The Motion Poets – One Too Many (Video Premiere)
Watch the new video from Edinburgh four-piece The Motion Poets
The Motion Poets are a young indie-grunge band who live together in Edinburgh. Since forming in 2016 the four friends – Jonah Stead, Struan Nelson, Morgan Smith and Euan Lyons – who met on Edinburgh Napier University’s Popular Music course have been busy writing, recording and honing their performance skills.
Blending 70s-inspired low-slung guitar riffs, melodic basslines and dance-infused driving indie beats, the band draws influence from Britpop, hip-hop, alt-rock, beat poetry, punk, grunge, delta-blues and new wave. They aim to combine the bands varied and often contrasting influences to craft a fresh sound with an intense live energy.
Their debut single, One Too Many, recorded at 45 A-Side studios in Glasgow and produced by Paul McInally (The Lapelles / The Van T’s / Bloodlines), was released on 5 May. Now we have the accompanying video to share with you, which you can watch in the player above. The video, which features Caolan Downs and Lucinda Shale, was directed by Diskscratch Productions.
Of the song Stead tells us: "One Too Many was written in the middle of [the] first year [of] uni – it was at the point where I was getting up in the dark and going to bed as the sun came up and seemed to be constantly nursing a hangover. It's a pop song about the excitement of starting a relationship, being a bit too wrecked but still having a good time, and the long-term wear and tear of constant partying."
The Motion Poets play Stereo, Glasgow, 13 Jul; The Hive, Edinburgh, 14 Jul; The Dragon's Den, Dundee, 15 Jul.