Ready to put the feeling of danger back into rock ’n’ roll, ‘intergalactic architects’ Moviestar are more than just a band. With their live shows encompassing performance, art, storytelling, fashion and music in a whole new transcending form, they are now set to release their debut, sci-fi infused, album early next year.
We caught up with them to find out more…
Hi Moviestar, welcome to Get In Her Ears! Can you tell us a bit about the band?
Thank you! We are glad to meet Get In Her Ears to let her know that we come from the distant future to prevent the Metal Wars from happening and save the human race from extinction.
How did you initially all get together and start creating music?
We were given this holy task by The Future High Commander of the universe, President Supremius XIII. He sent us back in time to retrieve “The Stone” and spread the word of love through the cunning use of Rock N Roll. Our next single ‘Chosen Ones’ is all about this and in the music video you can see real footage from this holy ceremony.
Your new album Stupid People / Happy Days is out this February – can you tell us what it’s all about? Are there any themes running throughout the album?
It’s an anthem. It’s also a metamorphosis kind of record, where you will be transposed into a better human after listening to it. It’s about us, our mission, our arrival on Earth, and the goals for the human race.
You’ve been compared to the likes of LCD Soundsystem and The Cramps, but who would you say are your main musical influences?
In the future we are lucky to have some remains of the holy documents which derive from this time in age. Your so called vinyl albums are kept in our The Great Gallery of Records where Supremius resides on his throne, watching over the remains of our future planet Fenris. In The Great Gallery of Records we have copies of many Gods of music like LCD soundsystem, Van der Graaf Generator, Elvis, Robert Wyatt, The Kinks and The Cure. They are all our heroes from an early age. We are taught the Holy Documents in school and each record is as important as the rest. And we know a lot. Since we can do telepathy and emotional transfer through our hearts.
How is your local music scene? Do you go to see lots of live music?
We just got here. We landed our spaceship in Norway in 2016. That was a dreadful year, and Norway was the safest place to land. Plus we are huge fans of Thor Heyerdahl, The Great Explorer. We owe our language to him. He taught us that curiosity and exploration is the key to communication. He has a statue in the Halls of Wisdom on Fenris. A Great man. Nevertheless; yes. We do get to see Holy Ceremonies of other artists. Here in Norway where we live there is lots of good traditional music that dates back many hundreds of year – very good stuff. Plus there is this band called Virus, who are extremely good. But that is very dark and hard music. Not for fragile persons.
And what can fans expect from your live shows?
Expect to be emotionally teleported into the future where we will cuddle with your souls for decades before sending you back to “reality”. Snap! What was that?! It’s all good and safe, but we seek to put some danger back into rock n roll.
As we’re a new music focused site, are there any new/upcoming bands or artists you’d recommend we check out?
Square Bomb, Oscar Vilcrow, Dan Reeder, Maesa, Fable, Rosa V Pullman, Noemie, Porridge Radio, Seldom Wright and The Blue Rays, grasshopper.
And how do you feel the music industry is for new bands at the moment – would you say it’s difficult to get noticed?
The music industry is just like any other industry; companies seek to make a profit, on the art of musicians. Say what you will, but the music industry is just a business, and business is what business is and always will be; bound to fail and collapse. But art never will. Art will go on. Greed fails. Hope and love wins. That is the divine plan.
Finally, what does 2018 have in store for Moviestar?
We have made a broadcast which will air very soon. It will feature real news, and not that fake stuff going around the airwaves at the moment. So it will be a breath of fresh air in these colluded and misleading days.
Huge thanks to Moviestar for answering our questions!
Stupid People / Happy Days, the upcoming album from Moviestar, is out on 9th February 2018 via Oh Yeah!