If you live in Melbourne, you've probably heard of The Cactus Channel before. They're a hardworking bunch of guys who have done their rounds playing relentlessly around town for years now, most notably cutting their teeth as regulars at Cherry Bar's notorious 'Soul Night'. However, 2017 sees the The Cactus Channel move in a slightly new direction as they have tied down a core band line up which has allowed them to further explore new sounds and experiment more freely.
Having just dropped their latest release in April, a collaborative EP with Ball Park Music's Sam Cromack, the guys have seemingly found their new sound and groove. Their EP hints at a more chilled Cactus Channel in the future who still flex the ability to explode into sonic detours at any point. We at Shaky Hands thought this would be the perfect time to pop in and see what was going down during a jam/recording session at Cactus Channel HQ.
After finally arriving at their warehouse space hidden away in Collingwood, we were lead into a tiny attic room where 7 guys were crammed together with makeshift venting systems and sound baffling boards surrounding stacks of recording gear. It was really hot in there. And smelly. Thanks guys.
It was pretty cool seeing the guys power through though and when they started playing together they really hit their stride and you could see the years of the live gigging experience has really pushed them. For those have or haven't heard of The Cactus Channel, make sure you listen to their latest EP. It's sick.
Thanks again for having us boys!