Fresh Track: The Cactus Channel “Budokan”
Last month, I featured The Orwells – a group of high school kids from the Chicago burbs, hell-bent on reminding us what rock n’ roll is all about. To kick off September, I would like to introduce another set of teenage misfits with a vintage sound: Melbourne’s The Cactus Channel. The 10-piece funk orchestra released its debut LP Haptics on August 3 via HopeStreet Recordings. The album features a funky, big brass sound that is reminiscent of a bygone era. The word “timeless” reverberates throughout each track of this debut release. Listen to “Budokan” below, a song that relies more heavily on the rhythm and guitars than the swing-centered brass sound that dominates rest of the release. Grab your copy of Haptics on CD or vinyl.
Written by Rob Peoni