We were asked to do the music supervision for the trailer for the upcoming biopic, England is Mine: A portrait of Steven Patrick Morrissey and his early life in 1970's Manchester before he went on to become lead singer of seminal 80's band The Smiths.
As the film is an unauthorised biopic, we were not allowed to use any of Morrissey’s discography. It was therefore important for us to source music that was fitting to early Morrissey. Music that had elements of Punk, music that was gritty, and music that remained authentic to the time.
We built multiple playlists over a two-week period playing with different tempos, styles and instrumentation. What stuck out the most was Acid Dad’s, Don’t Get Taken. We like to source up and coming independent artists. We like to "discover" and "uncover" talent. What struck us about Acid Dad was how relatable to the story it was. Similarly to Morrissey in this film, they are a band at the start of their careers. What better way of celebrating this in the film, than with music from a band in a similar position.
A worldwide feature theatrical trailer. It premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival with positive response for the band and the film!