Actiondale

Actiondale

BandAlternativeRock

Catchy pop-punk hooks and choruses that will have everyone singing along.

Biography

Actiondale truly began as two high school friends writing crummy songs about girls in a basement in Jersey during the winter of 2002. They weren’t great musicians and weren’t great songwriters, but they loved making music, so they kept playing, kept writing and got better. After a year apart playing in other bands, they were joined by another good friend, and picked up where they had left off. Through a long list of different names, different songs, and a revolving door behind the drum set, they created a great repertoire, recorded a great LP (Welcome to Actiondale, 2006) and began playing shows throughout the Northeast. Now with a complete band, a strong following, and the same love for writing music that they started with, Actiondale is poised to take themselves to the next level. So stick around, you may enjoy it.

Actiondale draws on a wide variety of influences such as The Pixies, Radiohead and Cream, however, they are most strongly influenced by modern alternative acts, notably Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, and the Alkaline Trio. Many songs have a catchy, pop-punk feel with big guitar hooks and sing-a-long choruses, while others have an edgier, alternative sound. Regardless, the lyrics quickly draw in audiences with their sometimes brutal honesty and candor, while the music provides the emotional context in which to root the stories told in the songs.

Actiondale is quickly gaining popularity in the New York/New Jersey music scene as well as increasing album sales nationally. Actiondale has played shows in a variety of venues in New York City and New Jersey. Notably, they have performed at the Stone Pony in New Jersey, The Continental and The Knitting Factory in NYC and a major college show at Drew University.

Discography

LP -- Welcome to Actiondale (2006)
1. (Rock) Everything In Me
2. Game Over
3. Jack Nobody
4. Down
5. Onward Ho, To The Tappan Zee
6. Swan Song
7. On Your Own
8. Throwing It All Away
9. In A Perfect World
10. Countdown

LP -- (Untitled, currently being recorded, expected release: Summer 2007)
1. Jane Gallagher
2. A Song For All The Wallflowers
3. Outright Socialite - working title
4. Under The Sun
5. Get Down - working title
6. Singular
7. Untitled Seven
8. Untitled Eight
9. Untitled Nine
10. Untitled Ten

Set List

Currently we have a repetoire of original songs to fill slightly over a one hour set. These songs can also be broken into two 30-35 minute sets, with one set being pop-rock while the other is closer to an indie/alternative sound which allows us to appeal to a wide variety of audiences. We also are able to perform a 40 minute unplugged set.

Along with the 10 songs from the "Welcome to Actiondale" LP, we have numerous unrecorded songs that are going to be on the upcoming follow-up album. We typically will play one cover song (varies depending on audience), however if the venue prohibits covers it does not detract from our sets.