Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Punk, Rock


Sounds like

Beach House, Warpaint, The Creatures, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Mod Con


band members

Kelly Hanlon (Terra Pines/DEAFCULT) Chris Preindl (Leaving/Vestiges/Apparitions)


Influences

Beach House, Warpaint, The Creatures, Mod Con, Dr Who Theme, Siouxsie & The Banshee


Bio

Ancient Channels is a sonic expedition through the imagined past, present and future. The Brisbane based post-punk band consists of Kelly Hanlon playing multiple instruments (Deafcult/Terra Pines) and Chris Preindl (Apparitions/Leavings/Vestiges) performing the drums and percussion which forms the heartbeat of the band’s sound. Ancient Channels draw from a myriad of influences including post-punk, dream pop, shoegaze and the sci-fi soundtracks of early film and television.

As equally roused by time immemorial as they are about ideas of worlds to come, Ancient Channels are a collage of genres. From the hypnotically ceremonial drumming to the more contemporary guitar riffs, dreamy vocals and ambient synth lines, Ancient Channels skirt the lines of antiquated futurism whilst keeping their feet firmly planted in the now.

Ancient Channels has recently multiplied their live band to also include Elise Clark (The New Middle Class), Imogen Kowalczyk (Julia R Anderson), Gerard Lawrence (Start Together), Kelly Saunders (A Country Practice) and Joel Saunders (Spirit Bunny, A Country Practice).

Review

Review by Elsa Silberstein Elsa Silberstein

10 Jun 2020

Triple J
40

"Spook-rock, it's a thing, haven't you heard of Ancient Channels?"

"Spook-rock, it's a thing, haven't you heard of Ancient Channels?"

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

10 Jun 2020

Triple J
40

How about the searing gallop on this track? It's galloping to certain doom but it's a helluva thrill ride along the way.

How about the searing gallop on this track? It's galloping to certain doom but it's a helluva thrill ride along the way.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

20 Nov 2019

Triple J
35

You know it's a good day at Unearthed when you get surprise spooky goosebumps like this brooding darkgaze track elicits.

You know it's a good day at Unearthed when you get surprise spooky goosebumps like this brooding darkgaze track elicits.