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NEW ALBUM RUCKUS! OUT TODAY VIA FEARLESS RECORDS
EU + UK TOUR DATES THIS AUTUMN
Southern California post-hardcore band MOVEMENTS dropped their new album, RUCKUS! via Fearless Records.The band has shared the video for "I Hope You Choke!" to celebrate the momentous release!
Movements have mastered the art of push and pull dissonance throughout the course of their career and that signature style is patently evident on "I Hope You Choke!" Tinny, tense guitar work, alternately sung and talked lyrics, and a gang chant of "I hope you choke" perfectly capture sonic storm-and-stress, the tension-and-release style that fans know and love. It's been a whirlwind few years for Movements as evidenced by the fact that band's 2020 album No Good Left to Give debuted at #3 on the Alternative chart and their streams have doubled since then with 200 million total streams in the U.S. alone. However, despite their success, the Southern Californian act have constantly reinvented themselves since forming in 2015 and the band's third full-length RUCKUS! sees the post-hardcore quartet taking their sound to expansive and sometimes unexpected places. Produced by longtime collaborator Will Yip (Circa Survive, Code Orange), the album fuses post-hardcore and punk influences with a healthy dose of pop songcraft to create an album that defies scene conventions in favor of something wholly unique. In order to accomplish this, the band made three extended trips to Yip's Studio 4 in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, to write and record the collection of songs that would end up as RUCKUS! "I truly don't believe that it could have been a more streamlined process and I don't think we've ever written music that's as good as what we put together for this record," Miranda explains. RUCKUS! sees the band integrating decidedly different influences such as Gorillaz and Strokes into their sound to challenge people's preconceptions.
RUCKUS! TRACK LISTING: You're One Of Us Now Killing Time Lead Pipe Heaven Sent Tightrope I Hope Your Choke! Fail You A.M.P. Dance With Death Coeur D'Alene The band recently announced a twelve date tour across Europe and the UK this Autumn in support of the forthcoming new album. See below for a full list of dates. MOVEMENTS- FULL DATES BELOW: 14th November 2023 - Kesselhaus, Wiesbaden, Germany 15th November 2023 - Hansa 39, Munich, Germany 17th November 2023 - Nochtspeicher, Hamburg, Germany 18th November 2023 - Gebäude 9, Cologne, Germany 20th November 2023 - Dynamo, Eindhoven, Netherlands 22nd November 2023 - The Loft Southampton United Kingdom 23rd November 2023 - Project House Leeds United Kingdom 24th November 2023 - Club Academy Manchester United Kingdom 26th November 2023 - G2 Glasgow United Kingdom 27th November 2023 - The Asylum Birmingham United Kingdom 28th November 2023 - Lost Horizon Bristol United Kingdom 30th November 2023 - Electric Ballroom London United Kingdom