September ’12 CD of the Month: Haptics by The Cactus Channel
As far as debut records go, it’s rare to find bands as uniquely confident as The Cactus Channel. Their brand new album Haptics finds a way to take the funk format of the Meters and the Budos Band and twist it into whatever new shape this group of Australian youngsters sees fit.
Originally coming together at Princes Hill High School in Melbourne, Australia, this group of musically bound whippersnappers passed through Junior Stage Band and Senior Jazz Ensemble together before deciding to take their skills to a more professional arena.
They released their first single “Pepper Snake/The Dap” on 7″ in 2011, hitting the ground running while establishing their devotion to honoring the tried and true. After a year of honing their skill, they prepared for their debut outing with the single “Emmanuel Ciccolini/Budokan,” giving equal showcase to their manic, villainous approach to rhythm and their tender touch of R&B. Gaining acclaimed fans including the Dap Kings’ Tom Brenneck and even Charles walker along their short journey, it’s only a matter of time before this promising group of young musicians grows into a blissful force of funk fury.
The Cactus Channel’s Haptics is Radio 1190’s CD of the Month for September. Radio 1190 would like to thank Twist and Shout for their continued support of the CD of the Month Club. If you would like to join Radio 1190′s CD of the Month Club, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.