Olly Jackson – bass
Neil Parry – guitar
Robert Powell – vocals
Matthew Tough – drums
After three years of 150 plus gigs, stolen guitars, awards, lost weekends, a new bass player, a name change and the finest collection of rock’n'roll songs to have been written this decade, Cinemawave unleashed their debut album Can You Hear the Silence? on 11 June 2012 through It’s All Happening Records.
Produced by Paul Tipler (The Charlatans, Heavy Stereo, Idlewild), the album is 42 minutes of blistering anthemic rocknroll songs. Debut single Monsoon Love released on 14 May 2012 has received heavy play on Soccer AM, Sky Sports with the band being ‘Feature of the Week’ alongside established bands such as Spiritualized, The Cribs and Mystery Jets. Album track Desert Storm was named as song of the week on BBC London Introducing by Gary Crawley who described the band as having a ‘punky sneer with Bunnymen-style dynamics’. Future single Ocean Passage was road tested as a free download and reached number one in the Tourdates Chart – the UK’s biggest unsigned chart and managed to retain the top spot for four weeks.
With a string of gigs lined up in and around London, and a second appearance at The Great Escape Festival confirmed, The Future is bright for the northern lads – who knows where they’re going to be in ten years time?
Check out photos from the sell out launch night at the Old Queen’s Head in Islington, and listen to the album here.