Factory Acts: Are You the Singer?

factoryacts

“Oh you’re in a band? Are you the singer?” – hands up all the female musicians (singing or otherwise) who’ve heard this a squillion times?

Anglo-Irish duo Factory Acts feel our frustration, and this storming electropop release is a brilliant riposte.

The pair are SoS (aka Susan O’Shea) on vocals, synths and analogue digital devices, and Matt Davies on ‘bass, beats and magic mixes’. The track features the voices of a range of musical women, sharing their experiences:

  • Una Baines—Poppycock (Past: The Fall, The Fates), Manchester
  • Lynn BreedloveThe Homobiles (Past: Tribe 8), San Francisco
  • Whitney BluzmaiLL & Diagonal Science, Manchester/Riga
  • CJ Coleman—Honeychild Coleman & Dem, New York
  • Waritsara Karlberg (Yui)Ethereal, Dorset
  • Rose Niland—Rose & the Diamond Hand, Manchester
  • Margaret O’Sullivan—Femmepop, London/Cork
  • Mandy Wigby—Musician/Producer (Past: Sisters of Transistors and much more), Manchester
  • Faye Williams—Berlyn Trilogy, Wakefield
  • StellaZine—(Past:PaganHoliday—Riot Grrrl realness), Athens, Georgia

Band socials:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s