PRE-ORDER 6-TRACK EP ON 12" VINYL
Melbourne alt-soul gang The Cactus Channel have released ’Sorry Hills’, the first single with Sam Cromack (Ball Park Music, My Own Pet Radio) from a collaborative 6-track EP due in April. That EP is now available for pre-orders! Only 500 being made worldwide… Shipping in April/May.
This EP treads a thin line between alt-soul and the best of indie pop, swimming in compelling atmospherics and deftly weaving Cromack’s rich, drawling vocal and disarming, meditative lyrics through the band’s typically intuitive arrangements. Lyrically, “Sorry Hills” is heavy with a kind of guilty melancholy that belies the wordplay in its title — Cromack’s dark, introspective lyrics are accompanied by an instrumental that buzzes with a slight sense of paranoia: in the song’s instrumental bridge, the rhythm section simmers as horns let forth quiet squeals.
People of the world! A handful of our releases on 45, LP & CD have reached their last copies! Take a look below to see how many are left… if you haven’t grabbed one yourself, be quick.
**once our store has sold out of these releases you might be lucky enough to grab one from online and retail stores, but most stores will have sold out already (hint: start here AUS | UK/EU | USA)**
The Bombay Royale – You Me Bullets Love
This debut album won a place in iTunes Best of 2012 and #1 on the iTunes World Music chart for good reasons… The Bombay Royale are the leaders of psychedelic spaghetti surf rock and spine-bending space disco, and will not disappoint.
The Cactus Channel – Cobaw/Fool’s Gold
Dark instrumental soulsters make soul music for your soul. Their moody, cinematic and layered tunes are just right for the subdued listening session, or the sweaty dance floor. Get it in ya.
19 45s left!!
The PutBacks – Kung Fu Pyramids/Snake Eyes
The HopeStreet originators of dirty instrumental funk brought out this fire record late 2015. Only 150 pressed… and only 17 left. Be quick.
14 45s left!
Zillanova – Suicide/The Time It Takes
A beautifully wrenching song from house band Zillanova. Written and produced by our labels art director Bob Knob.
The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra – Mr Clean
The biggest band on the label, and by far the loudest. They play legit afrobeat à la Fela Kuti and Antibalas.
5 45s left!!
The Bombay Royale – Sote Sote Adhi Raat/Solla Solla
The first 45 from The Bombay Royale features a classic bollywood tune on the B-side. All fire…
19 45s left!!
Being a wholly independent record label is tough. Don’t get me wrong though, the pleasures of releasing and producing successful music far outweighs the sweat and tears, and we really wouldn’t be doing it otherwise. But being a niche label in the big world of electronic EDM and mainstream indie heavyweights makes it that extra bit difficult. We pour our hearts and lives into making music we dig, from dark instrumental soul music to quirky Bollywood surf soul and beyond; and it all comes down to the people who support it. You keep new music on our catalogue, you help our bands tour and you push us towards creating new music.
As you know, Record Store Day has pushed people to go out and support their local record store. That then supports many of the local artists and labels that are connected to them. Record Store Day attracted such large numbers in 2015 that sales increased by 628% in independent record stores. Major support like this keeps record stores alive in this age where downloading your favourite band via torrent is just too easy.
We’re excited to be part of the first ever Independent Label Week. Think of it as the Record Store Day for labels such as ourselves. The inaugural event will present special events, releases and sales associated with independent record labels around the world. Check out the associated labels, listen to their music and maybe you’ll find your next favourite thing. Our offering is a super special edition 7-inch by The PutBacks. Only 150 copies available from 9am on November 10th. Set your reminders.
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