Salford post-punk electro duo at the edge of the analogue-digital divide, sometimes dreaming, always dancing. Cork at heart.
After wowing audiences and critics alike with their debut EP Thirst in 2014, Salford's underground, post-punk maestros return with their highly anticipated sophomore release Second Amendment.
Powerful, haunting electronica awash with synth leads that swirl icily over driving basslines and looming electronic beats. Each of the four tracks is laced with Factory Acts' signature lyrical honesty, integrity and rawness - this is music with a message and deeply personal:
"Our second 4-track EP has a fuller sound and more up-tempo beats but maintains the dark heart of the first. The songs speak of hope in an increasingly fractured world. Dancing out despair is the desire."
Outside of the studio it's been a busy couple of years for Factory Acts. One of the most prolific live bands in the North West of England; the band have performed alongside the likes of Brix and the Extricated, 1919, Empathy Test and Skeletal Family at live shows and festivals across the UK and Ireland.
released April 21, 2017
Susan O’Shea: Vox, words, synths, beats & electronics
Matt Davies: Bass guitar, drums, mixing and production
Additional recording, mixing and mastering by John Tatlock
supported by 5 fans who also own “Second Amendment”
I am usually not into electronic music, but here is an exception. Most of the tracks are great songs and thankfully not made for the dancefloor. 'Brother' sounds too much like 'sweet dreams', and 'Empires' has too much of the thud-thud-thud you expect from stereotypical electronic musing.
but most of the other ones are very original and awesome. 'Dim the Lights' is an absolute masterpiece. KoH