Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Movements - The Death of John Hall D.Y.


The Movements, from Gothenburg, Sweden, released the first taste of their new album, Like Elephants 1.

Like Elephants 1 is a very exciting project because, as the title suggests, it is only the first disc of two (Like Elephants 2 is scheduled for release in early 2014). Working out two albums into a unique whole has been innovative, challenging and inspiring for The Movements. What is special about these two albums is that they not only stand strong individually but also create a whole, a kind of continuity, together. The Movements distance themselves from today’s fast-food consumption of songs pulled out of their context and instead dare to demand a greater commitment by the listener who, in return, gets to experience a collection of songs in their intended sequence. 


The Movements possess great songwriting skills and has over the years toured most European countries. The Movements’ upcoming album, Like Elephants 1, is being released on October 25th and will be followed by gigs around Sweden and Europe.

The members of the band:

David Henriksson – vocals
Gustaf Gimstedt – keyboards
Christian “Krita” Johansson – guitar
Daniel “Dolly” Petersson – bass
Thomas Widholm – drums



The Movements's just finished thier new music video. The band has been inspired by garage rock from the '60s, space rock and krautrock. They collaborate with producer Björn Olsson (Håkan Hellström). The band was formed in 2002 and has been a frequent live bands ever since. A spacy detail is that they became the first space rock band that got their music played in space by the Swedish astronaut Christer Fuglesang.

Todays tune "The Death Of John Hall D.Y." is the first single taken from the forth-coming album Like Elephants 1 (out Oct 25th). Out on 7-inch vinyl and digital on September 27th. Video made by: Patrik Lager in 2013



About the tune:
We wrote the song The Death of John Hall D. Y. on tour when we read a book about a captivating human fate, who lived in the late 1700s and was the son of one of Gothenburg's wealthiest people. John Hall D. Y. inherited his father's wealth but not his mind or interest in business. - John devoted himself instead to music, art and literature and came to die penniless and homeless. The music video was filmed in Pilane, Sweden. The reason was that John Hall is said to have spent his time there.

More info @

Official The Movements Web

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