Enter the Mekong Delta Sunrise with Astronomy Class. A journey through Cambodian history and a tribute to the ecstatic music of golden age Phnom Penh feat. Srey Channthy (Cambodian Space Project)

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I guess there's a fair bit of backstory to this project. We've really tried to be respectful to the source material and the history we are talking about on the record and we think we've managed that, with a lot of help from Srey Channthy and Julien Poulson from The Cambodian Space Project, journalists and storytellers like Tom Vater, authors like Ray Chandler and as many docos as we could watch. There's also the Klap Ya Handz crew in Phnom Penh, the Cambodian DVD store in Cabramatta, Phavy Kasak and Vandy Kang who helped with translations and many more.

The whole concept for the record began in 2012, when we were invited to Cambodia to perform a set in the old train station in Phnom Penh. At an event to promote Tiger Beer, we met a lot of the Khmer rap crews from Cambodia and beyond, mostly California. As part of our set, we performed a cover of the classic Thra Kha Band song "Do You No Wrong Again" with Cambodian superstar Preap Sovath. You can see the original...

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Mekong Delta Sunrise CD



Mekong Delta Sunrise Vinyl



Mekong Delta Sunrise Cassette Tape



Four Barang in a Tuk-Tuk

'Bong Man Business' Free Mixtape

Some of our favourite tunes from the "golden age" of Khmer pop music

So We Can Remember Tour

Thundamentals with Astronomy Class

Thu 1 May

The Corner Hotel, Melbourne


Fri 2 May

The Corner Hotel, Melbourne


Thu 8 May

Flyrite, Perth


Fri 9 May

Mojo's, Fremantle


Fri 16 May

The Zoo, Brisbane


Fri 24 May

The Metro Theatre, Sydney


Mekong Delta Sunrise Album Launch

Astronomy Class

Fri 20 June

Newtown Social Club, Sydney


Fri 27 June

Northcote Social Club, Sydney


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