A brand new full-length album is being completed at Invada Studios in Bristol, engineered by Stu Matthews (Portishead, Beak>, Quakers) and is set to be released in 2020. Watch the live performance of 'Leap', one of the new songs.
Frankie Francis gave Leap its first radio spin in his Amazing Afternoons show on Amazing Radio on 28th January. The track made it into the Amazing Radio’s Specialist playlist the following day.
Silty and Mo aka The Actions are a Bristol Electronic/Alt/Rock duo with a Dark/Psych edge. They played hundreds of gigs including opening slots for R.E.M., Green Day, Garbage, Distillers. Their very first single 'The Real Thing' was included in the soundtrack of the MTV US slasher movie My Super Psycho Sweet 16.
Introduced and supported by Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music, they picked up support by the likes of Gary Crowley on BBC London, Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins, Bella Union), Mark Ryan, Frankie Francis on Amazing Radio and John Kennedy on X-Radio.
Active in the London's grassroots scene The Actions played venues like The Water Rats, The Lexington, Sebright Arms, Proud Embankment, Rich Mix, The Dublin Castle, The Unicorn, 93 Feet East, The Mau Mau, The Monarch, Zigfrid von Underbelly, The Macbeth, Nambucca, O2 Academy2 Islington, Paper Dress Vintage...
Raised listening to Hendrix, Doors, Janis Joplin, Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Billie Holiday, The Actions have been deeply influenced by the music of Low, Massive Attack, Jeff Buckley, Cocteau Twins, The Cure, Beak>, Get The Blessing, Tricky, Radiohead, CUTS, Ennio Morricone, Portishead, Kim Gordon, IDLES, NIN, ...
Leaving behind the bare garage rock vibes of their first album ‘Real’ (Nikita / Warner Chappell), passing through the noir psychedelia of their acclaimed EP ‘Indefensible’, the band let the electronic element gain more weight in their soundscape with the release of ‘Opinions In Constant Flux’.
By changing further their sound, working on their live set up, and pushing their boundaries to the limit, they are now ready to present their new aural interval in a form of their upcoming album set to be released in 2020.
"A dystopian dream that’ll pull you in and leave you wanting more" GigSlutz
"an imposing introduction, all velvet noir and barbed production" Clash Magazine
"A psychedelic trip to dig with your eyes closed" FAMEmagazine
"Silty’s brooding, ominous voice is unmistakable" The Vinyl District
"a shadowy noir dream draped ethereal beauty crafted from out of body mirages"
The Sunday Experience
"Ready for guitar and bass, drums and a critical approach on Western society?"
Nothing But Hope And Passion
"This is one lab experiment where everything's gone according to plan"
The Sound Of Confusion
"There's a weight and power behind these sounds"
"this is sophisticated, genre melding music"
"the British duo have done it the weirdly right way"
"...hard hitting sounds along with seriously well crafted and symbolic music videos to mesmerise the eyes if the ears weren’t getting enough" Twine
"The Actions are able to thread all these twists and turns together with ease, and it makes for one hell of a trip!"
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