The Jason Corbett-led outfit Actors are standing on the shoulders of titans with their brand of the style, and could almost be referred to as "post-post-punk". In a period where we narrowcast rather than broadcast so fans and new music-seekers can firmly plant themselves in a niche, Corbett takes swings at creating sounds and production techniques that one would not usually find in a starter package of cliché plugins and samples.
Backed by a stoic yet playful backing band, the frontman shows an enthusiasm while performing and recording that often isn't seen or heard in his preferred genre.
Empathy Test are a new London based electronic pop duo consisting of lifelong friends Isaac Howlett and Adam Relf. Empathy Test draw on contemporary influences such as Purity Ring, Grimes and Chvrches, as well as classic 80s synth pop such as Depeche Mode, New Order, and The Cure, to create a dynamic synth-pop sound that’s equal parts light and shade.