I’ve been racing around all day. I woke up at 6 am, walked the dogs, queued up in a thousand-person line at Asda to participate in a bit of stockpiling, then I cleaned the entire house, found a dead bird left by one of the cats, and prepped a casserole for my tea. What. A. Day. Ironically, today’s premiere on Independent Music News is a single called Rush by Kingston-based The Motive, and the song name alone suggests a fast-paced, energetic piece; one that would entice horrific body moves and geese-esque singing. I press play, well-equipped and ready to tackle the undiscovered beast.
Unfortunately, Rush isn’t a mythical creature; it’s much more than that. It’s above and beyond any other indie-rock song out there at the moment. Every time you listen back, a new element appears out of nowhere. I’m on my fifth play and have encountered a world full of tasty guitar riffs, passionate and intense lyrics, and a band that doesn’t just create music for the hell of it; they straddle between numerous different genres while maintaining a social agenda. Wait, they’re called The Motive. It all makes sense.
Now Rush your ass over to the play button, this song needs to take over your eardrums.
It’s so good, right?! You can support The Motive by pre-ordering Rush (out on the 29th March) here: