MP3 The Actual Facts - Pain/Pleasure
Hook-filled, eclectic guitar pop; songs that marry lyrical pathos and wit with an instantly recognizable guitar hook and anthemic chorus.
6 MP3 Songs
POP: British Pop, POP: Power Pop
The Actual Facts are a garage-powerpop fourpiece from Brooklyn, by way of Essex, England, whose dedication to the task of rocking your insides cannot be underestimated.
Actual Facts songs are hooky, charming, and frequently highly informative - containing advice and information you can trust, such as how to end an abusive relationship, how to treat a black eye, or what to wear on your first day of prison.
The Actual Facts began in Ithaca, upstate New York, where they established themselves as a fixture of the local rock scene. The band now resides in Brooklyn. The current lineup is as follows:
Tim Simmonds - vocals, guitar - founder member of the band, British transplant, previously one half of the short-lived and never influential Brooklyn band Odd Squirrel.
Ryan Spaulding Cady - drums - previously played with Mary Lorson and Saint Low, and Hubcap, and occasionally moonlights with Ithaca roots-rock supergroup Boy With a Fish.
Dave Friedman - guitar - With the combination of his swarthy good looks and his penchant for catchy pop hooks, it would be easy to confuse him for the secret love-child of Elliott Gould and Ronnie Spector.
Mark Nilges - Originally from Chicago and trained as a blues bassist, heavily influenced by reggae, soul, and folk music, Mark occasionally plays for NYC folk-rockers Makar.
The Actual Facts play shows regularly in New York City. They have played alongside bands such as the French Kicks, the Silent League, Karl Hendricks Trio, Johnny Dowd and Silkworm.
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