Belgian born rockers Mountains To Move have been described as your girlfriend’s new favourite boyband. This title intrigued us at AltCorner so we wants to hear more (and they have become one of our new favourites)! So we asked the band to take on our A-Z challenge so we could get to know them a bit more!
A song that made you want to make music?
Probably Quicksand by The Story So Far.
Best rider you’ve had?
Every rider where there’s free beers the entire evening is the best rider we ever had.
Craziest moment you’ve experienced in the band?
Last Summer’s festival show at Rock Herk. We played for an insanely big crowd of 500 people.
Deepest lyric one of your songs features?
I never really openly discussed this, but in one of our songs called ‘Adieu‘ I made subtle references to Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and especially Hamlet’s monologue, in which I compare myself to world’s most famous tragic hero. The line ‘Adieu, adieu, adieu. Remember me’ is literally taken from the play.
Easiest song you wrote?
We released ‘Drown‘ last year and writing that song went very well, a very mature approach when it comes to writing. Most of the time we struggle to get the structure and overall sound of a song together, but I don’t consider that to be a negative thing.
Favourite song in your set?
Probably the newer ones, like ‘Left or Right‘ or ‘Losing You‘. Or another brand new one we recently made, which is an absolute banger. We still love to play older songs though, ‘Ghost‘ is still one we play.
Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?
Would love to have Mike Duce from Lower Than Atlantis in the production process of songs or perhaps even doing some guest vocals on a song. I think it would work very well.
Hardest thing about being in a band?
The amount of time and money you invest in it doesn’t always weigh up to the outcome you hoped it’d be.
Interesting fact about one of your members?
Neither Philippe, nor Mathijs knew how to play their instruments when we first started this band four years ago.
Jokes you have in the band?
We once went to a show by a band called Luca Brasi. They’re from Australia and on stage he did this very late nineties hand signature (sticking out thumb and pink) while saying ‘Radical’, which cracked us up so badly and now we randomly do it all the time. (I promise you it sounds much funnier in real life than how I just described it haha)
Key to writing a song?
Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?
Last November we traveled all the way from Belgium to Switzerland to play a one-off show with Daisyhead and Sibling. We also stayed one night at Frankfurt and just did some citytripping. This was such a cool experience, which obviously cost us way more than we earned, but lots of memories were made and we even recorded a new music video of our roadtrip, which we’ll probably release this Summer with another new song!
Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?
Seeing Brand New live was mindblowing.
New band you’d recommend?
The Fever 333.
Opening for this band would be ideal?
Fall Out Boy or Blink 182 would be insane.
Place you’d most like to tour?
Australia, because I’d like to have one of those band pictures in which we’re all holding a koala.
Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?
“Just love the world that won’t love you back” (Have Heart – The Unbreakable)
Reason for the title of your recent/forthcoming release?
‘Left or Right‘ was the working name while we were producing the song and we just always postponed finding a new name for the song, so we just stuck with it and are happy now we did so.
See us live at?
Playing some shows this May in the Netherlands and Germany, and also play support for Movements, one of our recent major influences as a band.
The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?
On our upcoming shows we’ll have handmade embroidered hats with our band ‘logo’ on it.
Variations you’d like to do on any of your songs?
Sick trap beat on one of our songs.
What do your fans mean to you?
We’re always extremely humbled whenever someone comes up to us after one of our shows to have a word or even buy something. It’s an unreal feeling that people wear things with your band name on it or just simply sing along to shitty songs you once wrote all alone on your old guitar.
X-rays or any treatments needed for band related injuries?
Not really, just the usual bleeding fingertips and blistered hands.
You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?
Probably mine (Quinten). I’m always late.
Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?