Ah, the 90s. Love ’em or hate ’em, it’s undeniable that there’s a certain 90s vibe that a lot of people are feeling at the moment. Thankfully it’s not the ‘Cotton Eye Joe’ 90s or the ‘Color Me Badd’ 90s, or even the ‘Who Let The Dogs Out?’ 90s, but the kind of 90s indie rock which makes you wonder what on earth bands have been doing for the last 20 years to push the envelope forward. On the one hand, like certain styles of punk, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it, but on the other, innovation is always appreciated to link the past to what’s happening now so we can all have a lovely stroll across the bridge of awesome music between decades in a joyful fashion, carefully bypassing any novelty hits along the way. Lucky for us, Gothenburg’s Movienite have the tools for bridge-building, and they are ready to construct.
Having made a digital splash with their early tracks ‘Nora’ and ‘Yippie!’ a couple of years ago, the band have been steadily releasing tracks without the usual fanfare and malarkey you usually find these days. No viral Instagram campaigns, no elaborate mystery, just a good band, making records, putting them online for the universe to enjoy, and we’re pretty sure that with ‘Leisurely Pace’, that’s exactly what you’ll do.
With a simple riff and gentle ascent to crescendo, ‘Leisurely Pace’ could also accurately describe the song’s general vibe – it’s endearingly lackadaisical, unhurried and evocative of an era when everything seemed to move a little slower. Fuzzed up guitars and vocals complete the laid-back feel, even as the singer implores to be torn to bits (“let me out like a kite in a hurricane”) there’s something addictive and upbeat about the track, and as the riff arpeggiates skyward into the song’s conclusion, you’ll be ready to hit play one more time.