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The CINE 400

Sounds likeThe 1975, Daft Punk, The Cure
LocationCape Town

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The CINE 400 is a three-piece alternative pop band from Athlone in Cape Town, South Africa. Athlone is located in the Cape Flats - an area where coloured people (neither black nor white, often mixed race or Indian) were forcibly relocated during the Apartheid area as part of the Group Areas Act.

Borrowing its name from an old cinema in Athlone (a previously disadvantaged area located in the Cape Flats), the band believes that - much like the cinema united communities during Apartheid - music serves the same function in contemporary society by bringing people together across racial and cultural barriers.

The group consists of Ozzy (vocals, production, songwriting), Kazz (songwriting, guitar, production) and Aqeeb (songwriting, production). Originally formed in 2014 by childhood friends Kazz and Ozzy, the band recruited Aqeeb during the members' tenure at the University of Cape Town.

The band have been influenced by artists such as The 1975, Daft Punk and The Beatles in order to achieve their unique sound. While not exactly wearing their influences on their sleeve they are rather influenced by musical concepts and the art of making a record. Embracing a punk rock DIY method the band have recorded, produced, wrote and mixed their debut EP - Now Showing. Drenched in synthesizers the band still have guitar as a mainstay instrument throughout. Sonically, the band strives to balance pop melodic sensibilities with nuanced left-field production found in electronic music that aren't normally heard in "band music". The band embraces the landscape of the music world today by not adhering to any norms and operating closer to how an electronic artist does.

The CINE 400 is a three-piece alternative pop band from Athlone in Cape Town, South Africa. The group consists of Ozzy (vocals, songwriting, production), Kazz (songwriting, guitar, production) and Aqeeb (songwriting, keys, production). Originally formed in 2014 by childhood friends Kazz and Ozzy, the band recruited Aqeeb during the members' tenure at the University of Cape Town.

Borrowing its name from an old cinema in Athlone (a previously disadvantaged area located in the Cape Flats), the band believes that - much like the cinema united communities during Apartheid - music serves the same function in contemporary society by bringing people together across racial and cultural barriers.
The band have been influenced by artists such as Arctic Monkeys, Michael Jackson and Nile Rodgers in order to achieve their unique sound. Sonically, the band strives to balance pop melodic sensibilities with nuanced left-field production.

The group have recently been signed by Grammy Award winning Los Angeles-based publisher Urband & Lazar Music Publishing who most notably represent acts such as The Kooks, Lil Wayne, Childish Gambino and Years & Years amongst many others.

Their six song debut EP "Now Showing" was self-produced and self-recorded and is scheduled for release in mid-June 2018. The CINE 400 were recently invited to perform for Habitat For Humanity in January 2018 at the V&A Amphitheatre.

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