Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Space Autopsy

Grains Of Oats is the first release of the Swedish band The Movements. This awesome band plays sixties inspired Garage Rock with Space and Psychedelic elements. Grains Of Oats was originaly released in 2006. This is the rerelease from 2008 with two extra bonus tracks. Enjoy!

The 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.
(Their bio)

The Movements - Grains Of Oats (2008)


Anonymous said...

If you like The Movements, then you should really check out Ricochets(rip). Fantastic garage/pysch from Norway.

Knapp said...

It sounds almost like a punk version of the Doors... I like their 'For Sardines Space Is No Problem' album, and this one is also good... Thanx !!!