The Cinematics are a four piece from Glasgow, Scotland. With swirling guitars and a pulsating rhythm section, they create a dark, yet hopeful sound.
The band consists of Scott Rinning on guitar & vocals, Adam Goemans on bass, Ross Bonney on drums, and Larry Reid on guitar. Their latest album, Love and Terror, blends their previous albums' resonant tone as well as a rawer, more emphatic sound.
Here, Scott and Larry give a closer look and divulge into the process of making the record.
1. How would you describe the new record compared to the last?
Scott: The songs are more lyric-based and it overall sound is much raw and, we feel, more honest than that of Strange Education.
2. Was there a specific sound you were looking to create with this record?
Scott: We just wanted it to sound like the four of us in a room, playing the songs. The first album was recorded with some well-respected producers- Stephen Hague and Simon Barnicott- which was a great experience,…
Tashaki Miyaki are a duo consisting of Lucy on drums and vocals and Rocky on guitar. Based in Los Angeles, they formed out of a late night jam session, and here Lucy gives some insight into the band that goes by the name Tashaki Miyaki.
1. What inspired you to form a band?
I had been making demos on my own and was really wanting to play with other people and hear that sound. At the time I didn't really have a plan to form a band...I didn't know what the outcome would be. I was making recordings with my friend Joel Jerome and then Rocky came one day and we basically recorded our first EP in a day. We did drums, guitar, and vocals live in a couple takes and then overdubbed percussion and more vocals. The band was pretty much born in those sessions. After our first trip to the UK in 2011, which was essentially our first tour/shows, we realized we needed a third person to fill out the sound. Dora was someone I had played in bands with in the past and who I really trust musicall…
Raw Geronimo is at the core of it Laena Geronimo. Having been a part of various bands, she got together 5 friends and began her current journey as Raw Geronimo. Here, Laena goes in depth and gives some insight into all things Raw Geronimo.
1. How would you describe this project and would you describe it as a solo effort, that turned into a full band?
The closest I've come to summing up our sound is: Jungle-Punk-Soul-Surf-Goth-World-Avant-Pop-Wildness... and I could keep adding hyphens for hours. Basically It's a very eclectically inspired, high energy set. Everyone has a different description for it. I haven't been sold on one yet.
I suppose initially it was a solo effort- only because it was just me writing songs and recording them by myself with no specific purpose for years; I was reeeeally shy as a songwriter and kinda just kept it hidden away. Then something just clicked; I basically experienced a totally abrupt about-face early 2011 and suddenly became c…