Factory Acts - Thirst
Post Punk, Dark Electro After putting together two hastily written instrumental tracks for a gig at Salford Lad's club, Factory Acts, AKA Susan O'Shea and Matt Davies, these two have been pressing forward ever since positive response was met. Beginning the local gig circuit in 2012, they began releasing singles, and have made some radio air play on such stations as: BBC Introducing Manchester, Ireland's 2FM, and Salford City Radio. Performing numerous events since, and gaining a name for themselves, they have finally released their debut EP Thirst.

The title track of the EP begins us off, showcasing a sort of jazzy approach, a nice rhythm stemming from a bassline and fair use of electronics. The female vocals sound less like they're singing, and more like they're spoken out, contributing to the flavor of the song. Though, when notes are held on her tongue, she can surely make use of her chords beautifully.

Continuing on that trend, the fairly minimal approach works nicely in the macabre titled Car Crash. I once again throw out respect to the bassline put forth; often overlooked, it really makes the bulk of the song, and without such solid ground to stand on, there would be nothing to go off of.

Flight shimmers with more play with electronics than not. The soothing flow to it with chimes here and there as well as little, higher pitched notes ringing in the air are lovely. The vocals disappear, but the sound is enticing enough on its own to hold over.

Animal Spirits continues the flow with electronics, feeling out each pulse and not over encumbering the sound with one too many effects. The vocalist makes a return, and she does a good job just like she did before.

And these two make for one hell of a team. Both allowing each other's individual talents to procure a sound that is their own. Lovely easy listening for the darker crowd is what manifested from these two, and I want to hear what their full length will include. I will wait till then.
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Factory Acts - Thirst

After putting together two hastily written instrumental tracks for a gig at Salford Lad's club, Factory Acts, AKA Susan O'Shea and Matt Davies, these two have been pressing forward ever since positive response was met. Beginning the local gig circuit in 2012, they began releasing singles, and have made some radio air play on such stations as: BBC Introducing Manchester, Ireland's 2FM, and Salford City Radio. Performing numerous events since, and gaining a name for themselves, they have finally released their debut EP Thirst.

The title track of the EP begins us off, showcasing a sort of jazzy approach, a nice rhythm stemming from a bassline and fair use of electronics. The female vocals sound less like they're singing, and more like they're spoken out, contributing to the flavor of the song. Though, when notes are held on her tongue, she can surely make use of her chords beautifully.

Continuing on that trend, the fairly minimal approach works nicely in the macabre titled Car Crash. I once again throw out respect to the bassline put forth; often overlooked, it really makes the bulk of the song, and without such solid ground to stand on, there would be nothing to go off of.

Flight shimmers with more play with electronics than not. The soothing flow to it with chimes here and there as well as little, higher pitched notes ringing in the air are lovely. The vocals disappear, but the sound is enticing enough on its own to hold over.

Animal Spirits continues the flow with electronics, feeling out each pulse and not over encumbering the sound with one too many effects. The vocalist makes a return, and she does a good job just like she did before.

And these two make for one hell of a team. Both allowing each other's individual talents to procure a sound that is their own. Lovely easy listening for the darker crowd is what manifested from these two, and I want to hear what their full length will include. I will wait till then. Aug 07 2014

Steven Gullotta

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I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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