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                                                                           Movment interview 10/3/24
MM: Can you tell us about your Band and who’s your biggest influences

Martin: We are 2 brothers who write music together. I play drums and sing. Kevin plays guitars,
bass, and synths. Isabella and Mark play live with us. And my biggest influences have been
Iron Maiden, New Model Army and Nine Inch Nails. But there are countless other influences.

Kevin: Myself and Martin write songs and lyrics together and with technology and
improvements in gear, our collaborations are much easier to create these days. We write and
record in our own home studio, End of Light Studios, in Mullingar, Ireland. My biggest
influences are Joy Division, Pixies and The Jesus and Mary Chain, but there are many others.
I document what I listen to on my blog –

MM: Where do you draw your inspirations and ideas from
Martin: Our lyrics are based on everyday life and what is going on in the world. We write lots
of songs and music. We tend to focus on real, intense parts of life, and although our sound and
words tend to be dark, they are not necessarily negative. SciFi and Horror are interesting
genres for us, but we also write about aspects of life that inspire us. We are constantly inspired
by amazing human beings, by books, or these days, social media. It gets a bad rap, but there
are lots of shocking and fascinating things on YouTube, TikTok and other online platforms.
Kevin: We are bombarded with ideas and thoughts more than ever. We sift through this and
write about the stories and people that inspire us. We are attracted to the dark side of life, the
real part. So, War, Death, Living, Horror, Real Life Stories are engaging to us. We are
capivated and fascinated by life and death and everything in between.


MM: What would you say is your Bands favourite song ?
Martin: For me, it is still Violence, which we released as a single last year. But I also like
Existence, from our new album, Reinvention. It has an aura to it, which gets to the core of who
we are.
Kevin: I’ve always like Birthday Tapes, an early song of ours, with its focus on memory. And
listening back to an earlier version of you. On the new album my current favourite is Don’t Let
Go, but I like all the songs on Reinvention, our new album.


MM: Plans tour and festival wise for 2024
Martin: We are currently writing our next album, and we also have 6 songs ready for recording
which we will release later this year, probably as a mini-album or EP. We don’t have any gigs
or festivals lined up at the moment, but that may change.
Kevin: Our focus has always been on recording and writing songs. And we will have new
songs out this year. We might play some gigs in Ireland in the Summer or Autumn.


MM: What can we expect from Movment live
Martin: We are quite an intense band live, and there is a lot of energy in our songs when
performed live. Live gigs are all about interaction between the band and the audience, and are
a different world from recording and writing songs.
Kevin: We have not been gigging much recently. It will be interesting to see how our new
songs work live and how audiences react to them. And there will be a lot of effort from us to reimagine our recordings so that they work live. There is a lot of scope for using electronics
and keyboards and different sounds live so this will add a different dimension to our main
instruments of drums, bass, guitars and vocals.


MM: What do you like best and worst about touring
Martin: Travelling can be great, you see new cities and countries. But it is also tiring. And
playing live can be repetitive. So, you need to focus all your energy on your performances to
make sure you give 100% and more every time.
Kevin: It depends on how long your tours are, and how far you travel. There is a lot of
organising involved, and when you are independent, you do a lot of this yourself. But playing in
different cities to people who like your music is very rewarding.


MM: Which three Bands would be your ultimate touring buddies
Martin: I’d say it would be best to get bands that are a similar genre to us. So, my three bands
would be Smashing Pumpkins, Idles and Viagra Boys.
Kevin: I would like to play with Depeche Mode, The Stranglers and The Jesus and Mary Chain.
I would get to see them perform up close then.


MM: Whats the most memorable concert you've been to (other than your own) and why 
Martin: I saw Nine Inch Nails in a small hall in Dublin back in the day. Still a favourite gig of
mine. They played Dead Souls.
Kevin: I saw the French band, Noir Desir, in a small venue in Dublin and it was an amazing gig.
They really rocked the place then. The audience was at least 80% French.


MM: What do you feel has been your biggest accomplishment so far with MOVMENT
Martin: Writing, recording and releasing albums of songs. That is our goal, and we have
released lots of songs. We are already working on our 4 th album for Movment. That is all we
want from music. To write songs and release them.
Kevin: We are also more involved in our own artwork which adds to the Movment project. And
we film and edit our own videos. Every album we have written, recorded, and released is an


MM: Which are your Three favourite Albums of all time
Martin: That is a tough question. Iron Maiden – Piece of Mind, Girls Against Boys – Cruise
Yourself, or perhaps Rammstein - Sehnsucht
Kevin: Sparklehorse - Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot, The Horrors - Primary Colours, and
also At The Drive-In - Relationship of Command


MM: Can you remember the first time you ever played live and how it felt to have people
watching you?
Martin: Our first gig as raw novembre was in the town park, Mullingar, at the annual bandstand
gig. It is always awkward to play in front of friends and locals, especially when you are just
starting as a band. But we know what we wanted to sound like.
Kevin: Yes, I’d say it was the town park gig. The park was full, and it was a sunny day. We
probably played some covers as well as original songs. We were quite punk then, so I’m not
sure how well that would have gone down with everyone but we did get a hardcore following
back in those days. It was a free gig.


MM: Growing up which Bands posters did you have on your bedroom wall.
Martin: Iron Maiden & Nine Inch Nails. Two of my favourite bands.
Kevin: Joy Division, Sonic Youth, The Jesus Lizard and At The Drive In, and lots more!


MM - Who do you think influenced the world of Metal / Rock more than any other person
Martin: A lot of the metal bands from the 70s and 80s had a big impact on metal and rock
today. Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy, Van Halen, AC/DC, and many more. I suppose
Lemmy and Phil Lynott stand out for me.

Kevin: Black Sabbath for me. They were a huge influence on me. And a modern day band that
also are very influential now are Queens of the Stone Age. And I think Ozzy has had a big
impact on rock/metal since the 80s.


MM - Whats the most important thing to the band right now?
Martin: Writing new songs. That is what we really enjoy doing. And although we have an
album, Reinvention, on release at the moment, writing new songs and recording a new album
is the most important thing we do. So, we have started this process again.
Kevin: Yeah, we are focused on writing a new album at present. We will record it and mix it
over the next 6 months, so that is the most important thing to us now.

MM:If you could do a cover of any song which one would it be and why?
Martin: We have played covers in the past. Blueprint, by Fugazi, stands out for me.
Kevin: At the moment we are jamming Ghosts Again, by Depeche Mode. What a fantastic
song. It feels so good playing it.

MM: Tell us why we should buy and listen to your Band
Martin: If you like music with dark themes, traces of punk, and deep, insightful lyrics, with
strong up-front bass and drums, distorted guitars, and splatterings of electronics and synths,
then we could be the next new band you are looking for.
Kevin: If you like music that has an impact on you, both lyrically and musically, then
MOVMENT could be that band. We are a rock band with some punk, noise, and a calmness
mixed together with thumping drums, dirty bass, loud, distorted guitars and electronic overlays.
Our message is positive. Don’t let go!

MM: Four words to describe MOVMENT
Martin: Intense – Raw – Natural - Real

Kevin: Rough – Piercing – Profound - Plainspoken

Final Words for your fans and our readers
Martin: Check our Reinvention, a 10 song album of rock and electronica. You won’t be
Kevin: If you are looking for new rock music, with some electro sounds and post punk
edginess, then Movment are worth checking out!

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