(left to right)  Jahmeel Russell:  bass/vocals  Shannon Hemmett:  synth/vocals  Jason Corbett:  vocals/guitar  Adam Fink:  drums  Photo by Kira Clavell

(left to right)
Jahmeel Russell: bass/vocals
Shannon Hemmett: synth/vocals
Jason Corbett: vocals/guitar
Adam Fink: drums
Photo by Kira Clavell

BIOGRAPHY

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).

MUSIC

The second pressing of ACTORS debut LP on tasty orange vinyl, limited to 400 copies. 

ACTORS Orange Vinyl

©2018 Artoffact Records

 

PRESS

Vancouver’s brilliant post-punk and new-wave quartet ACTORS continue their flair for sonic cinematics in the video for their latest track ‘Face Meets Glass’... The atmosphere quivers with singer Jason Corbett’s crooning reverb augmented by shivering guitars and stark synths.
— POST-PUNK.COM
‘It Will Come To You’ is a masterfully crafted work of darkwave in the grand tradition of British post-punk.
— RIDE THE TEMPO
Drawing from 4AD Records-era post-punk and New Wave... Urgent yet cinematic.
— THE JOY OF VIOLENT MOVEMENT
Addictively dancey, uplifting and melancholy sounds... Beautiful, dark music.
— CVLT NATION
ACTORS have zeroed in on their myriad strengths and know exactly how to showcase them to the world, in a concise, enjoyable and infectious LP. It’s a hell of a debut album, and one we’re happy to recommend.
— I DIE: YOU DIE
From opening to closing It Will Come to You displays all the ingredients ranking it as one of the best albums of 2018.
— INDIEVOTION

VIDEOS

©2018 ACTORS Starring Stephanie Van Dyck / Directed by Scott Matthews

©2018 ACTORS Directed by Kira Clavell

©2017 ACTORS Recorded live at Rickshaw Theatre in Vancouver B.C. Oct 13th, 2017
Footage and edits by Bad/Good

MERCHANDISE

T-SHIRTS, TOTE BAGS, PINS + MORE...

SHOWS

Sept 15 - New York, USA
Cold Waves Festival
Gramercy Theater

Sept 16 - Brooklyn, USA
A Murder of Crows Festival
Brooklyn Bazaar

Sept 18 - Pittsburgh, USA
Brillobox w/Bootblacks

Sept 19 - Cleveland, USA

House of Wills w/Bootblacks

Sept 20 - Columbus, USA
The Summit w/Bootblacks

Sept 21 - Detroit, USA
Small's w/Bootblacks

Sept 23 - Chicago, USA
Cold Waves Festival
Metro

Sept 24 - Chicago, USA
JBTV Studio Session

Sept 27 - Salt Lake City, USA
Batcave SLC Presents
Metro Music Hall

Sept 28 - Sacramento, USA
w/Creux Lies

Sept 29 - Los Angeles, USA
Cold Waves Festival
1720 E.16th St.

Sept 30 - Los Angeles, USA
Part-Time Punks
KXLU Studio Session

Sept 30 - Los Angeles, USA
Part-Time Punks
Echoplex

Oct 5 - Seattle, USA

KEXP Studio Session

Oct 26 - Vancouver, Canada
Fox Cinema w/Creux Lies + Melted Mirror

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