Movements: “I really put my heart into the guitar parts for this band, and I hope it comes across that way”

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Ever listened to a record and thought, “Hmm, y’know what would make this so much better? If it made me feel like pounding my head through my bedroom wall!”? If so, good – Movements are here for you. Their powerfully poignant emo-punk is so visceral and intense that it should come with a warning label separate to the standard ‘explicit lyrics’ tag. “Parental Advisory: This Shit Will Make You Feel Things You Didn’t Even Know You Could Feel”.

It’s part and parcel to the Cali quartet’s charm: their 2017 debut is titled Feel Something, after all. And it came after a whirlwind stint of trailblazing their contemporaries would’ve undoubtedly been jealous of – they formed in 2015, played a single show at their local, and promptly signed a three-LP deal with Fearless Records. The middle kid in that contract is No Good Left To Give, which ups the ante its predecessor set with even more gut-punching lyrics, bolder hooks and guitar parts that steal the show on almost every track. 

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Ellie Robinson
Editor-at-Large, Australian Guitar Magazine

Ellie Robinson is an Australian writer, editor and dog enthusiast with a keen ear for pop-rock and a keen tongue for actual Pop Rocks. Her bylines include music rag staples like NME, BLUNT, Mixdown and, of course, Australian Guitar (where she also serves as Editor-at-Large), but also less expected fare like TV Soap and Snowboarding Australia. Her go-to guitar is a Fender Player Tele, which, controversially, she only picked up after she'd joined the team at Australian Guitar. Before then, Ellie was a keyboardist – thankfully, the AG crew helped her see the light…