Kind words from individuals with questionable character
"There is an electric force field that activates when Actionesse plays, and it seems to be generated from Ian Reed’s spiraling, spiral hair..." - Seattle Music Insider
"The inspired strangeness of Actionesse is riveting and refreshing. The best bands tend to mix a lot of different things in to their sound and these guys have done just that." - NadaMucho
"...Actionesse’s performance, while swirling and demented, was anything but cluttered." - Seattle Music Insider
"Suited up, swigging from a flask, throwing rackets, and losing mustaches, the players bring to life the jam-packed frustration and plummeting rock and roll rhythms of the promising new tunes." - Nada Mucho
The boys catch up and talk tour with TheZim in San Diego, CA in this episode of Word on the Street.
" Free-wheeling, technically proficient, and filled with enough body-shaking grooves to tire out a VHS aerobics instructor, Actionesse could very well be your new favorite band." - Northwest Music Scene
"Mignon is a masterful next step following Actionesse’s contributions to the Four Corners split..." - Seattle Music Insider
"Actionesse is like a swirling tornado onstage...the result was crazy and euphoric." - Seattle Music Insider
"Surfy, punky, horn-laden…Actionesse is a band that defies most any box you try to stuff ’em into." - Seattle Music Insider
"On their invigorating EP Mignon, Seattle’s Actionesse explore maximalist textures and dense rock arrangements in a rollicking 5-song adventure." - We Are Mirrors
"While one-man horn section Joel Kenworthy brought the heat, swapping out trombone for flute in the blink of an eye, guitarist Ian Reed reveled away at the mic, his fierce vocals slaying the crowd." - Seattle Music News
" Actionesse’s dirty horns lend an earthy-jazzy feel to songs that make you feel like you are at a party that is boiling into a drunken crescendo." - Seattle Music Insider
TheZim from Word On The Street interviews the bands associated with the 'Four Corners' project.