BIGSOUND 2017 Artist Focus: The Cactus Channel

29 August 2017 | 2:11 pm | Artist Submission

Answered by: Lewis Coleman - vocalist and guitarist

Hometown: Melbourne

Give us a short description your music: Longtime friends schooled in '60s/'70s funk/soul with cinematic and 'alternative' elements, starting to write more sung music recently.

What is the best thing musically that's happened to your band so far? Maturing as a group and exploring some different sonic territory. We're coming to terms with our strengths and what we can explore further musically, the last EP and upcoming album have been influential in this.

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What industry lessons would you like to take away from the BIGSOUND conference? We've been self-managed for a long time now. We're super proud of where we've gotten with that, but we think it's a good time to look for management/booking agent opportunities as we put out more/look at overseas touring.

Why should people come and see you among the many cool bands at BIGSOUND? I guess we're a pretty fun/goofy and energetic time, there's stuff you can dance to, then stuff to step, and sway to. Maybe points where you'll just stand there, hopefully not too much of that.

What acts are on your must see list at BIGSOUND? Braille Face, Ziggy Ramo, Kylie Auldist, Good Morning, Angie McMahon, Clea, Jim Lawrie, Cousin Tony's Brand New Firebird, Oh Mercy, Peter Bibby, The Harpoons, Washington.

What do you reckon your percentage mix of business vs partying will be at BIGSOUND? All business, no leisure, come on now.

When and where is your BIGSOUND showcase? 5 Sep, Empire Hotel; 7 Sep, Black Bear Lodge.