We’re proud to announce we’ve just received funding from Australia Council to increase our output over the next 12 months!
The funding is under the new Recording Initiative category which this year is supporting 11 Australian labels including Mistletone, Two Bright Lakes and Chapter Music. Some good company to be in!
Stop what you’re doing. Lovers of soul, funk, and all the other good grease need to get on this 45 real quick. HopeStreet Recordings brings you a collaboration between Australia’s hottest soul voice, Nai Palm, and Australia’s heaviest rhythm section, The PutBacks, on that classic, classic joint Spanish Harlem. The Worm, a typically heavy PutBacks instrumental on the flip rounds out two smokin’ sides of Burn City soul.
Get it now from HopeStreet or in stores from Monday.
Karate Boogaloo are the funky funky rhythm section behind The Cactus Channel and they opened the night we ran at The Shadow Electric last November to launch our Tropical Brunswick Mixtape.
Thanks to Cesar and Blank Tape Music for shooting the night for us.
Late last year we began work on the 2nd full length recording from The Bombay Royale. We’re on the way to finishing the mixdown which is pretty exciting. In the meantime, here’s a peek into the studio when we tracked the band (pretty much all live).
Our latest release is a 12″ from San Lazaro featuring 5 gritty salsa tracks. You can download one of them today for free below, and pre-order the 12″ or CD to be the first to get a copy.
Here’s a free tune for you this Friday! It’s a bonus track from our next 7″ by The Putbacks featuring Nai Palm, out March 2014. It’s a long wait, but In The Dirt should help you bide your time.
The Cactus ChannelNot so long ago this year, spent a total of 5 days in the studio to create their second full-length, Wooden Boy. Oscar Strangio documented the session with both photo and video. Here we present How Did This Happen? which opens Side B on the LP. You can also check out Oscar’s photo gallery for some pretty awesome shots of the band in the studio. You can check out more of Oscar’s work on tumblr at worldthroughmylens.tumblr.com
Congrats to The Cactus Channel for selling out their launch last Friday at Northcote Social Club (and almost selling out the Thursday!)
Listen to Wooden Boy at hopestreetrecordings.com/woodenboy