Irish post-punk rock band, Movment, have just released their latest single, Violence, and we here at the Send Me Your Ears studio have been taking a listen today.
If you need to wind down after a bad day at work then this track might just be for you! It is 4 and a half minutes of pure anger and vitriol all bundled up in a punky-sounding, slightly “shouty” track. Violence feels like a battle cry. The song is about anger, rage, and the turmoil in our heads at times of intense pressure.
In the words of the band, “Ask yourself what has brought us to this state. We hold ourselves back. We pause. We hesitate. It is better to move forward. Drive onwards. Take risks. Face up to the turmoil head-on. Avoid procrastination. Create. Don’t be drawn into stagnation The difficulties of life are everywhere. Push on and confront every situation that you meet. Be Not Afraid!”
Starting on some synth sounds, the song quickly gathers momentum with the addition of some galloping toms. Electric guitar and bass join the toms, following the same pattern. By this point in the song, you already know that this is going to be a fierce and punishing track, but once the vocals join the mix, you can feel yourself being swept along by the energy. The vocals are layered and driven. At times, they go through an effect a little like a telephone EQ.
Violence has a real live feel to it, as if the band were standing there right in front of you performing the track. The lo-fi punk feel to it displays boundless attitude and angst and the screamo sections towards the end are the final release of anger that you need to make sure you have got everything out of your system!
We love the Doors-like bass and hi-hat sections and there was a moment when we felt a touch of Terrorvision influence.
From a production perspective, we feel that a boost in the top two octaves would add some brightness to the track, adding some clarity and definition to the driven guitars.
Movment are Martin Kelly – Vocals, Drums, Words. Kevin Kelly – Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Synths, Programming, Words. Mark Kelly – Bass Guitar. Isabella Rowden Kelly – Guitars.
For fans of post-punk/alt-rock, give Movment a listen. Their latest track, Violence is like to help unwind you on the most stressful of days.