MP3 Bad Moves - ROCK: American Underground
This innovative band from East Vancouver writes songs about lab results, taxes, and girls in t-shirts. You might like them if you don''t care so much.
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ROCK: American Underground, ROCK: Lo-Fi
The Bad Moves Sound
Bad Moves are an innovative three-piece band based in Vancouver, BC, whose energetic live shows and unique sound have earned them a devoted fan base in their hometown. Emerging in late 2005 from terminally-poor, yet musically-rich East Vancouver, Bad Moves have survived freezing rehearsal spaces, small-time thieves, unstable landlords, and promoters requesting they change their name (!?) to become one of the city''s most exciting bands. The “Bad Moves Sound” is a fresh take on the familiar guitar/bass/drums instrumentation, anchored by accomplished songwriting, bolstered by inventive and irreverent guitar playing, and made unforgettable with solid hooks and attitude-filled vocals. Most important, the band plays with a crucial awareness of each other''s roles and a commitment to keep things casual and spontaneous, thus ensuring they don''t lose the ragged charm that makes them so enticing. This is a band without ego, but plenty of attitude.
Serving the Bad Moves Sound, a Bad Moves concert showcases the magnetic energy of guitarist/vocalist Bobby Siadat, who seems primed to burst out from the physical confines of his battered electric guitar. This is contrasted with the solid, businesslike rhythm section of Craig Shirreff and Jon Lundgren (bass and drums, respectively), who have an uncanny
ability to follow Siadat''s musical excursions. Part of this intuitive interplay is borne of a previous project where Lundgren was the guitar player & Siadat the drummer (the project also included Sherriff); clearly, the multi-instrumentalists'' ability to communicate in each others'' languages shapes the Bad Moves Sound.
Two thousand six was a busy year for Bad Moves, which saw the band onstage at most of Vancouver''s indie-rock venues (The Marine Club, Pat''s Pub, The Pic, etc.) and playing a blistering set during CITR Radio''s 2006 Shindig competition at The Railway Club, which won the band accolades from Vancouver''s Only Magazine. Along the way, they also found
time to win over new fans at the venerated Music Waste festival in Vancouver. That year was followed up with a headlining show at The Media Club and a live radio performance and interview on CITR''s “Thunderbird Radio Hell” program in April 2007 (the podcast can be downloaded at
Following this session, they entered Vancouver''s Ogre Studios with acclaimed producer John Raham (Be Good Tanyas, Kinnie Starr) to record their self-titled debut record. Produced by the band and Raham, the album successfully captures the live energy of the band and, most importantly, showcases the brilliant songs. For the recording of the album, the Bad Moves Sound was augmented by vintage transistor organs and other eclectic instruments, including a stylophone and a theremin. The album will be released on the band''s own “Zetetic Records” label.
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