Movement (band)

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Movement Band 2015.jpg
Movement in 2015
Background information
Origin Sydney, Australia
Genres R&B, soul, electronic, ambient
Years active 2014-present
Labels Modular Recordings
Universal Music Australia
Associated acts Illangelo
  • Jesse James Ward
  • Lewis Wade
  • Sean Walker

Movement (stylized as MOVEMENT) is an Australian minimal soul band, blending R&B and ambient music. Their self-titled debut EP was released in 2014.


Formation (2011)[edit]

Movement was formed in Sydney, Australia, in 2011, consisting of Jesse James Ward (bass and vocals), Lewis Wade (vocals and keys) and Sean Walker (percussion),.[1] Ward and Walker attended high school together.[2] Their music has been called "minimal soul,"[3] as well as "psychedelic" and "body music."[1][4] The songs have elements of R&B, ambient, soul and pop music.[5]

Movement EP (2012-present)[edit]

The band's second single, "Us", was named a Best New Track on Pitchfork in September 2013,[3] as was the third single, "Like Lust", in March 2014.[4] The video for the fourth single, "Ivory", was directed by Fleur & Manu.[6]

Movement's debut self-titled four-track EP was released on May 6, 2014, with additional production and mixing from Illangelo.[5][7]


  • Jesse James Ward – bass, vocals
  • Lewis Wade – vocals, keyboards
  • Sean Walker – percussion


Movement performed at the 2014 Pitchfork Music Festival Paris[8] and the 2015 Primavera Festival in Spain.[9] They opened for Banks on her North American tour in the fall of 2014,[10] opened for Darkside on a tour of Australia,[2][11] and have also opened for Solange.[4]


Extended plays[edit]

Year Title
2014 Movement


  • "Feel Real" (Modular, July 2012)
  • "Us" (Modular, September 19, 2013)
  • "Like Lust" (Modular, March 3, 2014)
  • "Ivory" (Modular, April 30, 2014)
  • "Lace" (Modular, November 27, 2015)
  • "Ivory (Rework)" (Modular, September 16, 2016)


  1. ^ a b Melissa Scheinberg, "Introducing: Movement," Unrecorded, November 5, 2012.
  2. ^ a b Clemence Menesguen, "Konbini Meets New Aussie Band Movement," Konbini, July 2014.
  3. ^ a b Jamieson Cox, "Movement: 'Us'," Pitchfork, September 19, 2013.
  4. ^ a b c Ian Cohen, "Movement: 'Like Lust'," Pitchfork, March 3, 2014.
  5. ^ a b Aimee Cliff, "Stream the new Movement EP," Dazed, May 2014.
  6. ^ Tom Breihan, "Movement – 'Ivory' Video," Stereogum, July 25, 2014.
  7. ^ "Movement Announce Australian Tour & New EP," Purple Sneakers, April 2014.
  8. ^ "Movement Perform 'Us', 'Ivory', and 'Like Lust' at Pitchfork Music Festival Paris," Pitchfork, November 12, 2014.
  9. ^ "Primavera Sound Reveals a Spectacular Line-Up for Its Fifteenth Anniversary Through a Video Game,", January 21, 2015.
  10. ^ "Movement, Lil Silva to Support Banks on North American Tour," Variance, August 22, 2014.
  11. ^ Naomi Clair, "Interview: Movement – 'When preparation meets opportunity'," Nothing But Hope and Passion, November 20, 2014.