Welcome to the debut episode of Nocturne News. Hosts Nyq and Cass bring you a weekly show featuring the latest music in news in the Dark Wave and Goth music scene.
Artoffact Records is a Canadian record label that focuses on Industrial, EBM, Post Punk and electronic music. Today they released a name your price compilation on Bandcamp featuring 31 of it’s marquee artists including Actors, The Foreign Resort, Apoptygma Berzerk, cEvin KEy, Front Line Assembly, SPECTRES, LEATHERS, Bootblacks and more
Last year, I had the privilege of attending an Actors concert in Detroit and that was my introduction to their talented keyboard player, Shannon Hemmett. I was thrilled to find out that she was working with Actors front man Jason Corbett on new solo material recorded under the name LEATHERS. Today we are treated with…
A genuine treat for Valentine’s Day: Vancouver post-punk band ACTORS has gifted us all with a cover of The Sound’s “Mining For Heart” (1985) just this morning, swiveling from the shining nostalgic brightness of their 2018 full-length release ‘It Will Come To You’ into a sound straddling grit without resorting to harshness. Jason Corbett’s vocals imbue the song with a strange warmth that is signature ACTORS; the definitive bassline, too, carries Jahmeel Russell’s hallmark sound and is borne gracefully by Corbett’s guitar and Shannon Hemmett’s subdued, moody synths.
This mix features a variety of synth songs that seem fit for a modern day John Hughes movie. Some of these would fit right in with one of the 80s movies. Others are interpretations of the direction we think Mr Hughes might have went in if he were putting out movies today – taking on darker themes and more modern music.