The term "post-punk", like many terms with a similar prefix, is firmly planted in a time in history, and signifies an added precision and experimentation to a thrilling genre that has echoed forward in both style and attitude. The Jason Corbett-led outfit ACTORS are standing on the shoulders of titans with their brand of the style, and could almost be referred to as "post-post-punk". In a period where we narrowcast rather than broadcast so fans and new music-seekers can firmly plant themselves in a niche, Corbett takes swings at creating sounds and production techniques that one would not usually find in a starter package of cliché plugins and samples. Backed by a stoic yet playful backing band, the frontman shows an enthusiasm while performing and recording that often isn't seen or heard in his preferred genre. Often seen at festivals as one of the only acts with live instrumentation, the velocity created by having a live group of musicians brings back the listener to a time where players actually performed alongside one another in the studio, rather than being comped or programmed. Those who choose not to embrace and study history are often lazy repeaters, but an act like this knows where to cherry pluck from the past and where to build upon it.
Jason Corbett - Vocals / Guitar
Shannon Hemmett - Synth / Vocals
Jahmeel Russell - Bass
Adam Fink - Drums
News & Updates
We are pleased to share that we have sold-out of the first pressing of the green vinyl 'It Will Come to You' full-length on Artoffact Records!
April 12 Vancouver, Canada - The Astoria 'Verboden Festival'
April 27 Vancouver, Canada - Fortune Sound Club w/Japandroids (sold out)
May 10 Paris, France - Le Supersonic
May 11 Lille, France - Le Bobble Cafe
May 12 TBA
May 17 Malmo, Sweden - Debaser Strand
May 18 Copenhagen, Denmark - Stengade
May 19 Hamburg, Germany - Grüner Jäger
May 20 Leipzig, Germany - Wave-Gotik-Treffen
July 7 Vancouver, Canada - TBA
July 27 Edmonton, Canada - 9910
July 28 Calgary, Canada - Terminus Festival - Dickens Pub
August 25 Bradford, England - Infest Festival 20th Anniversary - Bradford University Student Central
Sept 15 New York, USA - Cold Waves Festival - Gramercy Theater
Sept 16 Brooklyn, USA - A Murder of Crows Festival - Brooklyn Bizarre
Sept 23 Chicago, USA - Cold Waves Festival - Metro
Sept 29 Los Angeles, USA - Cold Waves Festival - 1720 E.16th St.