By Maddy Oxley
After seeing Movements live a couple of times last month and absolutely loving their set, it was great to hear a new tune from them. It was their first since the release of a couple of b-sides last summer. ‘Barbed Wire Body’ is a refreshing track, diverting from the melancholic tone the band’s music normally takes. This is an entirely welcome change in a genre often characterised by so much emo angst.
The energy is kept high throughout with an upbeat tempo that I can imagine would really get the whole crowd moving at a gig. As a whole, it’s quite reminiscent of Bloc Party’s early stuff (Movements did release a cover of Banquet in December so they may well be taking inspiration from the band). Vocalist Patrick Miranda said he wanted the track to feature less dynamic changes than a typical Movements song, for a ‘loud, in your face track’, which they’ve perfectly achieved here. If this sets the tone for future Movements music, then I am definitely excited.
Movements return to the UK to play outbreak fest in Manchester from the 24th to 26th June.
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