(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).


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
From opening to closing It Will Come to You displays all the ingredients ranking it as one of the best albums of 2018
— INDIEVOTION
Debut full-length It Will Come to You thoroughly impresses with its cinematically synthwaved brand of forlorn-yet-danceable post-punk that wanders through an early-2000’s Interpol type of take on such influences; plus a lush, modernized air of darkness... The whole record is superbly written and produced... More memorable and gripping than a number of the band’s more popular contemporaries.
— AVERSIONONLINE
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
‘It Will Come To You’ is a masterfully crafted work of darkwave in the grand tradition of British post-punk.
— RIDE THE TEMPO
This record is meant to be played at high volume in the car at night while you pump your fists on the steering wheel screaming the lyrics into the dark...
— OVERBLOWN.CO.UK
It can be said that the band has ascended the post-punk genre and went even further beyond what anyone could have expected.
— BRUTAL RESONANCE

DISCOGRAPHY

ACTORS It Will Come To You

©2018 Artoffact Records

 
ACTORS Reanimated

©2017 Northern Light Records

 
ACTORS It Goes Away

©2015 Northern Light Records

 
ACTORS Post Traumatic Love

©2012 Northern Light Records


VIDEOS

©2018 ACTORS Directed by Shannon Hemmett

 

©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


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