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by Motorik

Motorik balances catchy hooks with driving dissonance and employs angular rhythms from all instruments with post-punk influences,fem vox and anthemic guitar.
Genre: Rock: Punk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Or So I Thought
3:16 album only
2. Box of Knives
3:59 album only
3. Robert Palmer
3:45 album only
4. It's Just Sugar
3:37 album only
5. Utopia Parkway
4:03 album only
6. First Rule
3:37 album only
7. Hands Tied
3:24 album only
8. Patent Kiss
3:07 album only
9. Six Filters
4:46 album only


Album Notes
A little background about the band...Adrian and Hoagie have been playing in bands together since 1990. First in the punk band D.C. Beggars who often shared a stage with Seattle band The Gits as well as touring acts including Poison Idea, 7 Year Bitch, The Dickies, 7 Seconds and NOFX. They were also the backbone of Frail whose guitar player John Randolph is a core member of Seattle band The Cops. Some of Sio’s earlier bands were the eclectic noise band Andover 7 and Nod and Smile, a pop quartet with swoony layers, where Sio first began to experiment with catchy melodies on bass. Adrian and Sio were both members of Rank Strand where Adrian switched to guitar after many years of playing bass and Sio developed the distinctive vocal style that has become part of Motorik\'s trademark. When Rank Strand disintegrated the two formed Motorik to work out the potential of these new instruments, then a year or so later, searching for a powerful and unique drummer, recruited Hoagie to join them. We have continued to add new elements to the sound. Most recently by adding electronic drums and analog synths to the mix.

In the past year Motorik has been writing songs, playing shows around Seattle and recording our debut full length, Klang! Klang! was recorded with Jack Endino at SoundHouse and with Gary Mula at Calleye.

Sio - bass and vox
Hoagie - drums
Adrian - gits, moog and sound effects

motorik EP 2007
KLANG! LP 2008 recorded @ Calleye Studios with Gary Mula and Soundhouse with Jack Endino



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Brad at CD Baby

The driving bassline that kicks off \"Or So I Thought,\" the first track on the debut CD from this Seattle three-piece, is keenly reminiscent of a NW rock sound that many undedicated fans have sadly thrown to the wayside. When the rhythmically wrenching guitar barrels in, mirroring the steady beat of the drums, it becomes crystal clear that this is neither an homage to fond memories or an attempt to drum up some retro appeal. While you can certainly detect the influence of past bands these folks may have a bit in common with (The Gits and 7 Year Bitch come to mind), this is a movement with little to no interest in retreading ground that\'s already been amply covered. Instead, they\'ve locked in on a sound that\'s distinct: a collision of three instruments and a vocalist who has a knack for making you the best kind of nervous and uneasy. While she hammers the bass and accentuates some of the semi-abstract rhythms with her words, you might be too enamored to focus on the guitar work, but you\'d be wise to take note. Equally adept at powering it out (\"Patent Kiss\") or getting a bit more groove-specific (\"Robert Palmer\"), the playing provides a solid complement to the intensity emanating from the other members. There\'s a raw and inimitable energy that good three-piece rock bands can exude if the members connect on the right level. These three connect.