Melbourne alt-soul band, The Cactus Channel, have revealed "Do It For Nothing", the title-track from their forthcoming EP with Ball Park Music vocalist Sam Cromack, exclusively premiering today via Rolling Stone.
The partnership was introduced last month via "Sorry Hills", on which Cromack is soulful, yet scattered, side-stepping the equally unmapped paths of the horn-dominated composition. On "Do It For Nothing", the two halves merge more amicably, gentle synths sitting side-by-side Cromack's crooned verses, ahead of tandem rises as the brass section swamps the vocalist's reflective, remorseful tone. On both preview tracks, however, Cactus Channel's free-form approach is funnelled through Cromack's steadying guide. The twisted path is never completely covered by the unhinged, jam-band lunacy, yet, never as predictable as regular pop-leaning soul.
Pre-orders of the limited edition vinyl of Do It For Nothing are available now, ahead of the April 21st release date. Following which, Cactus Channel and Cromack will head out on a short launch tour, playing Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, starting late-May, with support at all shows from New Venusians and Frida. Tickets here.
The Cactus Channel, Sam Cromack Do It For Nothing EP Tour
Thursday, May 25th: Howler, Brunswick
Friday, May 26th: Hudson Ballroom, Sydney
Friday, June 2nd: The Brightside, Fortitude Valley