Charleston, South Carolina's THE FILMS, formed in 2003 when four high school acquaintances with different musical pasts, found themselves scrapping to stay alive in America's South. Now, after relentless touring and stirring in the Southeast, raising brows from Raleigh to Birmingham, Michael Trent (Vocals, Guitar), Jake Sinclair (Bass, Vocals) Kenneth Harris (Guitar, Keys,Vocals) and Adam C. Blake (Drums) have finally waxed twelve brand new hits wrought with spit, grit, attitude, despair, and charm.
Recorded in the early months of 2006, THE FILMS traded their southern comforts for an icy northern winter at The Loft studios in eastern Michigan. With a tireless schedule, the band held up on the floor of a dirty lake house to conceive an album provoked American rock of the 50's, British pop of the 60's. 70's glam and punk, and 80's new wave and Britpop. DON'T DANCE RATTLESNAKE is a dirty, frantic fit of the Beatles, Blur, the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, the Kinks, Elvis Costello, and Elvis Presley, meshed with the sadness of Gram Parson, and the swagger of Marc Bolan.