The Actions are readying themselves for a the release 30 minute slice of fantastic tunes with the release of their new EP on April 5th. Read on for more info:
- Where and when did you first discover your interest in music?
Silty: “My father used to play guitar and that is what definitely brought music into my life, I started studying classical guitar really soon and from the first moment I put my fingers on that instrument I thought :”I want to be a musician in my life”, then I grew up listening to my sister’s Dark Music CDs and my brother’s vinyls’ collection”.
Mo: “Music was something surrounding me from the cradle. My father is a classical music aficionado and he always played piano. I clearly remember him playing the Turkish March (Mozart), while I was playing with my lego. So I guess that was my primordial contact with music. Then later I took piano lessons, but I must admit that my real passion for music was ignited when I discovered electric guitar…and well, I’m still in love”.
- What are your main ambitions in the industry?
We’d like to keep on composing and playing music that we love. We hope to reach a wider audience without compromising ourselves artistically and tour a lot!
- When did you start writing your own songs/music?
Mo: “I started playing guitar very young. After learning a couple of Pink Floyd songs (“Is There Anybody Out There?” and “Wish You Were Here”) I naturally started composing my first riffs and arpeggios. So I discovered what I really wanted from that instrument”.
Silty: “I composed my first two songs at the age of 9 on my classical guitar. They were instrumental pieces, mainly arpeggiated. I remember I played one of those compositions at the annual exhibition during my classical training”.
- What would you say is your music career highlight to date?
Well, there have been a few. Opening for big names like R.E.M., GREEN DAY, GARBAGE, I AM KLOOT and playing in stadiums in front of wide audiences are certainly things to remember. Another highlight in The Actions’ career was the inclusion of our first single “The Real Thing” in the original sound track of the MTV US’ movie “My Super Psycho Sweet 16” together with acts like Limp Bizkit and Chumbawamba.
We’re also really proud of current achievements. We’ve been introduced and supported by Tom Robinson on BBC Radio 6 Music and Gary Crowley on BBC Radio London with our single “The Echo”, first track of The Actions’ forthcoming EP “Indefensible”.
- Who will we hear in your songs? What are your influences?
Well, we’ve been inspired by a lot of great stuff over the years. Just to name a few: Jimi Hendrix, Portishead, Jeff Buckley, Ennio Morricone, Pink Floyd, The Doors, The Cure, Joy Division, Nine Inch Nails, Massive Attack…
- What’s the most important thing you’d want to tell people about your current release?
You know, today we notice a certain hurry in the way people listen to music, so we’d say: buy our EP, sit down comfortably and enjoy this deep and dark trip, it will only take 30 minutes of your entire day.
“Indefensible” will be out on the 5th of April. If you want to stay up to date about The Actions’ news join band’s mailing list here: http://www.theactions.co.uk
- Who else can you recommend from your genre or local area for people to have a listen to?
London’s music scene is crammed full of great acts. We highly recommend to follow (on-line and physically) The Gig Slut, aka Roger Mairlot, to be guided in this odyssey of talents!
- Any gigs coming up?
Mar 12 @ The Finsbury, London
Apr 18 @ Acklam Village Market, London
Apr 19 @ The Old Queen’s Head
- Where can we find/follow you online?
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