Life in Film is an indie rock band based in the United Kingdom. Originated in Hackney, East London, Life in Film consists of members Samuel Fry (lead vocals, guitar), Edward Ibbotson (vocals, guitar), Dominic Sennett (vocals, bass), and Micky Osment (vocals, drums).
The English quartet formed when lead vocalist Samuel Fry returned to London after studying at Bournemouth, reuniting with old school friend, Edward Ibbotson. Soon after, Sennett and Osment, both of whom Fry had met at Bournemouth University, moved to London as well in order to establish a proper beginning for their band
Life in Film incorporates elements of modern indie and jangle pop. Micky Osment explains in an interview that the band's sound encourages many different layers, focusing on "a guitar hook, a drum rhythm, and a bass run, because it’s important for the tune to have depth to it."The band fuses together a mixture of influences from bands/acts such as The Smiths, The Doors, Belle and Sebastian, and David Bowie.
The band found some initial success in its first year when iconic British fashion designers Burberry selected their song "Alleyway" to open their Burberry Acoustic Initiative compilation, which led to a performance at Vogue's Fashion Night Out in September 2010. They self-released their debut single, "The Idiot," in 2011 and by 2012 were signed to Sony, who issued their debut EP, Pins and Needles. They were paired up with producer Stephen Street (the Smiths, Blur) to work on their debut full-length, which was originally scheduled for a 2013 release. After a switch to European label Embassy of Music in 2014, they issued a second EP before finally delivering their debut album, Get Closer, in March 2015.