The Cinematics - Break
It's like combining the Bravery and Interpol and every indie act together...
True story. Does that make it bad? No, but it doesn't make it good either. Straight out of Scotland, they don't have their faces painted like Mel Gibson lead me to believe about the Scottish people but they do produce some of the most radio-friendly music ever. The guitars have a distinct grinding power about them -- abd they can be compared to Interpol--even Bloc Party. Scott Rinning's vocals, though good, is very to similar to the aforementioned bands. Their recognizable indie-new-wave spund is the sum of everything done before them.
Afraid so. It's not bad, it's not great--it's just another band that brings the same indie-radio sound. However, they do several things and they do them well but it's like Madonna redoing "American Pie." The original is always better. The real stunner is the spectacular acoustic performance of "Home." Nothing to distract you from Rinning's amazing voice...yet it sounds so familar.
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