The Cactus Channel {new music}

At first I thought this band was just an instrumental version of Sharon Jones.

And they are that, audibly at least. But now I know that they’re also this: a group consisting of ten Australian teenagers…

The ten Melbourne teenagers who comprise the retro-funk instrumental group The Cactus Channel first discovered the classic soul sounds of the 70s when they were 14, and since then, they’ve taken the traditional values of that era to heart.

{via kexp song of the day}.

Check out the link above to hear another song and to see a video of a live performance.

Here’s one of my favorite mellow cuts from their first LP, Haptics {spotify}:

The Cactus Channel — “Don Don” {aac}.