1) Movements is a post-hardcore band from Rancho Santa Margarita, California. and is comprised of Patrick Miranda (vocals), Ira George (guitar), Spencer York (drums), and Austin Cressey (bass). The band was formed in February 2015 and landed a deal with Fearless Records after just one local gig. The band released their EP 'Outgrown Things' on March 11, 2016. They played Warped Tour 2017 and later that year released their debut full-length album 'Feel Something' on October 20, 2017. They have toured with bands such as Pierce The Veil and Knuckle Puck. After recording their first EP, Outgrown Things, guitarist Brett Chiodo left the band in January 2016. Chiodo wrote the all the demo songs as well as the Outgrown Things EP with the band He was replaced by guitarist Ira George, who did not contribute to the writing or recording of Outgrown Things. The band played the entirety of the 2017 Warped Tour. During one set of the tour, vocalist Patrick Miranda helped fill-in for Counterparts vocalist Brendan Murphy who had to miss the show due to a family emergency.
Over the course of the tours, the band spent over a year and a half writing new music for their upcoming debut album. On September 28, 2017, the band released the music video for their first single of their debut album. "Colorblind" features a music video in which the band's lyrics are projected onto the sides of houses and buildings. The album, Feel Something, was also produced by Will Yip, and released on October 20, 2017. The album made reached number two on the Billboard's Top New Artist Albums Chart and peaked at number 190 on the Billboard 200. The band themselves peaked at number 23 on the Emerging Artists chart.
In November 2017, they were scheduled to tour Europe with Knuckle Puck, Tiny Moving Parts and Have Mercy. However, Knuckle Puck canceled the tour. In 2018 they embarked on a headlining tour with Can't Swim, Super Whatevr and Gleemer. Afterwards, they will go on a UK tour with Muskets and Paerish. The band performed a DJ set at Emo Nite Day hosted by Emo Nite in Los Angeles in December 2017.
In March 2018, the band released a music video for the song "Deadly Dull". The band teamed up with Alzheimer’s Association for the video to spread awareness. In November 2018, they released a cover of R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion" as part of Songs that Saved My Life compilation released on Hopeless Records
The second band called Movements is from Jyväskylä, Finland. The band was formed about 3 years ago. For all the members music is a way of life. The first EP "first step" was released in 2005. A second 3-song EP ("northern lights") came out on Dec. 1st. 06.
Description for MOVEMENTS (3):
When in 1993 some musicians got together in Bielefeld to form a Reggae band they named the band MOVEMENTS. This name expressed their feeling of being part of the MOVEMENT OF JAH PEOPLE - the spiritual and mental exodus from Babylon. They were inspired by the uniting power of RASTAFARI, the movement that has made it’s way from the island of Jamaica to Europe ever since the seventies and is best known for it’s Reggae music. But they probably had no idea how much the name would be defining the band’s development - constantly moving and changing but always true to the message and the way of the Roots.
The love for reggae brought them together and due to the band’s international character it became their goal to bring together different people through their music. And in their opinion the best way to do this was Roots-Reggae which unites all people. So the musical orientation was clear from the beginning. Nevertheless the music picked up many different individual styles. It’s these ups and downs which show vividly in the music and make it unique. Since the early days of the Rasta pioneers like Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Burning Spear and several others much has changed in the world’s conception of Roots Reggae. It’s widely accepted and appreciated by it’s fans as the true original form of Reggae. Roots Reggae is timeless but not always mainstream.
MOVEMENTS convinced both fans and critics partly because of the cooperation with national and international artists. Names like Xavier Naidoo, D-Flame, Brothers Keepers and Söhne Mannheims speak for themselves.
Frontman is one of the bands founders, Uwe “Banton”, who is composer and song writer of most of the MOVEMENTS’ songs and determines the band’s musical direction. In 1999 he introduced the Jamaican singer Jah Meek to the band and since then they cooperate on stage and as song writers. Though the band’s members change periodically it doesn’t keep the MOVEMENTS from moving on.
The MOVEMENTS definitely have a message and they deliver it by using form and language of the authentic Reggae. But apart from songs in English their repertoire also includes German texts, both moving and religious at the same time. Long is the list of festivals and clubs where the band has played over the years. Three CDs have been released and another one is in progress. This time the musicians have seeked cooperation with other artists. And famous musicians such as Gentleman and Prezident Brown agreed to contribute to the MOVEMENTS new album.