Thursday, 5 June 2014

The Actions Q&A

Your name:

Where are you from?
I'm a London based guitarist.

Name of band:
The Actions.

Who else is in your band?
Silty (voice and bass) and Tore Rain One (drums).

How would you describe yourselves?
The Actions are an alternative rock female-fronted band influenced by trip hop, dark wave and psychedelia.

Who are your main influences musically?
Hendrix, Portishead, Doors, Morricone, Joy Division, Pink Floyd, Tricky, Massive Attack, Beatles, Sara Vaughan, Janis Joplin, Zeppelin...

What do you hope to achieve in music?
We'd like to keep on making music that makes us feel satisfied, to keep on researching artistically and playing live…a lot. Silty says: "One day I'd like to buy a house with my music income".

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
Well, there have been a few. Opening for big names like R.E.M., GREEN DAY, GARBAGE and playing in stadiums in front of wide audiences are certainly things to remember. Another good highlight in The Actions' career is when our first single "The Real Thing" was included in the original soundtrack of the MTV US' movie "My Super Psycho Sweet 16" together with acts like Limp Bizkit and Chumbawamba.
We're also really proud of present achievements. We've been introduced by Tom Robinson on BBC Radio 6 Music last 28th of April during his "Introducing Mixtape" show after being one of his Fresh Faves (Batch 103) with our new single "The Echo", first track of our brand new "Indefensible EP".

And what’s the moment you want to forget? 
We were the opening act for Vasco Rossi, the biggest Italian rock act, during his summer tour. Date one, Arechi stadium, Salerno, South Italy. We kicked off right after being presented and just after a couple of minutes the guitar sound went totally off leaving bass and drums in a pretty essential groove with no harmony at all! After a few minutes of bass/drums/vocals semi-improvising I decided to bypass my pedalboard forgetting about my well-crafted effects and plugged my guitar straight into the JCM 900 head giving the all set a more "calssic rock" twist…the day after my pedalboard worked perfectly…mistery of modern technology!!!  

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
I think "The Echo" because it's the single that best describes our "cross-breeding" sound.

Where can we listen to it?
Well, "The Echo" will be officially released by September, but you can listen to it now on our soundcloud:
or listen to the full "Indefensible EP" here:

Where can we find out more about your music? 

Anything else you’d like to say that I forgot to ask?
No, I think that music speaks better than words…The Actions would really like to thank you Greg for giving us the chance to talk about us on your blog. We really appreciate the way you give exposure to new music.

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