Cinnamon Antics is an East-London based Electropop band . Their sound draws influence from 80s new wave, synth-pop and Britpop genres. The band was formed by Shabsi (songwriter, lead vocals) and Drew Lovell (songwriter, guitar and backing vocals) in the Summer 2008. Unsatisfied with projects they'd previously been involved in, both songwriters were looking for something different. Shabsi responded to an advert Drew had placed on the internet, for a singer who wanted to "take over the world". Hugh
Davies (synth, backing vocals), a school friend of Drew's, completed the line-up in the Spring of 2009.
They have been described as Talking Heads with a Punk/ New Wave twist. The band have been influenced by a variety of artists and bands including The Smiths, David Bowie and Tom Waits.
Uniquely teamed with four eccentric dancers, "The Teacups", the band has played various gigs across the UK, France and Portugal.
Highlights in 2009 included playing at The Turning Point Festival at the Roundhouse supporting a host of acts such as The Noisettes, Kano and Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobious Bip and headlining London venues such as 93 Feet East, Cafe de Paris and The Proud Galleries.
In the Spring of 2009, Cinnamon Antics issued a self-released 4 track demo that showcased their alluring mix of power pop with a hint of early 80's new wave sound and earned favorable reviews from such quarters as Tom Robison's BBC6 Introducing. The demo was produced by Luke Collison (aka Dsico).
The band are excited to announce the release of their debut Single “Candy”. The synth-driven New Wave/Electropop track has been recorded at Abbot Street Studios, mixed by Bruno Rey and produced by Luke Collinson (aka Dsico). The single will be bundled with a second track 'Endorphins' and is set for online release through Getout Records on 10th May 2010.
Shabsi: Lead vocals and songwriter (2008-Present)
Drew Lovell: Guitarist, backing vocals and songwriter (2008-Present)
Hugh Davies: Synth and backing vocals (2009-Present)
LIVE REVIEWS (2010)
"(...) you'd be forgiven for thinking that the whole indie/electro thing had played itself out,
but with bands like Cinnamon Antics starting to push through, it would seem that the
genre is going to have one last hurrah in 2010."
"Cinnamon Antics are on the lips of every taste-maker at the moment, being achingly cool with a superb electro new-wave show."
"Dreamy DIY power pop with a hint of cool early 80’s new wave."
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