HopeStreet’s Label of Love Show at Shadow Electric

As part of the Leaps and Bounds Music Festival’s ‘Label of Love’ series, HopeStreet Recordings takes over The Shadow Electric for one night only to launch The Cactus Channel’s latest odyssey of late night lo-fi instrumentalism, Woodend, and kick off the band’s national tour. Woodend is equal parts road movie and horror movie soundtrack, and marks the beginning of an ongoing filmic collaboration between The Cactus Channel and Point Cool films.

Joining the Cactus Cuties in celebration will be the kings of Afrobeat/Afrofunk The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra and soul-twang shack shakers, The Meltdown. With Cactus Channel DJs filling in the gaps, the night will bring the full breadth of The HopeStreet Recordings catalogue to The Shadow Electric: from Afro to cinema-soul to country-fried Hammond soul. All written and recorded in Melbourne, all original, all featuring that Super Nice Vibe HopeStreet vinyl is famous for. Good times guaranteed.

 

Community Cup

We’re proud to announce that we’ll be performing at the Reclink Community Cup on Sunday June 21st.  For those that aren’t familiar with it, it’s a sporting match that sees 2 teams of musicians and music industry types come together for a match that has grown to be huge. Last year they raised $100,000 which goes towards enhancing the lives of people around Australia experiencing disadvantage and targets some of the community’s most vulnerable and isolated people – those experiencing mental illness, disability, homelessness, substance abuse, addiction, and social and economic hardship.