 and an LP in early 2006.