Motion released their self-titled EP back in August. With so much great music of all genres coming out of Scotland just now you may well have missed it. No matter, now is as good a time as ever to catch up with the Edinburgh three piece.
Motion are Paul Band on vocals and guitar, Lee Shand on bass and Robbie Thomson on drums. Their tripped out indie rock is heavily influenced by the classic sounds of Manchester. When following in the footsteps of giants such as New Order and The Stone Roses it can be hard for a band to get their own distinct musical message across. Thankfully Motion manage to chuck enough of their own personality in to the mix to make things interesting.
Out of the four tracks ‘Myths’ is probably the highlight, justifying the decision to open with it. However there’s more than enough going on in the other three tracks to hold your attention. ‘Into the Lense’ sees Paul Band delivering some wonderfully cynical lyrics.
‘Who’ slows things down slightly , the repetitive opening riff giving way to a psyched out groove and an echo laden vocal which carries the listener along easily. ‘Everything’ feels slightly heavier than the preceding three tracks as it brings things to a close. It’s going to be interesting to see if this band can deliver on their ample potential
Next up for Motion is a gig supporting Noah Noah at Edinburgh’s Mash House on the 24th of November, a date well worth adding to your diary.
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