The Cinematics

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The Cinematics
The Cinematics (Live 2009)
The Cinematics (Live 2009)
General information
Genre (s) Indie rock , alternative rock , post punk
founding 2003
resolution 2011
Last occupation
Scott Rinning
Larry Reid (since 2008)
Adam Goemans
Ross Bonney
former members
Ramsay Miller (2003-2008)

The Cinematics were a four-piece British indie - / alternative rock band from Glasgow ( Scotland ).

Band history

The band was formed in Glasgow in 2003. After they were discovered performing in Manchester , they signed a record deal with the American label TVT Records in 2005 . About this the band released the first single Chase in October of the same year . The band received their first attention in Europe, especially Germany, in 2006 when they toured with Snow Patrol as support . At the end of 2006 they released the second single, Break .

Together with Simon Barnicott (who produced among others for Arctic Monkeys , Kasabian , Editors and Kaiser Chiefs ) and Stephen Hague (among others New Order , Blur and Pet Shop Boys ), the band produced the debut album A Strange Education , which was released in March 2007. The third single, Keep Forgetting , was released in advance in February . Due to the increasing success in Scotland and England , but also in other European countries and the USA , the band released a Live Sessions EP exclusively via iTunes at the end of 2007 . In the spring the band toured Germany for the first time as a headliner.

Due to the financial bankruptcy, TVT Records was discontinued in February 2008. The Orchard label took over the majority of the artists, including The Cinematics, who are still under contract there today.

In September 2009, the band's self-produced second studio album Love And Terror was released . The album was preceded by the single of the same name, which was released in August. New Mexico was released as the second single .

At the beginning of 2010, the band toured Europe again and recorded four new songs (including a live recording from Dresden ), which together with the song Japanese Snow Queen (which was already available for free download in advance on their own homepage) on the Silent Scream EP were released. The first single from this EP was released a few days earlier and is titled Guernica . It was also announced on the MySpace page that the recordings for the third studio album would take place in Berlin in the summer . This album should have the German title Kino (in relation to the English band name), but was not completed.

In January 2011, the band promoted the previously newly founded side project of guitarist Larry Reid and bassist Adam Goemans Laurence and the Slab Boys . Shortly thereafter, Larry Reid announced in an interview published in July 2011 that the band had split up without any official reason, which the band confirmed in November 2011. As a gift to the fans, the song Nausea was offered for free download. This was originally planned as the opener for the upcoming album and is also the last joint recording of the band.


The band itself described their style as alternative rock or indie rock'n'roll. However, many songs are also reminiscent of post-punk, psychedelic rock and new wave .

On their Facebook page the style is described as follows: " The Cinematics are an indie rock and roll band from Scotland. They use echoing, buzz-saw guitars, analogue synth-lines and disco-funk rhythms to paint sonic pictures of their violent dreams . "



  • A Strange Education (March 2007)
  • Love and Terror (September / October 2009)


  • Chase (October 2005)
  • Break (November 2006)
  • Keep Forgetting (February 2007)
  • Love And Terror (August 2009)
  • New Mexico (September 2009)
  • Guernica (May 2010)


  • Live Sessions EP (December 2007) ( iTunes exclusive download)
  • Silent Scream EP (May 2010)

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