Genre/Influences: Dark wave, post-punk
Background/Info: This limited edition digipak EP (300 copies) contains 7 remastered tracks that were already earlier released.
Content: “XYX” is a very good opener, a cold uptempo rhythmic song that reminded me a bit on the early noises of The Neon Judgement. “It Goes Away” is more typical “post-punk” with a deep monotone bass, melancholic guitars and the Bowie-like voice of singer Jason Corbett. The best song of this EP is definitely “How Deep Is The Hole”, a very catchy bassline driven song that has everything to become a huge club-hit. More typical post-punk on “Like U Want 2”, while the comparison with the voice of David Bowie is now really overclear on “Jacknife”. “Flesh & Bone” is a dark song with a nice repeating western-rock riff, an ideal soundtrack when driving at night on a lonely highway. “Forever” is the last song that will take you away on a dreamy and melancholic trip.
+ + + : This band knows very well how to bring post-punk in an old-school way but with its own modern touch. A very well produced EP that should not be missing in your collection!
– – – : The song “PTL (Post Traumatic Love)” should also have been on this EP to make things complete.
Conclusion: ACTORS from Vancouver (Canada) are a post-punk band you have to check out if you’re into goth/new wave music nowadays!
Best songs: “XYX”, “It Goes Away”, “How Deep Is The Hole”, “Flesh & Bone”.
Rate: (9) WH.
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