Vancouver post-punk band Actors pay homage to director Oliver Stone in their video for “Only Lonely”, a track off of the group’s upcoming new album Acts of Worship.
The music video depicts a blood-soaked, Natural Born Killers-style romantic road trip, with a dash of David Lynch’s Wild at Heart, starring model Rachel Rampage and her real-life partner in crime, musician Justin Hagberg (3 Inches of Blood, Ritual Dictates). Plus, keep your eyes peeled for the cameo of the reanimated corpse from “Love U More”.
On the new single “Only Lonely,” Corbett’s crooning voice glides over a snarling, syncopated bassline, courtesy of the band’s stylish new bassist Kendall Wooding who channels classic Gang of Four, and the perfectly timed drum rhythms of Adam Fink. Not to be outdone by the rhythm section, Corbett’s guitar and Shannon Hemmett’s synths shake and shiver in icy disco new wave fusion worthy of the song’s invocation of Bryan Ferry-like vocal shudders.
In fact, Actor’s Jason Corbett credits Roxy Music as a major influence on the song: “‘Only Lonely’ pumps with a bass grind that harkens back to top tier Roxy Music. It finishes with a flourish of arpeggiated synths that’s the icing on the cake. Dance floor approved.”
Watch the video for “Only Lonely”, directed by Wayne Moreheart, below:
Stream the song “Only Lonely” on Bandcamp below…
Acts of Worship was produced by Corbett at his own Jacknife Studio in Vancouver; his sonic sculpting is a major component of ACTORS’ sound, as well as the sounds of other artists like Bootblacks and SPECTRES.
Acts of Worship will be released on October 1st via Artoffact Records.
Meanwhile, look for ACTORS will be embarking on their “Take Your Love” North American Tour this autumn.
See dates below.
ACTORS “Take Your Love Tour” 2021:
- Sep 9 – San Diego, CA @ Space BAR
- Sep 11 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
- Sep 12 – Los Angeles @ Catch One Underground
- Sep 13 – Oakland, CA @ Elbo Room
- Sep 14 – Sacramento, CA @ The Starlet Room at Harlow’s
- Sep 15 – Portland, OR @ Star Theater
- Sep 16 – Tacoma, WA @ Elks Temple Spanish Ballroom
- Sep 17 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor
- Sep 18 – Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown
- Sep 22 – Montreal, QC @ Le Ritz
- Sep 23 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe
- Sep 24 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit Lodge
- Sep 25 – Detroit, MI @ Small’s
- Sep 26 – Chicago, IL @ Cold Waves Festival
- Sep 27 – Indianapolis, IN @ Black Circle Brewing
- Sep 28 – Louisville, KY @ Art Sanctuary
- Sep 29 – Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s
- Sep 30 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
- Oct 1 – Philadelphia, PA @ Warehouse on Watts
- Oct 2 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
- Oct 3 – Washington, DC @ Pie Shop
- Oct 4 – Richmond, VA @ Richmond Music Hal
- Oct 5 – Raleigh, NC @ The Pour House Music Hall
- Oct 6 – Asheville, NC @ The Odditorium
- Oct 7 – Atlanta, GA @ 529
- Oct 8 – Tampa, FL @ Absolution Fest
- Oct 9 – Austin, TX @ Elysium
- Nov 27 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
- Dec 7 – San Antonio, TX @ Sam’s
- Dec 8 – Dallas, TX @ Dada
- Dec 9 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby
- Dec 10 – Denver, CO @ HQ