Monster Movie (band)

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Monster Movie
OriginAsheville, North Carolina and London, England
GenresDream pop, alternative rock, electronica, indie rock
Years active1989 (1989)–present
LabelsClairecords, Alison Records, Graveface
Associated actsSlowdive

Monster Movie is a British dream pop band originally formed by Christian Savill and Sean Hewson in 1989.[1]

The band reformed in 1999, with Rachel Goldstar. In 2009, Ryan Graveface and Sophie Pittaway made recording contributions. In 2011, seeking to do more live performances, Gregg Cox and Sam Williams joined on bass and drums, respectively.

Savill previously played as guitarist in shoegazing band Slowdive, until he left shortly before they changed musical direction and became Mojave 3. Both Savill and Hewson had played together in the pre-Slowdive band Eternal. They released one single on Sarah Records in 1990.

In September 2009, Monster Movie announced the completion of their album Everyone Is A Ghost. The album was released by Graveface Records in March 2010.[2] As of August 2015, the band have 543.1K scrobbles and 37.7K listeners at[3] Along with occasional radio airplay on Seattle's KEXP, DJ John Richards described their debut album as "very beautiful, jangly atmospheric pop featuring smoothly strummed guitar."[4] The band also has a presence on, with community uploaded music at

Notable performance[edit]

  • 1990: Cartoon’s in Reading, England (with Eternal and Slowdive)[5]



  • Last Night Something Happened (2002, Clairecords)
  • To the Moon (2003, Clairecords)
  • Transistor (Mini-Album) (2004, Graveface Records)
  • All Lost (2006, Graveface Records/ArtOfFact Records)
  • Everyone Is a Ghost (2010, Graveface Records)
  • Keep the Voices Distant (2017, Graveface Records)


  • Crash Landing EP
  • Monster Movie EP (2001, Clairecords)
  • Preface EP (2002, Graveface Records) split with Dreamend


  1. ^ "Monster Movie's Biography". Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  2. ^ Ramirez, AJ (16 June 2010). "Monster Movie: Everyone Is a Ghost". Monster Movie: Everyone Is a Ghost. PopMatters. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  3. ^ "Monster Movie". Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  4. ^ Richards, John (15 February 2002). "KEXP 90.3 FM - Album Review". KEXP. Retrieved 2016-05-20.
  5. ^ "A Short History of Eternal and the Birth of Monster Movie". 2014-06-25. Retrieved 2016-05-20.

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