Beloved noughties indie rock outfit Cannon return with their first single of the year, ‘Light In The Fog’ lifted from their anticipated debut album Connexion. Following on from last year’s long-awaited track and instant fan favourite ‘Enemy’, the Melbourne three-piece are thrilled to share this second taste of Connexion and reveal that the debut LP will finally be here Friday 4 June via Quixotic Records.
Having nervously decided to rehearse as an overdue excuse to come together over a few drinks, Cannon reconnected after a long stint of pursuing other projects and are excited to share the undeniably ripe fruits of their labour with their debut album Connexion. Reminiscent of T-Rex, hinting at early Kasabian and Primal Scream, but blasting like Ty Segall, Cannon is a collection of guitars, noise and subtle 80s synth, connected by philosophical songs about anxiety, Absurdism, the fine line between survival and self-destruction, and an indignant, yet tranquilised, social malaise. Out today, Cannon’s second lifted single ‘Light In The Fog’ leaves its predecessor’s anthemic pub-rock choruses for a cruisey earworm of distortions.
“‘Light in the Fog’ is a song inspired by absurdist philosophy, and the tension between a desire to find meaning for our existence where no such meaning exists. ‘Fog’ is about making the most of any situation and seeing beauty within darkness, and doing so despite a lack of ‘true meaning’ being attached to our being.” – Mitch McIvor, Cannon
Cannon were a permanent fixture on the Australian live circuit in the mid 2000s. Their raucous self-titled 7’ vinyl release led to several high-profile performances across Melbourne Fashion Festival shows, and the subsequent song, ‘Hell’, from their EP Hardwood Hits, received high rotation on JJJ. The band performed relentlessly; their eclectic live show on display around Australia with bands such as The Black Keys, Tenacious D, JET, You Am I, Dallas Crane and The Fauves. Frontman Mitchy McIvor’s(Damndogs) vocals range from relaxed and intimate to screams of despair and often within the same song. Prominent and full of fuzz, Adam Green’s (Dave Larkin Band, Danny Walsh Banned) bass is the central driving feature that ties the tunes together and no one could doubt that Cannon sees Dave Mudie (Courtney Barnett) rightfully on display as one of the country’s truly great rock drummers.
So put Friday 4 June in your diary for Connexion release day and get geared up with Cannon’s latest offering ‘Light In The Fog’ in the meantime.
‘Light In The Fog’ is out now via
Spotify / iTunes / Apple Music / Bandcamp
Connexion album out Friday 4 June via Quixotic Records
Grab ‘LIGHT IN THE FOG’ SINGLE here
‘Light In The Fog’ Credits
Recorded by Fabian Hunter
Mixed by Colin Hegna
Mastered by Nao Anzai
Photo by Andrew Watson
Artwork by Adam Green