Film Review: Meet Me in The Bathroom

There are few things more exhilarating in music than being part of a scene. A group of likeminded musicians and bands who come together organically, usually around the same people or places. As a collective, they share a similar sound, mentality or ethos and, more often than not, the same fanbase. These artists feed off each other’s energy and creativity, spurring each other to greater heights. With record companies chasing behind trying to monetise it.

At the beginning of the 21st century, something special was brewing in New York City and The Strokes were the vanguard. Soon to be joined by The Mouldy Peaches, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ryan Adams, TV on the Radio, Interpol, LCD Soundsystem, The Rapture and many more. Based on a book of the same name by music journalist Lizzy Goodman, Meet Me in The Bathroom tracks the rise of the New York music scene in the post-9/11 world.

For anyone of a certain vintage, Meet Me in The Bathroom will be a happy nostalgia trip through a lively and fun period of indie music. However, there’s much more to Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace’s film than just the music. Using interviews and archive footage we’re taken on an access all areas journey into a wave that conquered the world. Meet Me in The Bathroom is a vibrant and immersive snapshot of a time and place.

Meet Me in The Bathroom opens in New York and LA on 4 November and is in cinemas nationwide for one night only on 8 November. 

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