January 20th 2007
Film is back in the spotlight – Former Film lead singer Michael Lee is currently a contestant on American Idol Season 7. Mike Lee sung on Film’s six song EP Rolling – which you can download from iTunes or purchase a CD fromAmazon.com or CDbaby.com Mike Lee now goes by the name Michael Lee Johns. For more information visit www.myspace.com/film
June 14th 2003
Film is back in studio
At long last, the band is finally back in the studio working on 6 new songs with producer Kris Sampson. The band are recording at the A-Room in Atlanta. The six songs are Driven Out, Devilhead, She Comes On, Tremelopimp, Been There, and Heart and Soul. The finished versions will be up online soon!
‘Lead Machine’ is back again, this time being featured on MTV.com
MPEG Us is a yearlong campaign MTV is having celebrating the freedom of creativity and music and MTV is asking for people to upload 10 second video clips that will be shown on air.http://www.mtv.com/onair/mpeg_us
To help give your video that musical edge they have inluded a ‘music library’ section that features snippets of “Lead Machine” (its pop song #3)
* * You are most likely to get your MPEG on air if you use music from this library. * *
So, if you are a writer/director/producer/actor/nut-job with a camera and some editing software, make a ten-second video that relates to music, and send it to MTV !
It doesn’t seem like we have posted much news lately.. but we have been busy! – We are currently working in our own studio finishing demos of the new tracks that will appear on our next release. We are already playing ‘Heart and Soul’, ‘She Comes On’ and ‘Devilhead’ out live.
WCHZ in Augusta invited Film out to 95 Rock last weekend for an interview and a chance to play live on their ‘Homegrown’ show. In addition to spinning “Electric Life’ and ‘Sorry’ from our forthcoming EP, we got to play acoustic versions of ‘Silent Way’ and ‘Chemical Wonder’ live in the studio. We will have the interview and acoustic tracks online soon, but for now you can check out the tracks here.
‘Take It All Away’ and ‘Electric Life’ have both been spun on 99X’s (WNNX Atlanta) specialty show Sunday School which airs Sunday nights from 8pm – 10pm.
‘Sorry’ and ‘Silent Way’ were both featured immediately on mp3.com as soon as they were released. Over 2 days ‘Silent Way’ was downloaded more than 500 times, and ‘Sorry’ was downloaded over 850 times in one day!
‘Chemical Wonder’ is the featured track of the month on www.tonos.com The track was sent out to 15 big execs and was chosen by their in-house A&R department, Hitmakers, as well as additional input from major industry organizations. Tonos.com is one of the best sites out there showcasing unsigned bands, giving them a chance to get their music to top industry figures.
We have been back in the studio again today finishing the first of four new songs. The tracks recorded with Billy Hume at the Zone (again) and Dave Cobb at Tree Studios will be up online as soon as they are mastered. The four songs ‘Take It All Away’, ‘Sorry’, ‘Electric Life’ and ‘Silent Way’ are brand new songs that you have heard us playing out over the last couple of months. Keep checking back here for your chance to download the songs and make sure you are on our mailing list to be the first to know!
Film won the prestigeous ‘Best Modern Rock Song’ award at the annual JP Folks songwriters award show in LA. Just Plain Folks has over 12,000 members including songwriters, recording artists, music publishers, record labels, producers and more. The annual awards were handed out at a special show in Hollywood, CA. Our song ‘Lead Machine’ written by Michael Sickeler beat out six other songs to win the award. For more info visit Just Plain Folks
‘Q’, ‘Be With Me Now’ and ‘Chemical Wonder’ could all be heard on MTV last night, as MTV’s wrestling show ‘Tough Enough’ aired its final episode on Sunday (9/30). The three songs from ‘..rolling..’ were featured several times during the show thanks to PumpAudio to whom we licensed the music from ‘..rolling..’. There is a rumour ‘Chemical Wonder’ will pop up in an insurance commercial soon so stay tuned! For more air dates click www.mtv.com
Red Eye distribution just shipped us back the last 38 copies of ‘Filmland’ that can be found anywhere in the world, and we are offering these for only $9.99 while supplies last !
Many of you may remember we put out ‘Filmland’ in January of 1999. It included the original version of ‘Q’ that we later re-recorded and added to ‘..rolling..’ .
It also included the tracks ‘Wah ! (faith unknown)’ and ‘So Strange’, the two songs that were used in the first episode of Road Rules ‘Cemester at Sea’. Click here to order your copy today!
Film played its first gig last Saturday introducing our new singer/guitarist Michael Meyer, and debuted five new songs. The songs including ‘Take it all away’ and ‘Sorry’ are expected to appear on the new CD due out this fall.
Film will be the featured modern rock band this month on FreshTracks Music’s web site. FreshTracks Music is an exciting concept that introduces three bands every month. Fans are able to listen to complete tracks from a featured band’s latest CD as well as download songs, and email their favourite tracks to friends. Log on to www.freshtracksmusic.com to find out more.
‘Q’ hits number 59 on WWW.MP3.COM
The movie we shot last year ‘Losing Grace‘ finally gets it’s world premier here in Atlanta 6/10. The film features seven Film songs as well as other songs and segues written and produced by our guitarist Michael Sickeler, the movie’s musical director. The premier will take place during Atlanta’s Film and Video Festival and will be shown 6/10 at 8:00pm at the Regal Cinemas Hollywood 24 in Chamblee/Doraville. Tickets are available in advance online [here] or by contacting: 404-352-4254
‘Q’ and ‘Be with Me Now’ are added to the Buffalo Trax indie radio showcase, a one hour radio show that airs on the stations listed below.
THE TRAX RADIO NETWORK 7 p.m. Thursdays CKEY FM-101.1 Niagara Falls, Ont., Canada 4 p.m. Saturdays WBTA AM-1490 Batavia, N.Y. 8 p.m. Sundays WMXO FM-101.5 Olean, N.Y.-Bradford, Pa. 1 a.m. Sundays WCMF FM-96.5 Rochester, N.Y. 10 p.m. Tuesdays WCDW Binghamton, N.Y. 10 p.m. Tuesdays WPHD Elmira, N.Y. 11 p.m. Mondays WEEO FM-103.7 The Revolution, Chambersburg, Pa. 11 p.m. Sundays WKZA FM-106.9 Jamestown, N.Y. 1 a.m. Mondays WEZX FM-105.9 FM-106.9 FM 107.3 Scranton, Pa.
THE RESULTS ARE IN FROM THE BAND TO BAND CONTEST AND FILM FINISHED 4TH OVERALL. 25,000 CD’S WERE DISTRIBUTED NATIONALLY SHOWCASING 15 SNGS FROM 15 BANDS THAT WON THEIR REGIONAL ROUNDS. EACH CD CONTAINED A UNIQUE P.I.N. NUMBER. CD HOLDERS HAD TO CALL AN 800# AND ENTER THEIR P.I.N. AND THEN ENTER THE NUMBER FOR THEIR FAVOTRITE BAND.
1. Strain Busy Sky
2. Pepper’s Ghost
3. White Label
5. Fondue Monks
‘LEAD MACHINE’ IS THE FEATURED SONG OF THE DAY ON WWW.GARAGEBAND.COM
BASEBALL SEASON IS UNDERWAY AND THIS YEAR OUR SONG ‘COMING DOWN [CAN YOU FEEL IT?]’ IS IN FULL ROTATION AT THE ATLANTA BRAVES STADIUM TURNER FIELD.
WIN A CUSTOM MADE GIBSON LES PAUL SG SPECIAL AT OUR NEXT SHOW.
WE HAVE A HUGE SHOW COMING UP 4/14 WHEN WE HEADLINE THE VARIETY PLAYHOUSE. THIS IS THE FINAL SHOW FOR BAND TO BAND COMBAT, AND WE NEED YOU TO COME OUT, PICK UP YOUR FREE COPY OF THE BAND TO BAND COMPILATION CD, CALL THE 800# INSIDE IT AND VOTE FOR US !
THE BAND WITH THE MOST VOTES WINS A TON OF CASH…. ENOUGH FOR US TO PAY OFF THE MONEY WE OWE AND THROW A HUGE FREE PARTY FOR OUR FANS. IF WE WIN, .. WE ARE GOING TO RENT OUT OUR FAVORITE PUB AND HOLD A FREE PARTY, ONLY FOR OUR FANS THAT ARE AT THE 4/14 SHOW. (REMEMBER TO KEEP YOUR TICKET STUB !)
ONE LUCKY PERSON AT THE SHOW WILL ALSO WIN A CUSTOM MADE GIBSON LES PAUL SG SPECIAL !! CLICK HERE TO TAKE A LOOK AT THIS WICKED GUITAR ! [ACTUAL COLOR IS TV YELLOW]
WE JUST FINISHED A TWO WEEK TOUR OPENING FOR THE COMMITMENTS THAT TOOK US TO NEW YORK, AND BOTH THE HOUSE OF BLUES IN CHICAGO AND LOS ANGELES. WE PLAYED 2 DATES IN PHOENIX, AZ AND PICTURES FROM THE TOUR WILL BE UP ON OUR SITE SOON.
‘Q’ FEATURED ON THIS MONTHS ‘LOCALS ONLY’ SHOW FROM WWW.99X.COM
FILM ARE FEATURED IN MONTHLY A&R INDUSTRY NEWSLETTER ON WWW.EARFOOD.NET
THE CD IS NOW FINISHED – AS SOON AS THE ARTWORK IS COMPLETE IT WILL BE OUT ON THE STREETS. WE WILL BE PLAYING A BUNCH OF GIGS AROUND TOWN IN THE LEAD UP TO THE HUGE CD RELEASE PARTY EXPECTED TO BE MARCH 10TH AT THE MASQUERADE.
WE HAVE NEARLY FINISHED THE EP – WE HAVE TO GO BACK IN TO THE STUDIO JAN 16TH TO TWEAK A COUPLE OF MIXES BEFORE WE SEND THE CD AWAY FOR MANUFACTURING. THE FIRST SINGLE WILL LIKELY BE ‘CHEMICAL WONDER’ THE CD WAS RECORDED AT THE ZONE WITH BILLY HUME ENGINEERING AND MIXING. RICK BEATO (OF BILLIONAIRE) PRODUCED ALL SIX SONGS. THE TRACK LISTING IS AS FOLLOWS:
1. CHEMICAL WONDER
3. GET AWAY
4. LEAD MACHINE
5. BE WITH ME NOW
6. COMING DOWN [CAN YOU FEEL IT?]
Click here to pre-order your copy now ! We expect to release the EP late January.
WE HAVE JUST FINISHED RECORDING THE CLASSIC SLADE TRACK ‘MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY’. THE SONG WILL APPEAR ON 99X’S OFFICIAL FESTIVUS CD, A COMPILATION CD OF ATLANTA BANDS PLAYING CHRISTMAS SONGS. THE CD IS AVAILABLE FOR $2 FROM LOCAL AREA QUICK-TRIP GAS STATIONS, AND ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE ATLANTA COMMUNITY FOOD BANK. OTHER ARTISTS INCLUDE COLLECTIVE SOUL, MARVELOUS 3, ULTRABABYFAT, RAMADA MAFIA AND MORE. WE WILL BE POSTING THE TRACK ONLINE SOON. Click here to listen !
FILM BEAT OUT BOTH MODERN HERO AND DEZERAYS HAMMER SAT. 11/4 IN FRONT OF A SOLD OUT CROWD AT SMITHS OLDE BAR TO WIN THE FINAL ROUND OF BAND TO BAND. 400 AUDIENCE MEMBERS AND A PANEL OF 3 JUDGES VOTED FILM AS THEIR FAVOURITE BAND.
FILM’S ROUSING SET AMAZED A ROARING CROWD. THE BAND PICKED UP A CHECK FOR $2500 PRESENTED BY LAST YEAR’S WINNERS, SOUP.
THE BAND WILL NOW GO ON TO PLAY PROMOTIONAL SHOWS IN MIAMI AND CHARLOTTE, AS WELL AS HOSTING THESE CITIES WINNING BANDS IN ATLANTA. FILM WILL ALSO HAVE ONE OF THEIR SONGS ON A NATIONALLY DISTRIBUTED COMPILATION CD FEATURING THE 15 WINNING BANDS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY. EACH CD WILL CONTAIN AN 800# AND A SPECIAL CODE ALLOWING LISTENERS TO VOTE FOR THEIR FAVORITE BAND VIA THE PHONE.
THE WINNING BAND WILL RECEIVE $15,000 AND THE RUNNERS UP WILL RECEIVE CHECKS RANGING FROM $10,000 TO $1,000 EACH
99X ATLANTA [ WWW.99X.COM ] PLAYS ‘COMING DOWN [CAN YOU FEEL IT]’ – CALL 404-741-0997 TO REQUEST THEY ADD THIS TO THEIR PLAYLIST
FILM HAS BEEN CHOSEN AS ONE OF THE 16 BEST UNSIGNED BANDS IN THE US BY MARS MUSIC. VISIT WWW.MARSMUSIC.COM TO SEE THE FINALISTS IN MARS MUSIC’S $100,000 MUSIC SEARCH AND VOTE FOR FILM
MAJOR LABEL RELEASE ! – THE SOUNDTRACK FOR THE MOVIE ‘LOSING GRACE’ WILL BE RELEASED BY UNIVERSAL / REPUBLIC AND WILL INCLUDE ONE OF OUR SONGS AS WELL AS TRACKS FROM 3 DOORS DOWN, THE MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES AND MORE. VISIT WWW.LOSINGGRACE.COM
NEW PROMO VIDEO AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD FOR FREE CHECK OUT THE VIDEO NOW !! CLICK HERE
AS THE MOVIE ‘LOSING GRACE’ RACES ALONG IN POST PRODUCTION, THE TRAILER HAS NOW BEEN RELEASED. YOU CAN WATCH THE TRAILER FEATURING OUR SONG ‘BE WITH ME NOW’ BY VISITING WWW.LOSINGGRACE.COM
FILM REACH THE SEMI FINALS OF MARS MUSIC’S $100,000 MUSIC SEARCH – THE FINALISTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED 10/17 ONCE ALL THE BANDS HAVE SUBMITTED VIDEOS FOR THE NEXT ROUND.
‘COMING DOWN [CAN YOU FEEL IT?]’ NOW RECIEVING WEEKLY SPINS ON 95 ROCK HOMEGROWN SHOW IN AUGUSTA, GA
FILM ARE BACK IN THE STUDIO WITH DON MCCOLLISTER AGAIN, WORKING ON THE SONG ‘Q’
‘COMING DOWN [CAN YOU FEEL IT?]’ ADDED TO INSITE MAGAZINE COMPILATION CD
96 ROCK PLAYS ‘COMING DOWN [CAN YOU FEEL IT?]
LEAD MACHINE FEATURED ON JIMMY AND DOUG’S FARMCLUB.COM WEBSITE
FILM APPEAR IN THEIR FIRST FEATURE FILM CALLED ‘LOSING GRACE’. VISIT LOSING GRACE.COM TO SEE THE FOOTAGE
FILM NARROWLY EDGED OUT THE BLACKLIGHT POSTER BOYS AND 13 STORIES TO WIN $1000 CASH AND THE 2ND ROUND OF BAND TO BAND COMBAT – THE FINAL WILL BE HELD NOVEMBER 4TH
WE HIT THE STUDIO WITH A BRAND NEW PRODUCER. DON MCCOLLISTER, WHO HAS JUST FINISHED WORKING ON THE SISTER HAZEL RECORD, IS PRODUCING OUR NEW SINGLE ‘COMING DOWN’ [CAN YOU FEEL IT?] AT NICKEL AND DIME STUDIOS IN ATLANTA.
ATLANTA.CITYSEARCH.COM PICKS FILM AS ONE OF THE TOP 5 UNSIGNED BANDS IN THE CITY CLICK HERE TO ADD YOUR VOTE
SMITHS OLDE BAR SHOW 7/25 SET FOR LIVE WEBCAST ON Digital Club Network
FILM MAKE IT TO THE SEMI FINALS OF VH1’S UNDISCOVERED BANDS COMPETITION, AND ARE CHOSEN AS ONE OF THE TOP TEN UNSIGNED BANDS IN THE COUNTRY.
FILM FINISH 5TH IN GARAGEBAND.COM’S LATEST $250,000 RECORDING DEAL COMPETITION
95 ROCK WCHZ AUGUSTA PLAYING ‘LEAD MACHINE’
FILM RECORD 3 SONG ACOUSTIC SET AND INTERVIEW WITH NEW MEDIA COMPANY MEDIA 1ST.COM CHECK OUT THE VIDEO ONLINE
FILM WIN 2 DAYS OF FREE STUDIO TIME AT NICKEL AND DIME STUDIOS IN LOCALMUSIC.COM’S FIRST COMPETITION – A ‘BATTLE OF THE BANDS’ AT THE DARK HORSE TAVERN 4/29
FILM PLAY ‘GET AWAY’ LIVE ON 96 ROCK WKLS ATLANTA’S MORNING SHOW, WITH THE REGULAR GUYS.
FILM, ONE OF FOUR BANDS, NAMED TO COMPETE FOR STUDIO TIME IN LOCALMUSIC.COM’S FIRST COMPETITION – BANDS WILL PLAY 30 MINUTE SETS AT ATLANTA’S DARK HORSE TAVERN – APRIL 29TH
‘LEAD MACHINE’ AND FILM GET FEATURED ON THE INTERNET RADIO SITE NET MUSIC COUNTDOWN, [PART OF ZDNET.COM]
OUR SONG ‘BE WITH ME NOW’ BEEN ADDED TO A COMPILATION CD GOING OUT WITH EVERY JUNE ISSUE OF SPIN MAGAZINE. THE CD CALLED JETSET2 WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE VIA THE RIFFAGE.COM WEBSITE
FILM ADDED TO MUSIC MIDTOWN LINE-UP FOR THE SECOND YEAR RUNNING – HEADLINERS INCLUDE OASIS, OUR LADY PEACE, COLLECTIVE SOUL, TRAVIS, CREED AND MORE TBA
99X WNNX ATLANTA PLAYS ‘LEAD MACHINE’
FILM GET FEATURED FOR THE SECOND TIME ONMP3.COM
‘BE WITH ME NOW’ REACHES NUMBER 2 ON THERIFFAGE POP CHARTS
FILM FEATURED ON ATLANTA.CITYSEARCH.COM WEBSITE PREVIEWS THE UPCOMING SHOWS AND HAS SHORT INTERVIEW
JAN 3 2000
FILM IN THE STUDIO TO RECORD LEAD MACHINE, CHEMICAL WONDER AND GET AWAY
FILM’S LAST SHOW OF THE YEAR PREVIEWED ON MTV.COM
FILM NOMINATED FOR THE PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD – THE 10 BANDS THAT RECIEVED THE MOST VOTES ARE IN THE RUNNING FOR THE AWARD TO BE PRESENTED AT THE 1999 ATLANTA LOCAL MUSIC AWARDS 11/19/99
‘BE WITH ME NOW’ ADDED TO CREATIVE LABSLAVA COMPILATION CD
BEST HEAVY ROCK BAND – READERS CHOICE
[quote] OUR READERS SURE SUPRISED US WITH THIS ONE. FILM IS A GREAT POP BAND WITH A DECIDELY BRITISH FLAVOR, BUT THEY’RE NOT BY ANY MEASURE WHAT WE CONSIDER ‘HEAVY’ [end quote]
‘BE WITH ME NOW” PLAYED ON 96ROCK
‘THIS IS THE ONE’ PLAYED ON 99X
FILM ARE BACK IN THE STUDIO RECORDING AND DEMOING NEW MATERIAL TO BE RELEASED EARLY 2000 FOR THE ‘ULTRALFYLER’ CD
‘BE WITH ME NOW’ IS THE FEATURED POP SONG ON MP3.COM, GETTING DOWNLOADED OVER 150 TIMES PER DAY. MP3.COM CALLS IT ‘STUNNING NEW ROCK”
FREE 2 SONG SAMPLER CASSETTE AVAILABLE TO FIRST 500 PEOPLE TO COME OUT TO THE VARIETY PLAYHOUSE SHOW 8/12. CASSETTE FEATURES BRAND NEW SONGS ‘BE WITH ME NOW’ AND ‘THIS IS THE ONE’
FILM RANK #5 ON 99X LOCAL SHOW PHONE FAV FIVE
FILM FEATURED ON MICROSOFTWINDOWSMEDIA SITE
FILM TEAM UP WITH RECIPROCAL TO DELIVER NEW MEDIA CONTENT
FILM ADDED TO BILLBOARD TALENT NET
MTV’S ROAD RULES SHOW FEATURES TWO SONGS W AH (FAITH UNKNOWN) AND SO STRANGE
FILM RANK #5 ON 99X LOCAL SHOW PHONE FIVE FAV
FILM CONFIRMED FOR THE ATLANTIS MUSIC CONFERENCE AUG 12 AT VARIETY PLAYHOUSE FOR 99X WNNX SHOWCASE
FILM HEAD BACK INTO STUDIO TO START WORK ON THE FOLLOW UP TO FILMLAND.. SOUND CLIPS TO FOLLOW !!
FILM VOTED BAND OF THE MONTH SOUTHERN LOCAL AREA BANDS
FILM REVIEWED BY KENNESSAW STATE UNIVERSITY WRITER MICHELLE LIZASO
FILM ADDED TO MUSIC MIDTOWN 1999 – LINEUP INCLUDES GOO GOO DOLLS, KENT, HOLE, WIDESPREAD PANIC, TENDERIDOLS, 60 CYCLE HUM, IGGY POP, AND MORE – SPREAD OVER 3 DAYS
FILM SIGN UK DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH SHELL SHOCKED IN LONDON
FILM VOTED ARTIST OF THE WEEK WWW.RECYCLEDMUSIC.COM
96 ROCK WWW.96ROCK.COM PLAYS “TIME STANDS STILL”
FILM LAND REVIEWED BY THE STAR WIRE CLICK HERE
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE SENT OUT CLICK HERE TO READ
THE TRACK ‘ WHERE ARE YOU? ‘ HAS BEEN INCLUDED ON THE ATLANTA REGIONAL MUSIC DIRECTORY COMPILATION CD TO BE RELEASED MID FEBRUARY
ROUGHTRADE RECORDS ROUGHTRADE.COM TO SELL THE CD IN LONDON UK
MTV HAVE SIGNED A CONTRACT WITH FILM TO USE TEN SONGS FROM THE FILM LAND CD FOR USE IN THIS SUMMERS UPCOMING ROAD RULES ( ON A BOAT) SERIES TO AIR BEGINNING JUNE
JAN 13 99
CD IS NOW AVAILABLE AND WILL BE IN STORES FROM MONDAY JAN 18 IN BOTH THE UK AND USA. SEE MERCHANDISE PAGE TO ORDER DIRECT FILM IS NOW LINKED TO www.jam-session.com
DEC 30 98
CD RELEASE PARTY DATE SET FOR FRIDAY JANUARY 15 1999 AT ECHOLOUNGE IN EAST ATLANTA DETAILS HERE LINE UP TO INCLUDE THE BRILLIANT 45 MERCY [ATLANTA] AND AFTER SHOW SET FROM DJ CHRIS COLEMAN CC
THE POINT SHOW FEB 3 WITH ODK HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO SCHEDULE CONFLICT
DEC 7 98
CD IS STILL NOT OUT DUE TO PROBLEMS WITH THE MANUFACTURER, WE HAVE TO GET THE CD BACK FROM THEM AND TAKE IT TO ANOTHER COMPANY THUS DELAYING THE RELEASE POSSIBLE UNTIL JANUARY 1999
DEC 4 98
IAIN RECORDS DR. MARTINS PROMO FOR 99X – RADIO STATION USES 2 FILM TRACKS IN FRONT OF ONE OF THE ADVERTISEMENTS
FILM FEATURED ON TOURDATES.COM LOCAL WRITE UP CLICK HERE
NOV 16 98
NEW OFFICIAL WEB SITE LAUNCHED , MORE FEATURES, MORE AUDIO CLIPS, VIDEO CLIPS TO COME.
NOV 4 98
FILM SIGNS TO REDEYE DISTRIBUTION WHO WILL SELL THE CD THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH EAST, IN BLOCKBUSTERS, BARNES AND NOBEL, AND 425 OTHER STORES
CD GOES TO DISCONE (WWW.DISCONE.COM) FOR MANUFACTURING
99X LOCALS ONLY SHOW PLAYS ” WHERE ARE YOU ”
FILM LAND RECORDING AND MIXING FINISHED, FIRST COPIES TAKEN TO 99X