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To commemorate their double header show later this month with Animaux, The Cactus Channelhave released a special online remix of Animaux’s ‘Alaska’. It’s not just any old remix though – none of that Ableton shit. The band got into their bungalow and recorded their own song underneath the ‘Alaska’ acapella, completely transforming the original into a spooky soul banger.
A ten piece band from Melbourne, Australia — all born in the 90s and raised on the internet, The Cactus Channel are consistently turning heads and shifting opinions about what it is to be an instrumental 10 piece band in the era of laptop producers and Kanye.
Animaux. They’re young, but rest assured, this is no ordinary teeny-bopper band. Sure, in this day and age of synth and autotune they have a bigger brass section than most bands, but that doesn’t mean they won’t get you up and moshing.
Alaska (Cactus Channel Sp00ky Remix) is only available online and will be performed live once only at The John Curtin Hotel on 29th August.
The Cactus Channel & Animaux The John Curtin Hotel
29th August 2014
When Bob Knob isn’t cranking out some tasty tunes in the studio and isn’t suffocating under a pile of officework from me, he can be found bass in hand at the stern (or perhaps aft?) of San Lazaro. The band has just launched their “Live At The Farm” series, capturing them playing live out in the country. See what they’re all about below.
The latest in the Far Cry series from Ubisoft is set in the Himalayas and features some music from The Bombay Royale. Watch the trailer below which features the title track from the band’s first album You Me Bullets Love (warning: strong violence)
It’s official! After launching their brand new album The Island of Dr Electrico in Melbourne at Howler last weekend, we’re proud to announce that The Bombay Royale will be joining Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings on their Australian tour this September! It’s some good company to be in for sure.
This track Kis Taref was recorded in the same session but doesn’t appear on the album and is available exclusively here as a free download for our fans (click the arrow above in the bottom right of the player above).
The Island of Dr Electrico is the follow up to You Me Bullets Love which for which iTunes US named the band their Breakthrough World Music Artist in 2012.
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.