I can never stress enough how much I love discovering amazing music through film.
Cells – The Servant
Cells makes an (instrumental) appearance in the trailer for Sin City – a film that probably needs no further introduction. The song however, does.
Servants were an English alternative band that formed in 1998 and eventually disbanded in late 2007 (as stated on their MySpace page, they were splitting up “to move on to pastures new”). Originally only popular in Europe (mainly in Britain, France and Italy) the group’s popularity skyrocketed after the release of Sin City, with significant U.S interest in their records and even demands for concerts.
The tune carries a peculiar dark, sinister vibe (as is fitting to the Sin City atmosphere) reminiscent of an almost Smashing Pumpkin-esque air.
After what seemed like hours of search, I actually managed to find the Smashing Pumpkin song this reminds me of: The Beginning Is The End Is the Beginning (another song from a great film – Watchmen).
Cells is the opening track to their 2004 eponymous album.