THE LANSDOWNEChippendale New South Wales
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 Channel's own headline tour down the East Coast.
Today Channel 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's 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.