motorik

motorik

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Crowd pleasing rock trio with post-punk influences, driving rhythms, fem vox and anthemic guitar.

Biography

Motorik balances catchy hooks with driving dissonance and employs angular rhythms from all instruments. Fans have described Motorik as sounding like Killing Joke, Siouxsie & the Banshees, The Minutemen, Joy Division and Echo and the Bunnymen, yet still coming through with our own unique sound.

A little background about the band...Adrian and Hoagie have been playing in bands together since 1990. First in the punk band D.C. Beggars who often shared a stage with Seattle band The Gits as well as touring acts including Poison Idea, 7 Year Bitch, The Dickies, 7 Seconds and NOFX. They were also the backbone of Frail whose guitar player John Randolph is a core member of Seattle band The Cops. Some of Sio’s earlier bands were the eclectic noise band Andover 7 and Nod and Smile, a pop quartet with swoony layers, where Sio first began to experiment with catchy melodies on bass. Adrian and Sio were both members of Rank Strand where Adrian switched to guitar after many years of playing bass and Sio developed the distinctive vocal style that has become part of Motorik's trademark. When Rank Strand disintegrated the two formed Motorik to work out the potential of these new instruments, then a year or so later, searching for a powerful and unique drummer, recruited Hoagie to join them. We have continued to add new elements to the sound. Most recently by adding electronic drums and analog synths to the mix.

In the past year Motorik has been writing songs, playing shows around Seattle and recording our debut full length, Klang! to be released in summer 2008. Klang! was recorded with Jack Endino at SoundHouse and with Gary Mula at Calleye.

Some recent shows of note: The Comet Valentine's Day Bash; The Cops Rock-n-Roll Holiday Circus @ the Sunset Tavern; Guilty Pleasures benefit for Erik Howk from the Lashes (medical billz); Rock for Real Change benefit for the homeless; Danielli's CD release party @ Skylark. More to come!

Discography

motorik EP 2007
KLANG! LP 2008 recorded @ Calleye Studios with Gary Mula and Soundhouse with Jack Endino

Set List

Tight 45 minute set.

We can also do a full set of Bauhaus covers but only @ Halloween.