The Motives are an Indie rock band from Wexford that formed in 2001. They recorded our debut E.P, “We are The Motives” in October 2013. The members of The Motives are Geoff Morrison (vocals, guitar), Joe Bernie (drums, vocals), Allan Kinsella (guitar, vocals, harmonica, keyboards) and Dean Redmond (bass, drums).
They have been compared to The Divine Comedy, Jonathan Richman and Talking Heads. They are a band that is difficult to define and they admit themselves that they get restless trying to slot into any one genre.
They recorded their latest E.P, “For the Love of The Motives” in Orchard studios and their sound on the new record has become more fleshed out. It’s more synth oriented than their debut E.P, “We are The Motives”. Music journalist, Marky Edison who writes for Wordpress.com reviewed the E.P most favourably, “the Wexford quartet deliver a collection of structurally complex but effortlessly louche tunes with overtones of The Smiths, Frank Zappa, The Cars, Pavement, Whipping Boy, and Rollerskate Skinny.