The Movement
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Nov
11
The Movement @ TBC

edinbrough, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

edinbrough, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

Nov
10
The Movement @ Nice and Sleazys

Glasgow, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

Glasgow, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

Nov
04
The Movement @ Magnet Club

berlin, Not Applicable, Germany

berlin, Not Applicable, Germany

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<rant about unoriginal name>...'Set Me Free' mingles a contemporary pop sensibility with a snappy synth-era aura that works rather better than you might expect. The raucous 'Never Gonna Give You Up... has a noisy, catchy chorus likely to cause outbursts of the singalong variety. 'Crash' is different again, a bombastic approach to the vocal allied to a snappy pop beat and a great chorus - Hot Press


<rant about how we look like a bunch of plumbers>....

But surely it’s all about the music, man? Well, when a three-track demo is of such exceptional quality as this collection, then it should be. Opener “Set Me Free” is this poignant, minor key masterpiece, full of repetitive but hypnotic guitar and bass riffs and the hookiest of keyboard hooks. The straightforward but effective chorus, “Would you love me, set me free?” is somehow rather heartbreaking too. The title track shows a bit more of the comic genius that the band illustrated through their cover picture with its fast-paced almost carnival styly verse instrumentation; the chorus, though, is all rawk ranting, simply and dim but brilliant, meaning it all becomes a motley and messed-up dance-floor beauty. Final song “Crash” opens like a mid-eighties Queen track but overcomes this magnificently to end up rather sweet and nasty, all at the same time. Add to these killer tunes the vocals of Martin Boylan, and it becomes even more special. He has this type of alluring, deeply emotive, unspoilt voice, in a Roddy Woomble celtic-tinged (Irish this time, not Scottish) sort of way. Like nearly everything to do with The Movement, it shouldn’t work, but it really does.

In this fickle and shallow industry, The Movement will probably find it hard to make a huge impact. But the fact that they don’t wear skinny jeans or have poncy fringes shouldn’t stop many more people hearing their majestic and enthralling music. First impressions, like appearances, can be deceptive. - Sounds XP


Discography

3 track Demo:
Set Me Free
Never Gonna Give You Up
Crash
Recieved airplay on TodayFm, 2Fm, BBC Radio Ulster, Liber8 fm, Anna Livia, Best of Myspace Podcast by Gill Mills, Sounds XP podcast and more.

Best Of The Sunday Roast
our track Crash was featured

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How people have described us:

'the fact that they dont wear skinny jeans or have poncy fringes shouldnt stop many more people hearing their majestic and enthralling music.' - Hattie N, SoundsXP

'Set Me Free' mingles a contemporary pop sensibility with a snappy synth-era aura that works rather better than you might expect. The raucous 'Never Gonna Give You Up... has a noisy, catchy chorus likely to cause outbursts of the singalong variety. 'Crash' is different again, a bombastic approach to the vocal allied to a snappy pop beat and a great chorus' - Jackie Hayden, Hotpress demo review

The Movement have passed along to me a 3 song demo, which rings of New Order and is pretty exciting listening. - alison curtis, Today Fm

A great wee band - Across The Line, BBC Radio Ulster

The Movement have a knack for producing fast paced alternative pop with an edge all while tipping a respectful nod to the eighties scene. - Eric Campbell, New Music Ireland

The Movement have been gigging around Dublin since the start of 2006. The band are characterised by a strong Monaghan accent, an ear for a catchy melody, and quirky lyrics. The music lies somewhere in the post punk bracket, but we're not sure at which end