Bands to Watch #227: Life in Film

By on Wednesday, 19th October 2011 at 12:00 pm

Life in Film is a band you should keep an eye on. They headlined last Friday’s Club NME night at London Koko. My first impression? “They sound like the Smiths!” Which, in my estimation, is never a bad thing. You can never go wrong with melodic guitars, typically English self-deprecation (their single coming out on the 14th of November is called ‘The Idiot’) and more concentration on the music side of things than trying for something flashing.

The last item on the list is best represented by the promo video they’ve filmed for the single, which is black and white and understated. What you should be focusing on is the lyrics: “love is / wasted / on you / and you don’t have a clue” – simple, yet powerful when used in conjunction with syncopation. Their press sheet they have some Americana influences, and maybe those colours will come out in later releases, but I don’t hear it in this debut single. No, ‘The Idiot’ sounds like the love child of the Smiths and a classic Britpop band like the now defunct Bluetones. Hmm. Guitarist, bassist, drummer and a singer that doesn’t play an instrument… Also included below is a video the band did for Watch, Listen and Tell for the song ‘Carla’. Oh wait. The singer does play guitar. Darn…

If you’d like a free download of their track ‘Suitcase’, all you have to do is enter your email address here. You can catch the band on tour supporting the Rifles in late October through November: check their MySpace or Facebook for exact dates and locations.



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5:29 pm
19th October 2011

They’re class. Gonna be big

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