IThe Movements was formed during the early years of the new millenium by bass-player Daniel “Dolly” Pettersson in the rough environment of the old harbor town Göteborg, Sweden. He intended to form a band which could brake free from genre trends but still keeping it true to the original feeling of yesterdays´ rock n´roll. In 2002 Dolly was wrongfully sentenced to five years in prison. The band decided to temporarily replace him on the bass with Daniel “Jokkmokk” Eriksson, and with this young sami from northern Sweden, they recorded and released their famous first EP “Drag me up” on Lonestar records in 2004.
They started to frequently tour around Europe and have since then survived everything from cancer, car-crashes, the taxman, and the strains of endless hard touring. Their first two albums (produced by Björn Olsson and released on Alleycat Records) contain an energetic and innovative mixture of styles. With 60´s garage rock in the foundation they put in elements from krautrock, psychedelia, punkrock and what ever comes to their minds. The Movements share a big love for catchy choruses and shattering hooks but also for loosing it completely in spacey jams. It´s important to them to claim their creative freedom by underline that they are not puritans of anything and that their music can take off in any direction they feel like. They have often been called for the most interesting and fresh rock-group around these days.
While in the process of recording their third full length album the original bassplayer Dolly was released from prison and rejoined the group. The album they where working with was a theme record about the life of Swedish astronaut Christer Fuglesang. The record made them quite famous in Sweden since the astronaut loved it and brought it with him up to space when space shuttle ISS took off in august 2009. They then became historic as being the first spacerock band ever to actually have been played in space!
When The Movements is not on tour, which is their favorite part of playing in a band, they hang out around the neighborhoods of where their recording studio is located. It is built inside an old parking house down at the fishing harbor of Gothenburg. They built the studio inspired of the German band Can to be able to record more frequently and to experiment more. Right now they are working on some recordings for upcoming single releases, a new album, and of course, planning new tours.
Dolly Pettersson – Bass, backing vocals & spiritual guidance
David Henriksson – Vocals
Gustaf Gimstedt - Keyboards & Backing vocals
Christian Johansson – Guitar & Backing vocals
Thomas Widholm – Drums
"Yeah , that was a joke. I , unfortunately, live in Urge Overkill , Liz Phair , Smashing Pumpkins , Ministry , etc. etc.'s home town , so , I always had to hear how great all that stuff was , but , I'm still not feelin' it . A…"
1. Bumpin Tacos- Listen2. Bumpin Tacos- Just a Sec3. Statues- Dead or Alive4. Peer Pressure- Mom5. Vox Pop- Not like your Mom6. The Spits- Ask your mother7. Circle Jerks- Wonderful8. Human Eye- Gettin Mean9. Simply Saucer- Electro rock10. Bazooka- Zed the Mythical Goat11. Useless Eaters- Death Gripped12. Last four Digits- city streets13. Red Mass- You've heard these chords before14. The Kids- Rock over Belgium15. Terminals- Toxic Shock Syndrome16. …See More
"Radio What Wave Playlist May 16/2013
1. King Beez....Showdown...from a CD called Singles 2008-2009
2. Deniz Tek...Always Out Of Reach...from the Glass Eye World CD on Career Records. Deniz Tek was in Hamilton at This Ain't Hollywood the night…"
Ning networks aren't free! We rely heavily on member donations and banner ad sales to cover the hosting costs of this site. So if you like being a part of it, please donate a few bucks using the link above. Thanks!