The Cinematics

The Cinematics were an alternative rock band founded in 2003 in Glasgow, Scotland, and disbanded in 2011. The band released two full-length albums, A Strange Education (2007) and Love and Terror (2009), as well as a five-track EP, "Silent Scream EP" (2010), but split up in the middle of recording their third full-length album. The band consisted of Scott Rinning, Larry Reid, Adam Goemans and Ross Bonney.

The Cinematics
In performance at the Barfly, Camden, April 2009
Background information
OriginGlasgow, Scotland, UK
GenresPost-punk revival, indie rock, alternative rock
Years active2003–2011
LabelsThe Orchard / TVT Records
Associated actsLaurence and the Slab Boys
Past membersRoss Bonney
Adam Goemans
Scott Rinning
Larry Reid
Ramsay Miller


Formation and A Strange Education (2003–2008)Edit

The band was formed by Scott Rinning (vocals and guitar), Ramsay Miller (lead guitar), Adam Goemans (bass) and Ross Bonney (drums) in 2003 in Glasgow, however, the members originally met at school in Dingwall. 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 6 March 2007.

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, who had previously played with the band live on tour.

Love and Terror and the break-up (2009–2011)Edit

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).[citation needed]

The Cinematics' second album, Love and Terror, was released on 6 October 2009. On 22 May 2010, the band released a five-track EP titled Silent Scream EP, recorded partially live while on tour during late 2009 and early 2010. Both Love and Terror and the EP were produced by the band's guitarist, Larry Reid.

In 2010, Reservoir Media Management acquired 100% of the Cinematics publishing assets which had formerly been administered by TVT Music Enterprises, LLC.[1]

The Cinematics moved to Berlin in 2010 and began recording their third studio album there. The album was set to be named "Kino". In July 2011, however, Reid announced in an interview with The Pop Cop that the band had split up before completing it.[2] The Cinematics' third album remains unreleased to date, but the band did make one track - "Nausea" - available free to fans on their Facebook page.

In June 2012, Larry Reid released an album with his post-Cinematics project, Laurence and the Slab Boys. The record, Lo-Fi Disgrace, features appearances by fellow Cinematics, Ross Bonney and Adam Goemans.

Band membersEdit

Final line-upEdit

  • Ross Bonney – drums (2003–2011)
  • Adam Goemans – bass (2003–2011)
  • Scott Rinning – lead vocals, guitar (2003–2011)
  • Larry Reid – lead guitar (2008–2011, touring member until 2008)

Past membersEdit

  • Ramsay Miller – lead guitar (2003–2008)



Studio albumsEdit

Extended playsEdit


  • "Chase" (October 2005) (UK No. 197)
  • "Break" (November 2006) (UK No. 129)
  • "Keep Forgetting" (February 2007)
  • "Love and Terror" (10 August 2009)
  • "New Mexico" (14 September 2009)

Music videosEdit


  1. ^ [1] Archived 15 January 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "The Pop Cop". The Pop Cop. 3 December 2010. Retrieved 4 July 2014.

External linksEdit