Motive for Movement

Motive for Movement
Motive for Movement
Origin Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Genres Indie rock
New Prog
Alternative Rock
Years active 2005–present
Associated acts Mellofront, Water Colours, Cody Clinton and the Bishops, The Del Toros
Deric Williams-Vocals/Guitar/Keys
Tobie Munroe-Guitar
Daniel Clark-Drums
Chris Davis-Bass
Past members
Adam Nichols-Vocals/Guitar

Motive for Movement is a Tulsa, Oklahoma indie rock band that formed in 2005. The band consists of singer and guitarist Deric Williams, guitarist Tobie Munroe, bassist Chris Davis, and drummer Daniel Clark. Their name is often shortened to just "Motive" by their fans. The band has gone through many style shifts since 2005 but consistently combines angular guitar and syncopated drums for a style often described as ambient shoegazing indie rock with Britpop melodic sensibilities.



While attending college, childhood friends Daniel Clark and Deric Wiliams decided to form a new band that would allow them to experiment with the music of their childhood. They were soon joined by Tobie Munroe and in 2007 Chris Davis completed the band. They have toured across the US playing alongside many notable acts and at multiple festivals. They released their debut album "Our Concrete Neighbors" in 2010. In May 2011 Alternative Press Magazine included Motive for Movement in their AP&R podcast which spotlights the best unsigned acts. In June 2011 Motive for Movement was nominated for Best Indie Rock act by an Urban Tulsa Weekly readers pole.


  • Our Concrete Neighbors (2010)

"Our Concrete Neighbors"

In Feb. 2008 Motive for Movement announced via myspace they had begun recording their debut full length. The album features guest vocals from Emily Williams (Deric's Wife), Davey Rumsey (The Del Toros) and Cody Clinton (Cody Clinton & the Bishops). The latter also assisted in engineering the vocals for the record. The album, titled “Our Concrete Neighbors” was mixed & mastered by Mike Major (Sparta (band), At the Drive-In, Coheed and Cambria). It was released in summer 2010.

Joshua Silverberg (Edison Glass) was originally set to mix the album but due to recording issues the band went back into the studio to record much of the album a 2nd time. Bryan Laurenson (Copeland (band), Anberlin) was slated to mix the album but had to back out due to scheduling conflicts.

Untitled EPs

Motive for Movement announced in summer 2011 that they were currently writing and recording a pair of EPs to be digitally released. The first in Winter 2011 and the second in Spring 2012. The albums will carry a similar musical and lyrical theme. They will be released together on vinyl in Summer 2012 as "Side one" and "Side two."


  • Deric Williams- Vocals/Guitar/keys
  • Tobie Munroe- Guitar/Vocals
  • Chris Davis- Bass
  • Daniel Clark- Drums

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