Mon 30 Jul 2012 to Sun 5 Aug 2012

by Cactus Channel

Back in 2009, the founding members of The Cactus Channel were already jamming on some classic soul feels, tripping on Eddie Bo, James Brown and their contemporaries, and using words like “Boss” and “Cat” while trying to make it through year 10 in 21st Century Australia. What began as experimentation in Junior Stage Band developed into outright insubordination in Senior Jazz Ensemble, and by 2011 The Cactus Channel were an out of control ten piece funk orchestra with the momentum of a runaway train who could count The Dap Kings’ Tom Brenneck and soul legend Charles Walker as fans.

The Cactus Channel deliver on all their precocious promise with this super heavy full length debut LP. Haptics is chock full of deep funk, jazzed-up soul and boogaloo hits, all informed by a canny sense of soundtrack-ready drama, loaded with tight, hard grooves and one strong track after another.

The Cactus Channel launch Haptics on Saturday Aug 4 @ The Toff with special guests The PutBacks + DJ Chris Gill. Tickets $12 + booking fee, on sale now from Moshtix. Haptics will be available in all good record stores on LP/CD from August 3 on HopeStreet Recordings / Fuse Music Group.


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