“You fight with your fists, you kiss with your lips, and you dance with your hips.” The Austin-based band the Act Rights’ soul-punk is reputed to make their audiences do all three. Their new Tonequake Records release, Sweat Equity, is believed to truly capture the band’s “artistic prowess and no-holds-barred approach to music”. The Act Rights are: Colton R. May (guitar and vocals), Ajit Tim D' Brass (guitar and vocals), Charlie Cruz (bass and backing vocals) and Will Wolfe (drums and percussion).
The album opens on “Mind Train". It’s an apropos intro to what the fearless foursome does and yet it barely scratches the surface of their signature sound. It is clear that their dive-bar beginnings are clearly still a part of their performances in the studio and no doubt at live venues as well.