UK Cinema is a five-piece indie project from Hamilton, Ontario.
Each member once an amateur musician at an impressionably young age, UK Cinema has determined its varietal roots have grown upward from a youthful adoration for players on the stage to the euphoric sounds of musical impressionism, from falling in love with a song to creating a song to fall in love with.
Blooming from an eclectic spectrum of artistic influences ranging from filmic popular culture and independent cinema to 80s New Wave and contemporary acts of alternative indie, UK cinema seeks to fuse a love for timeless music with the impassioned attempt to contribute its own.
— Brutus Begins is a solo project by Ricardo Temporao, a Portuguese-Canadian musician writer, and director currently based in Hamilton. Elements of indie-folk are resampled and synthesized, creating a sonic landscape that blurs the lines between the real and the reconstructed. The songwriting and storytelling remain the heart of a world that mirrors our own — commenting on our vices, ambitions and ultimately our evolution.
Brutus Begins released «Uncanny Valley» to critical praise. It's been described as "...a juggernaut of a debut", «phenomenal», «as addicting and inviting as a soma hit» and "...one of the most compelling and high quality debuts we've heard in a decade".