Five Minutes With: Vancouver Post-Punk Band ACTORS

Actors (stylized as ACTORS) is a Canadian post-punk band from Vancouver, British Columbia, formed in 2012. The band consists of founder Jason Corbett (vocals and guitar), Shannon Hemmett (keyboards and backing vocals), Kendall Wooding (bass and backing vocals), and Adam Fink (drums).

ACTORS’ 2018 album, It Will Come to You (Artoffact Records), put the band’s moody, anthemic style on the map, earning these words from Post-Punk.com: “Vancouver’s brilliant post-punk and new-wave quartet ACTORS continue their flair for sonic cinematics… The atmosphere quivers with singer Jason Corbett’s crooning voice, augmented by shivering guitars and stark synths”.

Three years later, the follow-up, Acts of Worship saw features on several “Best of 2021” album lists, major support from CBC Radio (4 singles added) and coverage in Spill Magazine, Exclaim! Magazine, BrooklynVegan, Post-Punk.com, Northern Transmissions, and The Vancouver Sun, to name a few. Acts of Worship showcases driving beats, massive hooks, and dramatic atmospheres – equally melancholy and electrifying, it plays like the soundtrack to a Michael Mann film.

ACTORS

Name:

ACTORS – Jason Corbett

Genre:

Modern post-punk

Founded:

2012

# of Albums:

2.5

Latest Album:

Acts of Worship

Latest Single:

In Real Life

Latest Video:

Favourite musician growing up:

David Bowie

Favourite musician now:

David Bowie

Guilty pleasure song:

I don’t believe in guilty pleasure songs. If it makes you feel, it’s good.

Live show ritual:

Sugar-free red bull

Favourite local musician:

Louise Burns / The Pack AD / Devours / Revolution Above Disorder

EP or LP?

LP baby. Tell me the whole story.

Early bird or night owl?

Night owl like Twin Peaks.

Road or studio?

50/50

Any shows or albums coming up?

Rickshaw 15th Anniversary Show

Where can we follow you?

Linktree

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Rapid Fire Local Questions:

What is your favourite local restaurant?

Nook

What is your favourite street in your city and why?

Main St. It’s where I live and has everything I need.

What is your favourite park in your city and why?

Queen Elizabeth Park. The conservatory dome and the view.

What is your favourite music venue in your city?

Rickshaw Theatre tied with Fox Cabaret

What is your favourite music store in your city?

I love them all. I have gear acquisition syndrome.

 

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Demian is an Argentinian retired musician, avid gamer and editor for the Montréal Guardian, Toronto Guardian, Calgary Guardian and Vancouver Guardian websites.