LOS ANGELES, CA-
“…I was really excited to catch the second act slated to perform: Cannons. As cheesy and superficial as it sounds, I absolutely love it when a band I’ve been following for years takes significant steps in their careers. The sense of unfounded pride that I get is quite satisfying. Cannons are one of those bands.
I first caught Cannons on 5/16/17 when they opened up for The Night Game at the Bootleg Theater. Their soothing sounds had me instantly smitten, and the fact that their lead singer, Michelle Joy, was easy on the eyes didn’t hurt either. They got their big break when their single “Fire For You” got prominent synch placement in the Mindy Kaling/Lange Fisher Netflix series Never Have I Ever. That placement led to over 67 million Spotify streams (as of Dec 12th, 2021), a deal with Columbia Records, and- despite the pandemic- a busy 2021 tour schedule hitting up tons of tons of huge festivals like Outsidelands, Okeechobee, Life Is Beautiful and more.
Cannons, once again, delivered on the lush Sade-esque moods that made me fall in love with their music the first time I saw them. They performed a handful of selections from the 2019 EP, Shadows (“Baby”, “Shadows”, “Talk Talk”, and their latest singles “Ruthless” and “Bad Dream”. They even gave us a throwback to their 2014 EP, the title track “Up All Night”. There were a couple of songs they performed that I couldn’t recognize, and I’m assuming those are new/unreleased tracks that they working on for a future release. I would have loved to hear them perform one of the very chill covers they released on their Covers by Cannons EP, but beggars can’t be choosers. Hopefully, they’ll play a cover or two at a future gig I’m able to attend…”
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