Bristol-based duo, The Actions, have shared single Leap, a track lifted from forthcoming album, ‘Flourish’. You can listen to the single via Bandcamp below.
Recorded at the legendary Invada Studios with Stu Matthews (Portishead, Beak>, Quakers), Leap is a perfect showcase of what to expect on album as The Actions set the scene with moody, guttural soundscapes and samples, and juxtapose them with dream-like vocals.
‘Flourish’ explores themes of fear, anxiety, escapism and change. The record encapsulates a moment in time; the moment you overcome your fears, take a deep breath and embrace the unknown of a new you, leaving your old self behind. ‘Flourish’ is about letting go, finding your way forward. ‘Flourish’ is about rebirth.
Having met as kids, Marta Argenio aka Silty (vocals, bass) and Mo Stellato (guitar, electronics) performed together in a number of bands and soon started to make inroads in London. Benefitting from a shared musical path, the pair formed The Actions with the intention of creating dark, cinematic slices of music. Evocative and transcendent, forthcoming album ‘Flourish’ offers the grandiose orchestral sensibilities of Vangelis and blends this with the grooves and dense atmospherics produced by artists such as latest Low and Portishead.
Their enduring sound has seen them pick up press support from the likes of Clash Magazine and Nothing But Hope And Passion, as well as airplay from BBC Radio 6 Music’s Tom Robinson, Amazing Radio’s Simon Raymonde and John Kennedy of Radio X.
Leap is out now and available to stream on Soundcloud.
‘Flourish’ track listing
2. Save Me
4. Old Flaw
5. Inner Flow
6. Your Sins
8. Bleeding Trail
‘Flourish’ is out on 15th February 2021 via Niteo Records.