When their debut LP A Strange Education hit stores in 2007 via TVT Records, Glasgow’s THE CINEMATICS were poised for superstardom. Having already received accolades from everyone from SPIN to Teen Vogue to The New York Times and toured with the likes of Interpol, The Bravery and We Are Scientists, it seemed that the New Wave-inspired foursome’s next big “break” was just around the corner. Until the unthinkable happened in early 2008 – powerhouse independent label TVT Records filed for bankruptcy.
A lot has happened since then. Original guitarist Ramsay Miller was replaced by Larry Reid, The Cinematics recorded a new album on their own and The Orchard purchased TVT, making it possible for the band’s sophomore masterpiece LOVE AND TERROR to finally see the light of day. The album, dark and brooding yet full of sharp hooks and vocal melodies that would make Ian McCulloch proud, is about young lovers struggling to make their way in a world in meltdown. Singer Scott Rinning describes Love And Terror as “a truly honest record of our times.”
Love And Terror will be available in all stores on October 6th, but in the meantime you can get a taste of it with the title track and video below.
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