Everyone’s favourite intergalactic archeologists Moviestar are back with the release of their wonderfully eccentric new album ‘The Curse and the Currency of the Twenty-First Century’, out now.
There’s never a dull moment when it comes to this dynamic trio and we’re so here for it. Having formed in the future on planet Fenris, Infinity Vik, The Octopus Goddess and Anaconda create their own style of art punk pop, filled with sonic twists and eccentric electronica throughout. The compelling trio were chosen to go on a dangerous mission through space and time to retrieve “the stone” and save the world. Movistar were then sent to Norway, the safest nation in the world, in the dreaded year of 2016.
Now we’ve got the band’s history out of the way, let’s delve into the album, and what an album it is! Opening with the rather comical track that is ‘Evel Knievel’, this feels like the perfection introduction to, not only the album, but the band themselves. ‘Evel Knievel’ is a soft slice of indie-pop that allows front woman Infinity Vik’s distinctive vocal style to shine through.
Next up is Moviestar’s recent single ‘The Curse and The Currency’, which combines elements of art-pop, sci-fi punk and inside in order to create a sound that is undeniably whacky and full of fun. Moviestar’s trademark sound above all else in our opinion.
Now might be a good time also mention that this is also a concept album and as you listen through, you can totally see and understand the thought process behind it. Throughout the album, there are ‘commercial breaks’ and they are brilliantly tongue in cheek. Making fun of the state of the world in 2020, something I think we can all relate to right now…
A personal favourite from the album is probably ‘Waste of Space’, a song that showcases the trio’s post-punk sensibilities and sheer musical talents throughout. They really are wizards of their craft.
Closing with a rather charming song called ‘Thank You’, we certainly feel like Moviestar have taken us on a whirlwind journey and we’re not sure we want it to end… This quirky sound and style is definitely not for everyone, but in a world currently dominated by fear and uncertainty, maybe a bit of fun and silliness is what we all need.
‘The Curse and the Currency of the Twenty-First Century’ is out now.