Monday 12 October 2009

The Cinematics - Love And Terror

The Cinematics are back! A few years ago I went to King Tuts to see an exciting new band called 'Editors' and left that night with a new favourite band. Not the headliners, but Glasgow-based support, The Cinematics. An amazing debut album (A Strange Education) and a dozen gigs later I was left wondering why these guys never made the breakthrough that Editors made.

Outstanding new album, "Love And Terror" follows the release of recent single "New Mexico" and the signs look good! While the album maintains the dark, 'Joy Division'-esque feel of their debut, a change of personnel on guitar has added a new dimension to their sound, most evident on hook-filled tracks "She Talks To The Trees", "Moving To Berlin", title track "Love and Terror" (Youtube video below) and personal favourite "Hospital Beds".

Back in March, Scott and new guitarist Larry popped into the Air3Radio studio and recorded an acoustic session, previewing tracks from the new album for Stirling University student radio.

mp3: New Mexico (Acoustic @ Air3)
mp3: Hard For Young Lovers (Acoustic @ Air3)

The album itself is up there with Broken Records' "Until The Earth Begins To Part" and My Latest Novel's "Deaths & Entrances" for my album of the year but the magic really lies in their live performances, in particular singer Scott Rinning's anthemic voice! The Cinematics have recently announced their almost ritualistic King Tuts Christmas gig on the 23rd of December in Glasgow. Treat yourself to a ticket this Christmas!

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