Funky sounds turn heads

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - CLUBBING -

Cactus Chan­nel (pic­tured) are 10 ‘‘badass teenagers’’ from Mel­bourne who know how to bring the funk. The self-pro­claimed ‘‘funk or­ches­tra’’ are fresh out of high school, and have ditched the iTunes gen­er­a­tion to cre­ate ’70s sounds. The Cactus Chan­nel re­leased their first sin­gle on seven-inch vinyl, giv­ing it clas­sic soul vibes. Their de­but al­bum Hap­tics with its James Brown-in­flu­enced rhythm sec­tion, fiery lead gui­tar and fe­male vo­cals is mak­ing heads turn around Aus­tralia. The 10-piece is cel­e­brat­ing the re­lease with an east coast tour.

The Cactus Chan­nel play Swingin Sa­fari, in Surfers Paradise, on Satur­day night.

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