The Cactus Channel & Sam Cromack : Do It For Nothing EP
The Cactus Channel and Sam Cromack deftly fuse elements of modern soul and quietly soaring widescreen indie pop rock on this addictive EP. Like UK band The Maccabees, this skilled combo whip up a cinematic sound that is both immersive and uplifting.
Ironically on I’m Not Ready To Relax the band generates a deeply relaxing groove that complements the chilled out, melodic vocals. This slow-burn song has a decidedly nocturnal vibe and boasts an expansive sound that envelops the listener. Sorry Hills weaves its way into the listener’s subconscious with an infectious melody and some quirky, imaginative sonic embellishments while Sleep Demon features poignant brass and wonderfully reflective vocals.
Cromack’s gentle yet emotive vocals are a sparkling highlight of Everything Is Right In Front Of Me, while the catchy title track is likely to reside in your memory banks for a very long time. Brickwall Hallelujah incorporates different tempos and moods and displays the band’s versatility. Like all the best EPs, Do It For Nothing leaves the listener hungry to hear more.
By Graham Blackley