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Listen: Movie – “Mr. Fist”

05 March 2014, 09:45 | Written by Dan Carson

Radio One schemer George Ergatoudis recently declared that the “appetite for guitar bands is slowly starting to return” - indicating that six strings could feature more heavily on the station’s daytime playlists in the near future. Okay, it’s a distinctly vague – and all-too-familiar – call, but one that will come as music to the ears of new London group Movie all the same.

Song of the DayThe faceless collective uploaded their first track “Mr. Fist” this week: an impossibly debonair account of a civilized outing turned alcohol-fuelled farce, gaily chiming “got a ride on the booze cruise/when all you thought you deserved was a rose”. There’s a quintessentially British flounce to the delivery, one that’s not a world away from Morrissey in his despairing, droll pomp; and yet, the strutting funk guitars are so damn show-stoppingly demanding they could have been pilfered right out of Bowie’s jumpsuit pockets.

Movie are packing some seriously ravenous hooks. You bring the popcorn.

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