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The Cinematics are an alternative rock band from Scotland, originally from the small Highland town of Dingwall – near Loch Ness – and currently based in Glasgow. The original line-up of Scott Rinning (vocals, guitar), Adam Goemans (bass), Ramsay Miller (guitar) and Ross Bonney (drums) formed in Glasgow in late 2003, although they already knew each another from school in their hometown.
The band were signed to TVT Records in 2005 after playing at an “In the City” showcase gig in Manchester. Their debut album A Strange Education was produced by Simon Barnicott (Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Editors, Kaiser Chiefs) and Stephen Hague (New Order, Blur, Pet Shop Boys), and released on March 6, 2007. Later in 2007, they released their Live Sessions EP, which was available for download exclusively on iTunes. The band has, to date, enjoyed success predominately in the USA and continental Europe.
In early 2008, it was reported that TVT Records was suffering financial difficulties and was forced to file for Chapter 11/Bankruptcy. The label and its assets were purchased by New York-based digital-distribution company, The Orchard. Much of the TVT roster was dropped, but The Cinematics’ recording contract was retained. Around the same time, the band parted company with Ramsay Miller, who was replaced by Larry Reid, formerly singer and guitarist with Glasgow band, Blitzhoney. Reid had previously played with the band live during an earlier tour of Germany.
In their Myspace blogs, the band reported at various stages that they were writing and self-producing their second studio album, despite suggestions that it would be produced by Richard Gottehrer (Blondie, Dr Feelgood, Richard Hell).
New single “Love and Terror” was released in August 2009 and the album of the same name is due for release on 28th September 2009. Live shows suggest that the band may have a more raw sound than that found on their debut album, although there have been examples of synthesisers being used in addition to guitars, bass and drums. The band’s website confirms that they will be touring Europe extensively in the Autumn/Winter of 2009 and in their Myspace blogs they have stated that they expect to tour North America again in early 2010.


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Musik Indie Indonesia

Sepanjang bulan Ramadhan ini, band Sore mempersiapkan peluncuran album kedua yang berjudul “Ports of Lima”, yang rencananya akan dirilis pada bulan November 2007. Proses pembuatan album ini sendiri memakan waktu kurang lebih satu tahun, berlokasi di Pendulum Studio di bilangan Brawijaya, Jakarta Selatan, dibantu engineer handal Dono Firman dan J.Vanco.Album yang telah lama dinantikan para penggemar Sore, setelah album pertama “Centralismo”, akan memuat kurang lebih 11 lagu, ditambah satu bonus track untuk CD. Ada beberapa lagu yang akan dipersiapkan untuk menjadi single dari album ini, antara lain “Apatis Ria”, “In 1997 The Bullet Was Shy”, “Merintih Perih”, “400 Elegi”, “Senyum dari Selatan”, dan “Karolina”. Sedikit bocoran untuk para penggemar, dalam proses rekaman album ini terlibat pula beberapa musisi lain seperti Ario The Adams, Tika, dan musisi senior Andi Riyanto. Penyanyi bersuara emas, Rieka Roeslan pun sudah menyatakan konfirmasinya akan berkolaborasi dengan band Sore di salah satu lagunya.  Selain persiapan peluncuran album kedua, band SORE yang terdiri dari Ramondo “Mondo” Gascaro pada keyboards, “Sir” Awan Garnida pada bass, Reza “Echa” Dwiputranto pada electric guitar, “Bemby” Gusti Pramudya pada drums, dan Firza “Ade” Paloh pada accoustic guitar, juga tengah menyibukkan diri dengan kegiatannya masing-masing untuk mengisi bulan Ramadhan.
Mondo dan Bemby beserta Aghi Narottama dari Apeontheroof yang merupakan trio penghasil soundtrack handal untuk film “Berbagi Suami”, tengah mempersiapkan soundtrack film layar lebar “Lotus Requiem” yang disutradarai Nia Dinata dan “Quickie Express” yang disutradarai oleh Dimas Djayaningrat. Ade Paloh sepertinya harus mulai berpikir untuk melebarkan sayap ke dunia akting setelah keterlibatannya sebagai aktor tamu di film “Lotus Requiem”. Awan dan Echa bersama segenap kru dibantu beberapa orang Neo Kampiuns tengah mempersiapkan Safari Ramadhan a la Sore yang rencananya juga akan melibatkan band-band kompatriot lainnya.