Diverse third record from the Manchester/London group

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We Have Band - 'Movements'

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We Have Band – ‘Movements’

If your foot isn’t tapping to We Have Band’s third album you’re probably not dead, just overwhelmed. The Manchester/London trio can knock out DFA-style utilitarian dance until long after the party’s over, but it’s packed to near-excess with dozens of ideas and sounds. ‘Movements’ is full of urgency; songs struggling to keep up with everything thrown at them. Opener ‘Modulate’ creates a shimmering digital disco, the careful layering on ‘Look The Way We Are’ is a cousin of ‘Everything Counts’-era Depeche Mode while there’s a muted drumkit impersonating a Disclosure beat on ‘Every Stone’. Such diversity is sometimes at the expense of hooks, but that’s not so bad when every song is an irresistible call to motion.

Thom Gibbs

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Record label:Naive
Release date:28 Apr, 2014