Midnight Looms 050 – ACTORS – May 11th 2021

Wow, time flies when you’re having fun! This is the 50th episode of our weekly JOURNEY-BY-DJ FOR ADVENTUROUS LATE-NIGHT MUSIC LOVERS, and we are just getting started! To celebrate this milestone episode, we have Vancouver RETRO WAVE band, ACTORS, taking over the show, with a full playlist inspired by their sound and tastes. COLD WAVE, SYNTH WAVE, DARK WAVE, GOTH, INDUSTRIAL, 80s INSPIRED. If any of those terms sound appealing then you are going to love this one.

JASON CORBETT (The Front Person), and SHANNON HEMMETT (The Synths), 2 members of a 4-piece outfit called ACTORS, join us from their studio. This band has spent the past 9 years touring relentlessly, and gaining a world-wide following. Our host, GOBS, considers ACTORS to be thee quintessential Retro Wave act. What an opportunity to chat with these artists about the unique space they occupy in the music scene, but it aint all serious. They also discuss CULT MOVIES and their FAVOURITE KILLING JOKE ALBUM. 

This ride kicks off with a big set of BRAND NEW TUNES from the likes of ART D’ECCO, BOOTBLACKS, COLD CAVE, FRONTLINE ASSEMBLY, R. MISSING, and THE KVB. Gobs also drops a track by UNHAPPINESS CLUB, that he figures must have been inspired by a JOY DIVISION classic. They’re like TWINS! 

After our visit with ACTORS, it’s all about LEGENDS. Expect sounds from THE CURE, KILLING JOKE, NINE INCH NAILS, SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES, SKINNY PUPPY and a MODERN ENGLISH anthem that breaks into a SING-A-LONG. All before ending with a SPECIAL and RARE SURPRISE. 

Now that’s how you celebrate 50 episodes! Level up unlocked!!

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PLAYLIST

1. Art d’Ecco – TV God 

2. Cold Cave – Night Light 

3. Wingtips – The Eye That Follows Suit

4. R. Missing – Crimeless (The KVB Remix)

5. BootBlacks – Parallel (Chris Vrenna Remix) 

6. Front Line Assembly – Mechanical Soul

7. The Soft Moon – Black

8. Unhappiness Club – Brasil 

9. Joy Division – Atmosphere

10. ACTORS – Strangers 

11. ACTORS – Love U More

12. ACTORS – Like Suicide 

13. ACTORS – Face Meets Glass

14. ACTORS – We Don’t Have To Dance

15. ACTORS – P T L (Post Traumatic Love) 

16. Killing Joke – Requiem

17. Siouxsie And The Banshees – Dear Prudence

18. Skinny Puppy – Smothered Hope 

19. The Cure – Lovesong

20. Modern English – I Melt With You

21. Nine Inch Nails – The Perfect Drug

22. CHPSMKS – These Moments 

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