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Movements

Synopsis
Their debut album " Feel Something" is out 20th oct
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Music and emotion share a timeless physiological, psychological, and spiritual bond. A chord, a melody, or a lyric can lift spirits and inspire. Orange County’s Movements, one of the brightest hopes in the current alternative music world and already Alternative Press cover stars, achieve that sort of reaction on their full-length debut, Feel Something. Threading together intricate guitars, evocative and introspective lyricism and tight songcraft, the Southern California quartet — vocalist Patrick Miranda, guitarist Ira George, drummer Spencer York and basist Austin Cressey immediately connect by opening up…
 
“We want our listeners to hear our music and feel something deeper than the everyday run-of-the-mill emotions” exclaims Patrick. “We want our listeners to know that no matter what they’re going through there’s someone out there who understands. We want them to know they aren’t alone in their struggles, and no one should have to suffer alone. We don’t care if our music makes you feel sad, happy, angry, confused, or anything in between. All we care about is that it makes you Feel Something.”
 
That musical empathy 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 favourite. Acclaimed by the likes of Alternative Press and New Noise Magazine, songs like “Nineteen” and “Kept” each respectively amassed over a million Spotify streams and counting as they have toured nonstop. Along the way, the band 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.

Bolstered by intricate instrumentation and explosive vocal delivery, these 11 tracks signify the musicians’ evolution. On the first single “Colorblind,” clean guitars volley between arena-size rhythms before snapping into a vibrant admission: “you were gold, but I’m colorblind.”
 
“It’s a relationship song,” says Patrick. “I’m colorblind, and I use that as an analogy for love. After going through some bad breakups, I’d meet people and fail to connect on a deeper level. I’d lose interest and walk away. Even though these girls had so much to offer me, I couldn’t see it. No matter what, I couldn’t see these relationships through, and I didn’t know why.”
 
“Deadly Dull” explores the effects of Alzheimer’s from a powerful firsthand perspective that’s nothing short of tear-jerking. “My girlfriend’s grandfather has Alzheimer’s,” the frontman sighs. “When his wife died, he was distraught, screaming, and crying. Twenty minutes later, he didn’t know she died. He keeps asking to see her. The family tells him that she’s gone, because he doesn’t remember. That crushes me. Every time, he gets sad, cries, goes outside, and sits on the back porch and doesn’t talk to anybody. He goes to bed, it’s all erased, and he wakes up with the same questions. I wanted to tell that story.”

Meanwhile, “Daylily” offers up a musical reminder that there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel. “It’s about my current girlfriend,” he reveals. “We connect so deeply because she understands what I’m going through. She’s had severe anxiety, depression, and an eating disorder. Her therapist would call good days, ‘Pink cloud days.’ No matter how many bad days you have, you will have more ‘Pink cloud days.’”
 
Ultimately, Movements bring emotion to life in each note. “When people hear this, I want them to think it’s impactful,” Patrick leaves off. “I want them to hear the record, feel it, and continue to experience it.”
 
The band perform in Europe for the first time later this year, supporting Knuckle Puck on the following dates:


NOVEMBER
26th Hasselt MOD, Belgium
27th Cologne MTC, Germany
28th Hamburg Hafenklang, Germany
29th Berlin Musik und Friden, Germany
DECEMBER
01st Vienna B72, Austria
02nd Milan Legend Club, Italy
03rd Luzern Triebhaus, Switzerland
04th Wiesbaden Kesselhaus, Germany
06th Eindhoven Dynamo, Holland
07th Nottingham Rescue Rooms, UK
08th Manchester Club Academy 2, UK
09th Glasgow SWG3, UK
10th Newcastle Riverside, UK
12th Leeds Key Club, UK
13th Bristol Fleece, UK
14th Southampton 1865, UK
15th London Electric Ballroom, UK
 
 
MOVEMENTS are:
Patrick Miranda - Vocals
Ira George – Guitar 
Spencer York - Drums
Austin Cressey – Bass
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General Manager
Synergy Artist Management // Lisa
Synergy Artist Management // Evange

Press contact
Fearless Records // Heather Griffin

Booking agent
Apane New York // John Lashnits (North America)
Primary Talent // Ed Sellers and Chris Smyth 


General Contact GSA:
Odyssey Music // Patricia Markert
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