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Encyclopedia > The Cinematics
The Cinematics
Background information
Origin Flag of Scotland Glasgow, Scotland,
Genre(s) Indie Rock
Alternative Rock
Years active 2003-present
Label(s) TVT Records
Website http://www.thecinematics.net/

The Cinematics are a Scottish band currently based in Glasgow. They formed in Glasgow in autumn 2003, although they already knew one another from their hometown of Dingwall. Scott Rinning (lead vocals, guitar) and Ross Bonney (drums) relocated to Glasgow for university, whilst the other two band members Ramsay Miller (lead guitar) and Adam Goemans (bass guitar) moved to Glasgow to attend music college. The band were signed by Lenny Johnson, head of A&R at TVT Records in 2005 after playing at an "In the City" showcase gig in Manchester. The band cite their influences as ranging from The Clash to Talking Heads, and are making a name for themselves in supporting acts such as Editors, Mute Math, We Are Scientists, Snow Patrol and The Bravery. Enjoying success in the USA and continental Europe, as well as the UK, with their singles "Chase" and "Break", The Cinematics' latest single, "Keep Forgetting," was released in February 2007. Their long-awaited debut album A Strange Education was produced by Stephen Hague (New Order, Blur, Pet Shop Boys), was released on March 6, 2007. Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation) George Square and Glasgows City Chambers Glasgow is Scotlands largest city, located on the River Clyde in West Central Scotland. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Indie rock is a subgenre of rock music often used to refer to bands that are on small independent record labels or that arent on labels at all. ... Alternative rock (also called alternative music or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... TVT Records is an independent record label located in New York City in the United States. ... TVT Records is an independent record label located in New York City in the United States. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Talking Heads were an American rock band existing between 1974 and 1991, composed of David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth and Jerry Harrison. ... Editors are an indie rock band from Birmingham, England, consisting of Tom Smith (lead songwriting, lead vocals, rhythm guitar, piano), Chris Urbanowicz (lead guitar and synth), Russell Leetch (bass guitar and backing vocals) and Ed Lay (drums, percussion and live backing vocals). ... Mute Math is a rock band formed in 2003. ... We Are Scientists is an American indie rock band formed in 2000 featuring Keith Murray (guitar and lead vocals), Chris Cain (bass guitar and backing vocals) and Michael Tapper (drums and backing vocals). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Bravery is an American rock band from New York City that consists of Sam Endicott, John Conway, Anthony Burulcich, Michael Zakarin, and Mike Hindert. ... A Strange Education is the debut album from the Scottish Indie band The Cinematics. ... New Order are an English rock group formed in 1980 by Bernard Sumner (vocals, guitars, synthesizers), Peter Hook (bass, electronic drums), and Stephen Morris (drums, synthesizers). ... Blur are an English rock band formed in Colchester in 1989. ... Pet Shop Boys are an English synthpop/pop music duo, consisting of Neil Tennant who provides main vocals, keyboards and very occasionally guitar, and Chris Lowe on keyboards and occasionally on vocals. ... is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...

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Band members

A drum kit (or drum set or trap set) is a collection of drums, cymbals and sometimes other percussion instruments arranged for convenient playing by a single drummer. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A singer is a musician who uses their voice to produce music. ... The electric bass guitar (or electric bass) is a string instrument played with the fingers by plucking, slapping, or using a pick. ... A singer is a musician who uses their voice to produce music. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

Trivia

  • The video for The Cinematics' second single, "Break" features a guest appearance by Chris Cain, bassist from Californian band We Are Scientists
  • "Sunday Sun" from A Strange Education is a cover of the Beck song.

We Are Scientists is an American indie rock band formed in 2000 featuring Keith Murray (guitar and lead vocals), Chris Cain (bass guitar and backing vocals) and Michael Tapper (drums and backing vocals). ... This article contains a trivia section. ...

Discography

  • "Break" (single, November 2006)
  • "Chase" (single, Janurary 2007)
  • "Keep Forgetting" (single, February 2007)
  • A Strange Education, debut album, released March 2007

A Strange Education is the debut album from the Scottish Indie band The Cinematics. ...

External links

  • The Cinematics' MySpace
  • The Cinematics' Official Website
  • The Cinematics' Fansite
  • The Cinematics - A Strange Education Album Review

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