Album / EP review 

dark actors imageDark Actors: Extraordinary Renditions  (Hacienda Records)

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Ged Babey was fed up with 2016 so far… until now.  Unusually, he is a man of few words.


2016 is shit.

This is the soundtrack.

Most stunning thing I’ve heard all year.

Dark Actors are shadowy figures from Manchester. Where fuckin’ else?

I ‘discovered’ them via Mick Middles review in the Quietus.

They sound like Stephen Hawking jamming with Sleaford Mods.  Or a Dalek Joy Division tribute band reciting Chomsky.

Just have a listen. It’s fucking brilliant.

And buy it so they get a crack at the Christmas Number One slot.

No it’s not a haiku, its a review.


All words Ged Babey



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Ged Babey is 56. from Southampton, has written since 1985 for Sound Info, Due South, various fanzines and websites, contributed to Record Collector magazine and was sole author of 'Punk Throwback' fanzine -the name of which was taken from an insult hurled at him by the singer with a young band he managed for a while. Ged believes that all good music and art has a connection with punk rock.


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