8mm is Sean and Juliette Bevan. Their names may not look familiar to you, but you may have heard the music that Sean has produced. He has been involved with Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, No Doubt, Thrice, and many other well-known bands. This husband and wife duo was formed while Sean was producing Kill Hanna's For Never And Ever, and the band made the last minute request to add female backup vocals. It just so happened that Juliette stopped by the studio and was asked to help. She had never sung in front of Sean before, and everyone was floored by her sultry yet delicate voice. This was the inspiration for Sean to create this downtempo and trip-hop project, and 8mm was formed.
In 2004, 8mm quietly released their 6 song EP, Opener. The band's down-tempo trip-hop with a dark, haunting, and seductive sound quickly generated a local underground buzz in Los Angeles, and attracted the attention of the LA Times, Internet word-of-mouth, and Nic Harcourt of KCRW who "got 8mm and put it on the air the next day."
2005 and 2006 were very busy for 8mm, which saw their popularity gain momentum with ranking in the Top 3 of MySpace in Downtempo and Trip-Hop, plays on many podcasts, as well as a nationwide tour which they booked with the help of their MySpace friends.
September 26 marks the long awaited release of their first full length CD, Songs to Love and Die By on the newly formed Curb Appeal Records. The CD features two of the songs from their Opener EP ("Never Enough", "Give It Up"), and eight new songs.
Nine of the songs feature the beautiful voice of Juliette, which has been described as a cross between Billie Holiday and Jessica Rabbit, and the first track, "No Way Back," gives the listener a wonderful introduction to Juliette's hypnotic voice.
As the songs progress, you will become more and more enthralled by the breathtaking voice of Juliette and the guitar groove that Sean produces. The first single, "Stunning," could easily be featured on a movie soundtrack as the credits roll by. In fact, many of 8mm's songs could be included in a movie soundtrack, they sound that good.