Wednesday, February 21, 2007

SXSW 2k7 Preview: The Cinematics

The Cinematics are a likeable group of guys, and it's something that is reflected in their sound. At first listen, it's easy to pick out strains of bands like Editors, Franz Ferdinand and We Are Scientists, but upon further review, it's clear that this band has a few trick up their sleeves. They formed in Glasgow, and outside of the usual suspects, they also draw on Television and the Smashing Pumpkins, among others. The band played a select group of dates in the States late last year, wowing crowds in both NYC and Boston, and now they're back for more.

Like most bands, the environment in which they were raised informs their demeanor, but for them it's just a solid starting point -- small towns can only offer so much. The band has released two solid singles in the UK, and this spring will see the release of their debut album A Strange Education on TVT. I am not sure what their full schedule at SXSW is yet, but their "official" showcase show is on Thursday, March 15th at the Flamingo Cantina at 8 pm.


[Myspace] The Cinematics
[mp3] "Keep Forgetting"
[mp3] "Break"


Blogger Mr. Curiosity said...

Cool, thanks!

10:18 AM EST  
Blogger c said...

i really dig the post-punk-ish guitar sounds.
very cool band.

10:29 PM EST  
Anonymous eddieo said...

is that Keep Forgetting clip supposed to be only 22 seconds long?

4:23 PM EST  
Blogger Dany said...

weird. got that off the SXSW site, but i'll host it myself and put another link up

4:25 PM EST  

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