From Vancouver, Canada, ACTORS electrify with a modern take on post-punk. On debut full-length “It Will Come to You,” anthemic songs evoke the urgency of early-’80s U2 as well as the driving, synth-drenched scores that emanated from that era’s movie screens. As scene authority Post-Punk.com put it, the band conjures “cinematic new-wave… that belongs on a Michael Mann soundtrack.”
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“Vancouver’s brilliant post-punk and new-wave quartet ACTORS continue their flair for sonic cinematics… The atmosphere quivers with singer Jason Corbett’s crooning reverb augmented by shivering guitars and stark synths.”
“Addictively dancey, uplifting and melancholy sounds… Beautiful, dark music.”
“Eighties-style post-punk… Marrying influences from metal in the post-punk style.”
From Vancouver, Canada, ACTORS electrify with a modern take on post-punk. On debut full-length, It Will Come to You, anthemic songs evoke the urgency of early-80’s U2 (Boy, October, War) as well as the driving, synth-drenched scores that emanated from the era’s movie screens. As scene authority Post-Punk.com puts it, the band conjures “cinematic new-wave… that belongs on a Michael Mann soundtrack.”
Frontman Jason Corbett’s rich vocals command with all the passion of a young Bono and the coolness of Peter Murphy. Songs like “L’appel du Vide,” “Slaves,” “Face Meets Glass,” and “Bury Me” are bangers that glisten via Corbett’s production job: slamming beats propel warm layers of synth, guitar, and vocals. Corbett writes, produces, mixes, and masters all ACTORS music at his own Vancouver studio, Jacknife Sound.
Corbett names David Bowie as a fundamental influence – Bowie’s sense of confidence and creativity are in full effect on It Will Come to You. But much more than a “retro” act, this is music that stands all on its own, full of life and unforgettable hooks. Perhaps best described as a “post-post-punk” band, ACTORS belongs in the discussion alongside bands of today like The Soft Moon and Cold Cave who are pushing music forward via a deep knowledge of the past.
ACTORS has toured in the USA, Canada, and Europe, and performed at Terminus Festival 2017, 2018 (Calgary), Out From the Shadows Festival 2018 (Portland), and Wave-Gotik-Treffen 2018 (Leipzig), with upcoming festival appearances at Infest 2018 (Manchester), A Murder of Crows 2018 (Brooklyn), and Cold Waves 2018 (NYC, Chicago and Los Angeles).