FILM’s compelling cinematic soundscapes revolve around nihilistic urban settings and inspire celluloid fantasies. The work of this Athenian avant-garde four-piece as it morphs into a nebulous dark-wave amalgamation of post-punk and electronic facets, resembles the mystique of a lost, enigmatic motion picture. Their flickering sequences, somber sonic textures, angelic vocal touches and distorted outbreaks draw inspiration directly from the iconic legacy of FILM’s universally-acclaimed compatriot Vangelis.
Their latest collective effort ‘Persona’ is a commanding oeuvre encapsulating an artistic vision of rare grandeur and amplitude which was hailed in unison by various respected print and online media with enthusing quotes like: ’the top rightfully belongs to the charismatic gang of Film’ (Stereoworld), ’impressive and difficult’ (Postwave) or even ‘an indicator of artistic prosperity’ (Ping Pong Radio).
FILM enjoy a leading status amongst the Athenian indie scene and have enviable live credits with support slots for behemoths such as The Cure, New Order and The Flaming Lips. They have extensively toured Europe with gigs in the UK, Switzerland, Spain, Slovenia and the Netherlands. They are among the very few non-Nordic acts to be invited to perform at the prestigious SPOT Festival in Aarhus, Denmark in May 2010.