Spotlight: Movits!

Spotlight: Movits!

Written by Julia Carlsson – April 18, 2018
Written by Julia Carlsson
– April 18, 2018

Tell us a little bit about who you are and about the single that you released last Friday!
Well, we’re three guys from the woods of Norrland, Sweden who decided to do music that didn’t sound like anything else. ‘Gumbo’ is the name of a dish synonymous with New Orleans and for us it’s a tribute to the place we’ve gained inspiration from in the last decade. Bounce!

How did it all begin, how did Movits! form?
Two of us are brothers, and we found Jocke (the saxophonist) at our local market, on sale.

Why did you choose to call yourselves Movits!?
Coming up with a band name could be the hardest, but initially we decided to go with it because of its links with Swedish folk music. Nowadays we’re glad we did because it works good internationally. Fuck the back story!

What inspires you?
Music, movies, politics… Everyday life basically. It’s always different and this time maybe food.

What does your songwriting and production process look like?
Usually, we start out with a beat and a good idea about what we want the song to be about and then we just play around with it. Often we start songs by doing sketches while on tour – there’s nothing better than backstage beats and beers. Then we take it to the studio.

Tell us a little bit about who you are and about the single that you released last Friday!
Well, we’re three guys from the woods of Norrland, Sweden who decided to do music that didn’t sound like anything else. ‘Gumbo’ is the name of a dish synonymous with New Orleans and for us it’s a tribute to the place we’ve gained inspiration from in the last decade. Bounce!

How did it all begin, how did Movits! form?
Two of us are brothers, and we found Jocke (the saxophonist) at our local market, on sale.

Why did you choose to call yourselves Movits!?
Coming up with a band name could be the hardest, but initially we decided to go with it because of its links with Swedish folk music. Nowadays we’re glad we did because it works good internationally. Fuck the back story!

What inspires you?
Music, movies, politics… Everyday life basically. It’s always different and this time maybe food.

What does your songwriting and production process look like?
Usually, we start out with a beat and a good idea about what we want the song to be about and then we just play around with it. Often we start songs by doing sketches while on tour – there’s nothing better than backstage beats and beers. Then we take it to the studio.

What’s your best advice to new, up-and-coming artists?
Originality. We think way too many new artists are trying to jump on a train that already left the station, in hope of instant success. The only thing worse than bad music is the copying of bad music. Be yourself. Being an artist is trying to understand where the next train is going before it’s there.

Why did you choose to work with Amuse?
First of all, we like the people working there. Secondly, we feel like they have a progressive attitude towards the music industry and also have many new exciting ideas. Things need to change… The dinosaurs died for a reason, didn’t they?

You guys have a lot of experience touring all around the world. What’s your best life hack for when you’re on the road?
Never eat ”fresh” fish tacos at 3 AM in Salt Lake City. And yeah, don’t bother reaching the venue at get-in time, they’re never ready.

One song that you wish that you had written?
Tarkan – Simarik.

If you hadn’t pursued music – what do you think you’d be doing right now?
Bodybuilding.

What’s your best advice to new, up-and-coming artists?
Originality. We think way too many new artists are trying to jump on a train that already left the station, in hope of instant success. The only thing worse than bad music is the copying of bad music. Be yourself. Being an artist is trying to understand where the next train is going before it’s there.

Why did you choose to work with Amuse?
First of all, we like the people working there. Secondly, we feel like they have a progressive attitude towards the music industry and also have many new exciting ideas. Things need to change… The dinosaurs died for a reason, didn’t they?

You guys have a lot of experience touring all around the world. What’s your best life hack for when you’re on the road?
Never eat ”fresh” fish tacos at 3 AM in Salt Lake City. And yeah, don’t bother reaching the venue at get-in time, they’re never ready.

One song that you wish that you had written?
Tarkan – Simarik.

If you hadn’t pursued music – what do you think you’d be doing right now?
Bodybuilding.

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