Kill The Doubt

The Cactus Channel feat. Chet Faker


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The Cactus Channel and Chet Faker announce a 7inch two-track recording out September 18.

Funk/soul band, The Cactus Channel, have collaborated with ARIA Award winner Chet Faker for two tracks, ‘Kill the Doubt’ and ‘Sleeping Alone’ on a 7inch set for release via HopeStreet Recordings.

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Wyall Style – our first sub label!

HopeStreet recordings is eager to announce the long awaited upcoming launch of Wyall Style Records.

YAY! We are launching a sub label?


Here is the first instance from the label so check the video, share the hype and start the countdown for the upcoming release of Frida’s EP Slowly, out on the 18th!

Wyall Style Records is our first imprint label with A&R and production by members of The Cactus Channel and Wyall’s first signing Frida.  We aim to  bring you music with just as much heart and groove as their parent label, but through a different set of glasses. Sometimes warped, sometimes crystal clear, we put out rough and delectable pop, electronic backyard BBQ beats and everything in between.

Wyall Style will be curating an ongoing series of releases, mixtapes and videos so follow them at their web homes below:


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Quarter Street Live on PBS

Quarter Street will be performing live on air on Melbourne’s PBS FM tomorrow on Switched On with Emma Peel. Tune in to 106.7 FM or listen online from 1pm Melbourne time.

For those not yet familiar with their self-titled album which was released last Friday, you can listen to the entire LP right here and check out today’s review in the Sydney Morning Herald where Paris Pompor says:

“Their debut is largely street-tough across its eight tunes, bursting with punchy brass and unrelenting percussive workouts.”

Paris gave the album 4 stars. Currently it says 3 stars online – apparently that’s a misprint honest 😉

Stream Quarter Street’s debut album here!

With the release date around the corner, we’ve teamed up with The Music to bring you a full stream of the new Quarter Street album for free! Experience it below.

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In other news, we’ve opened up pre-orders for LP and CD copies of the record… get in quick.


Cobaw 7″ Out Today



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The new 45 from The Cactus Channel, Cobaw, takes its name from a small town in the gold rush end of the Macedon Ranges. Scrubby forests, disused mine shafts and quiet dark lagoons border the grazing land and history hides in all the shadows. Straight out, The Cactus Channel’s heavy, ominous drums and reverb-drenched guitars take this record into soundtrack land. It’s not clear whether it’s a road movie or a horror movie. The B-side, Fool’s Gold, a warning that all is not what it seems, is a slower, thicker tune on the same tip.

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Watch The Cactus Channels new spooky video

The Cactus Channel’s new single will officially be out on July 24th, but before then you can still pre-order the 7″ and watch their spooky video filmed in the depths of the Victorian forests.

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Emma Donovan nominated for 2 NIMAs!

Congratulations to Emma Donovan who has made it as a finalist in the National Indigenous Music Awards for her album with The Putbacks, Dawn. She’s in the running for Best Song with “Black Woman” and Best Album! Read the full list of finalist in the Sydney Morning Herald.  Winners will be announced on July 25th!

Meanwhile Emma and the band have just returned from a big show at Hyde Park in Sydney as part of NAIDOC Week and while they were up there the team at Double J Radio caught up with them to film an intimate live performance in the Golden Age Theatre.

For full tour dates see Emma Donovan’s gig guide.

The album Dawn  is available now, direct from HopeStreet Recordings.



Quarter Street – Heavy Duty Salsa



From the first few notes, it sounds like the real thing. Piano and bass riff hard. Percussion enters. ¡Oiga Papa! Listen up! The trombones come in thick and strong. Fantasia, the first song on Quarter Street’s self-titled LP is authentic ‘salsa dura’ from the old school. Hard salsa. It’s not shiny, it’s not clean and poppy or unduly jazzy. It’s tough, it’s gritty and ballsy, and in terms of musicianship, writing and production, it straight up cooks.

San Lazaro in the studio

San Lazaro have been in the studio recording their next album due for release in October 2015.

To celebrate, they’re sharing crowd favourite, La Chimera, from their Serendipity EP. Download it for FREE below


Emma Donovan featured in new AOL Rise program

This Friday May 15th Emma Donovan will be featured on new morning show AOL Rise, a morning show delivered in 2 minute segments over 4 hours. The program provides news, lifestyle, sport and art in bite size chunks for people to stream to their devices as they start their day. Emma has been selected for the show off the back of her 2014 album with The PutBacks Dawn, released in Australia and the US through HopeStreet Recordings.

The album has seen a uniquely Australian soul voice enter the world stage and has been turning heads abroad as well as at home, with features in Wax Poetics and Okayplayer, the latter writing: “Driven by brutally honest lyricism, irresistible percussion and a purist’s respect for the funk and soul tradition, Emma Donovan & The PutBacks have created a singular project that will command spins and ultimately stand the test of time.” This latest US feature from AOL is another shining example of the calibre of music that Australia is exporting to the world.

Fans can tune in on Friday morning (US time) to although since the show is broadcast from New York,  Australian audiences will have to wait til the following day.  However as consolation they might get themselves to an Emma Donovan & The PutBacks show, the next being a Queen’s Birthday Eve Winter Spectacular at Howler on Sunday June 7th.  HopeStreet Recordings presents Emma Donovan, Latin jokers San Lazaro, DJ Mike Gurrieri and a very special instrumental set by deep funk aces The PutBacks. Tickets available from Moshtix.