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MOVEMENTS (US) + PAERISH (FR) + MOUNTAINS TO MOVE (BE)
Tuesday 15 May at 19:00 - 22:30
JC Bouckenborgh, Bredabaan 559, Merksem
Movements (US – Fearless Records)
Music and emotion share a timeless physiological, psychological, and spiritual bond. A chord, a melody, or a lyric can lift spirits and inspire. Movements achieve that sort of reaction on their full-length debut, Feel Something [Fearless Records]. Threading together spacey guitars, evocative and introspective lyricism, ponderous spoken word, and tight songcraft, the Southern California quartet—Patrick Miranda [vocals], Ira George [guitar], Spencer York [drums], and Austin Cressey [bass]—immediately connect by opening up. That musical empathy quietly launched Movements on an upward trajectory in 2015. Formed by longtime friends, the group landed a deal with Fearless Records after just one local gig. Produced by Will Yip [Tigers Jaw, Title Fight, Turnover, Citizen], their debut EP, Outgrown Things, became a fan favorite. Acclaimed by the likes of Alternative Press and New Noise Magazine, songs like “Nineteen” and “Kept” each respectively amassed over 800K Spotify streams and counting as they have toured nonstop. Along the way, the boys started working on what would become Feel Something before returning to the studio with Yip in February 2017. In the sessions, their signature style crystallized and coalesced. Ultimately, Movements bring emotion to life in each note.
Unlike the character in Jumanji that, although slightly modified, served as inspiration for the band name, it won’t take this four-piece from Paris 26 years to reach the musical equivalent of adulthood. Alan Parrish may have started out as a weak, scared, shy kid who eventually developed strong survival instincts, but PÆRISH is well on its way to becoming masters of its own reality, with Semi Finalists serving as just the first major move in the group’s game plan to conquer the music world.
Mountains To Move (BE)
Mountain To Move play a blend of emotionally filled clean verses with wall-breaking heavy choruses, to which you can bang (or hang) your head. Their heartfelt lyrics illustrate the personal struggles and anxieties of an individual lost in a world that spins too fast under his feet. Captivating, yet haunting you to the deepest core of your heart. Your girl’s favourite boy band.