SoS (aka Susan O’Shea) is one half of AnalogueTrash Records’ Salford-based post-punk, dark-electro, genre-busting duo. They exist at the edge of the analogue-digital divide, sometimes dreaming, always dancing.
Having performed at Foundations 2016 and released a series of acclaimed EPs on AnalogueTrash, Factory Acts have developed a reputation as a must-see live act – with SoS taking to the decks at a range of different events.
A recent highlight is the 15 minute-long Are You the Singer? (released on cassette for International Cassette Store Day). Here, the band drew together diverse but complementary musical strands including the rhythms and basslines of Detroit gay clubs and Madchester bacchanalia. A dollop of punk attitude and Throbbing Gristle inspired Industrial beats were also blended into the mix to create a suitable musical backdrop to outline the real-life barriers and attitudes women and non-binary folk still face as performers and artists, even in these more supposedly enlightened days.
Socially conscious and proudly political, Factory Act’s inspired and inspirational sounds will leave you wanting more.
SoS: Factory Acts (DJ Set) will be appearing in the main bar on the Saturday Night of Foundations 2019