River of Snakes, Shepparton Airplane [BASEMENT] Channel Tres (USA), CLYPSO [GERSWHIN ROOM]


7:00 pmFriday, 19 July 2019


Esplanade Hotel

11 The Esplanade, St Kilda

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Ahead of his sure-to-be intoxicating debut at Splendour in the Grass next month, today, Compton-born artist Channel Tres announces two sideshows set for Sydney and Melbourne, presented by Frontier Touring and I OH YOU.

The sideshows will be his second trip to Australia, following last year's rave appearances at Spilt Milk and City Loop festivals and his own headline tour down the east coast.

Today, Channel Tres also announces the Black Moses EP, his follow-up to last year’s acclaimed self-titled debut. Black Moses will be released 2 August worldwide on Godmode, the LA label and production team who introduced us to Yaeji and Shamir.

First single 'Sexy Black Timberlake' is a fusion of low-slung deep house, West Coast rap, and Channel Tres’ effortlessly deep baritone. Lyrically it’s a taste of some of the larger issues Channel Tres has been grappling with as a young black man on the rise. Society still tends to stereotype black men as one of two extremes: violent threats or mythical sex objects. This song is about being made to feel like the latter.


Two cranked up Fender Bassman amps, two Big-muff pedals on full and aggressive powerhouse drums make up River of Snakes sonic core. This fuzz-demented three piece have been tearing apart stages and splintering ears for over 7years now in their hometown of Melbourne.

The band is made up of Raul Sanchez, best known for his role as guitarist in Magic Dirt and Midnight Woolf, Elissa Rose from the powerful and grungy The Loveless and Dave Payne from Drifter and Grindhouse. The result is a three-pronged attack of wild punk-rock laced with feedback, noise and pop-hooks.

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