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,…
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…
With just one song released stateside, that did not deter the crowd at the nearly packed room at Alice Merton's first LA show. Spurred by the popularity of 'No Roots', the show was filled with a surprisingly upbeat vibe. Having grown up in Canada and Germany, Alice channels the sensibility of her travels of her music. The set was filled with uptempo songs, but also included a few slower tracks as well. Alice kept the crowd's attention with each track. Now, based in Berlin, her band consists of people she met while in music school.
In between shows, she is currently working on her long awaited debut album.