Motion Theory is an alternative rock band based in Manchester/London, UK.
The debut album, 'featherhead' released September 2009, won Manchester Music Unsigned Record of the Week.
On the 9th July 2011, Motion Theory released their second studio record 'It's not as dark as that, Friend', celebrated with a sold out launch show at the Roadhouse in Manchester, dubbed "Gig of the Week" by the Manchester Evening News.
Manchester Music gave 2011 EP 'It's not as dark as that, Friend' FIVE STARS and made it Unsigned Record of the Month. (August 31, 2011)
"Motion Theory have again, produced something quite magical here."
"Motion Theory just keep getting better and better...These guys have their own sound and a knack for creating songs that are beautiful and memorable...
The professional and tasteful musicianship further emphasizes the fantastic songwriting exemplified throughout...A terrific EP"
- Sea of Tranquility 1 August 2011
"Motion Theory...with guitar solos aplenty, noodley prog-rock excursions and singer Dom Main's glorious theatrics"
Manchester Evening News Citylife, 8 July 2011
"Motion Theory have far more ideas than any band their age and experience should, by right, possess. The fact that they are able to convincingly put them into practice augurs well for the future. It is hard to pigeonhole the music...but the talent is definitely there."
Dutch Progressive Rock Page, 6 March 2010
"'Featherhead', released late last year, announced their arrival as Manchester's reigning head boys of cerebral heavy rock - combining the dense, almost industrial textures of Nine Inch Nails with the expansive, anthemic rock dynamics of Muse and Radiohead."
Manchester Evening News, 15 January 2010
"Technically Motion Theory are on to some really promising ideas and have the competence to see it through. Singer Dom has an impressive range, the guitar and bass work are superb...this band have all the makings of something special indeed."
Manchester Music Unsigned Record of the Week 14th September 2009
"'Featherhead': a debut album loaded with top notch alt prog rock. Filled with firing guitar solos, winding melodies and topped off by Dom's knee melting voice. Motion Theory brings you alternative progressive rock at its best." [11/13]
"Overall this is clearly a highly talented band who have the potential to do very well, and this album could be ideal to showcase their musical gift." [7/10]
"With hints of classical music, Radiohead, Rush, Led Zeppelin, but also Japan and many others, their sound is very eclectic, yet modern progressive....there's more to be expected of this band in the coming years."
Progarchives.com - MT added to Crossover Prog Section