The Action Design may be semi new to the scene or unfamiliar by name, but they should be familiar faces. No strangers to the scene, the members of The Action Design have come from previously successful bands: Tsunami Bomb, Pipedown and The Rum Diary. As sad as I was to see those groups break up, I couldn’t be happier about the formation of The Action Design. Emily Whitehurst (formerly “Agent M”) is one of the best vocalists to grace the mircophone ever. After the break up of Tsunami Bomb, I was sure I’d see her doing something again soon. She teamed up with former Tsunami Bomb bassist, Matt Mckenzie. They later recruited Jaycen McKissick and Jake Krohn to join them. Their electro, punk snyth style is sure to turn heads and get the kids (old and young) dancing.
I first saw The Action Design play at Red 7 last year with Killola and local punk rock favorite’s of mine, Under The Gun. This year, The Action Design played SXSW for the first time. None of the members had ever done the whole South By thing before (according to Emily), not even with Tsunami Bomb. I also saw them in January at Emo’s. As you can see, Austin is a favorite of The Action Design. Fans in Austin can probably spot them eating fish tacos when in town. I caught up with them recently to talk about touring, getting past previous band associations, influences and loving Britney Spears.
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