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(1981 – present, 1998 – present)

MOEV was originally formed by Tom Ferris and Cal Stephenson back in 1981. After some initial demos they added the voice of Madeleine Morris and the guitar of Mark Jowett to form a solid four piece. The first recording output of the group was “Zimmerkampf” which only saw vinyl and tape releases and has never appeared on an official release CD (except as part of a compilation collection). (Go! Records) went bankrupt leaving the band to find another publisher for their work.

1984 saw a number of important changes and milestones for the band. Nettwerk Records was formed to release the next Moev album. Madeleine Morris left the band and was replaced by Michella Arrichiello. With their new record label and singer on board, the band entered the studio to record Dusk and Desire which was released in 1985. The album was a bit poppier than early releases, and “Took Out the Lace” became a small club hit. (Interestingly, the album was distributed in the US by hip-hop label Profile.)

Through 1986 and ‘87 all original remaining members of the band left but for founder Tom Ferris. He was joined by new vocalist Dean Russell and bass player Kelly Cook and Anthony Valcic. The band released Yeah, Whatever in 1988, a moody synth record quite removed from the dance-pop of “Took Out the Lace”, but reminiscent of their earlier work. After the title track began to climb the college radio charts and receive some MTV support, Atlantic signed Moev in the U.S.

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  • iPatsa

    I'm not pissed, just glad that I found them. Even if I'm 20 years late to the party... :-D

    13 Dec 2012 Reply
  • poopturtle

    every once in a while you are cruisin the net and suddenly something knocks you on your ass. First you say "this is so good" then you are kind of pissed you are only hearing of it just now. This is what just happened to me with Moev.

    1 May 2012 Reply
  • Akatian

    This is pretty nais.

    18 Aug 2011 Reply
  • richardgrant

    I'm loving Head Down at the moment, i think i sold my copy about 10 years ago thinking I'd never listen to it again, but now it sounds just great!

    17 Jan 2011 Reply
  • sxrxrr

    Great memories from high school. dear lord that makes me old.

    6 Sep 2010 Reply
  • coke_synthesize

    que banda

    1 Aug 2010 Reply
  • gusbader

    They were a great band, their agresive sound is very very could

    16 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Deadalus_DX

    One of my favourite new wave/ electronic band!

    22 Oct 2009 Reply
  • tights_factory

    OPEN MIND!!

    8 Aug 2009 Reply
  • wlbs1027

    It's been sat on long enuff.... It's now hatched...

    26 Oct 2008 Reply
  • nexus6doeb

    What a great band ! Happy to hear them again !

    3 Apr 2008 Reply
  • sti3

    Why would you crucify me?

    12 Mar 2008 Reply
  • Contrasoma

    Yeah, Whatever is a classic album. There was loads more than Puppy and FLA going on in Vancouver back in the day!

    3 Mar 2008 Reply
  • FreeMHZ

    Empty shoutbox!

    3 Aug 2007 Reply