Attendees of this years South By Southwest festival are in for a treat. The amazing Artoffact record label will be showcasing their artists including Kaelan Mikla, Actors, Cloud Rat, The Foreign Resort, Otzi, Bootblacks and Devours. In anticipation of this event, the label has released a free compilation on bandcamp featuring all of these artists.…
This weeks compilations feature the latest new releases in Synthpop and Electronica. Some of our favorites include the FM Attack remix of Slaves from Actors.
What happens when you take Actors, one of our favorite post punk bands, and remix one of their single Slaves by FM Attack, one of our favorite synthpop artists? You get this gem! FM Attack transformed this post punk banger into an 80s soundtrack worthy song
The post punk / dark wave band Astari Nite has just released a new single off their forthcoming album “Here Lies”. The album will be out this winter, but we get our first taste with the track “Dearly Beloved”. While compared to artists like Drab Majesty and even The Cure, this track reminds me of a darker version of The Psychedelic Furs.
Headlining for the evening was ACTORS, a Vancouver-based quartet whose debut full-length record, It Will Come To You, has been taking the indie music scene by storm since its release in 2018. And it does indeed seem to be coming to them, as their live performances have been turning up sold-out venues and a lot of word-of-mouth hype – deservedly so, as they are of a singular body onstage, a well-oiled machine build on rhythm, melody, and empathy
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.