Life in Film are London four-piece Samuel Fry, Micky Osment, Edward Ibbotson
and Dominic Sennétt. The band have released their debut EP via Tell Your
Friends/Sony Music, with lead track Needles & Pins available as
The EP contains five tracks, ‘Needles & Pins,’ ’Suitcase,’ ‘Carla,’ ‘Until It’s Over’
and ‘Lose Control.’ These were all recorded with legendary UK producer Stephen
Street (The Smiths, Blur, The Cranberries) after he heard some of the band’s
early demos. From there he committed to full album production duties.
The band’s singer Samuel Fry on “Needles & Pins”: ‘‘It’s a song about lost love.
I guess that’s pretty explicit in the lyrics. Musically though I guess it worked its
way into something quite expansive – once we had a nice groove going on it was
possible for us to keep it quite spacious, with guitar and bass details coming in
and out. It all came together quite naturally from a basic idea which we gradually
developed. We treated each tune in isolation and tried to find the musical
context which fits it best. In the studio we tried to capture a natural sound,
and I think this comes across on the EP and gels it together well.’’
The EP works to showcase the band’s musical range, from the dynamic
quality of ‘Until It’s Over’ to the delicate sound of ‘Carla.’
Life in Film’s last single “The Idiot” was self-released towards the end of 2011
and gained them key fans at press. i-D magazinehad this to say about the
band: ‘‘Their sound carries inflections of Johnny Marr’s infectious guitar
hooks with Nick Cave’s melancholy poetry.’’
The band also caught the attention of Burberry’s creative director
Christopher Bailey last year after seeing Samuel, Dominic, Edward and
Micky playing an unplugged session on youtube, he immediately enlisted
the boys to record a spot for his Burberry Acoustic series.
Life In Film is touring the UK throughout Septemeber and October.
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