Sedition Atlanta Presents:
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 it’s 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, Los Angeles)
Wingtips was officially formed in 2014 by Vincent Segretario after informally having used the moniker for a number of previous experimental solo performances. In 2016, the band released their EP titled "GREYAREA". The album is an androgynous sound of transition; an interpolation of darkly shimmering layers of angular guitar and pulsating darkwave. Sharpening their anthemic rush with an increasing penchant for melody and an atmosphere equally informed by post-punk as sweeping electronica, "GREYAREA" contextualizes new romantic for the post-millennial end times.
With this release, formerly live member Hannah Avalon moves to creative collaborator, contributing to the ethereal come- up of "Glass", and the ecstatic lullaby "Wading". In August 2018, WINGTIPS' new single, “Relativity,” -- their first work in close to two years - was released. Post-Punk.com calls the track "a soaring anthem stepped in mid to late 80s nostalgia whose keyboard driven production is a cross between John Hughes soundtrack cuts from Thompson Twins or OMD, and guitar work reminiscent of The Cure’s Disintegration."
This year will see the debut full-length studio record from WINGTIPS, who have also recently supported bands such as Front 242, Drab Majesty, Zola Jesus, The Twilight Sad, and many more. FRONT 242, DRAB MAJESTY, ZOLA JESUS, and many more.
A North American Electronic band based in Charlotte, NC whose music ranges from Darkwave to the Industrial and Experimental genres. The band performs their live blend of electronic music with an arsenal of synthesizers, samplers and drum machines to create dark distorted beats, vocal/sample effects and warped synth tones which evoke a haunting, psychedelic vibe.