Ralph's long been a fan of Factory Acts who are a Salford post-punk electro duo who live on the edge of the analogue-digital divide, sometimes dreaming, always dancing.
After garnering copious amounts of critical acclaim with their debut EP Thirst in 2014, Salford's underground, post-punk maestros Factory Acts return with their highly anticipated sophomore release Second Amendment which is available on official release April 21st.
It is powerful, haunting electronica awash with synth leads that swirl icily over driving bass lines and looming electronic beats which I'm sure Uncle John Peel would have highly approved of and played repetitively.
Each of the four tracks are laced with Factory Acts' signature lyrical honesty, integrity and rawness - this is music with a message that is deeply personal:
In their own words...
"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, Ralph's life favourites Empathy Test and Skeletal Family at live shows and festivals across the UK and Ireland.
Factory Acts are, Susan O'Shea on vocals, synths and analogue digital devices and Matt Davies on bass, beats and 'magical' mixes. Ralph will be spinning the excellent Leave The World To Us on this Sunday's (March 19th) Indie Show on Radio KC.