Par le Général Hiver
The Canadian post-punk quartet Actors will play live on the « International » stage in Paris on October 31, 2022. We asked its leader, Jason Corbett, some questions and here are his answers.
Jason Corbett: The current line-up is Shannon Hemmett (keys and vocals) Kendall Wooding (bass and vocals) Adam Fink (drums) Jason Corbett (vocals and guitar). We didn’t choose the name. The name chose us.
That songs always excited me so I wanted to recreate it for fun. I love The Cure’s darker music and that song goes hard. My favorite 80’s band would be The Sound, who we also covered.
Thank you. Im happy you like it! Lots of love goes into ACTORS’ albums. I’m influenced from all over. Bits and pieces of songs inspire me and I’ll incorporate those elements into our music. I fell in love with David Bowie at a young age. My tastes grew from there. I also love movies and feel inspired from them. David Lynch of course is great.
I write the songs. The music comes first. Lyrics develop as the song starts taking shape then the band members sprinkle in their flavors.
Vancouver feels separate from the rest of the world geographically. We are left to our own devices to develop. Maybe that’s what does it. It rains here a lot.
We’ve been waiting a long time to return to France. We look forward to seeing you. Bring your friends!