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The Brightest Light

King Cannons

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Disc 1:
  # Track Name   MP3 Sample
  1   Stand Right Up   MP3 sample
  2   Too Young   MP3 sample
  3   The Brightest Light   MP3 sample
  4   Too Hot To Handle   MP3 sample
  5   Call For Help   MP3 sample
  6   Shot To Kill   MP3 sample
  7   Ride Again   MP3 sample
  8   Charlie O   MP3 sample
  9   The Cool Change   MP3 sample
  10   On Our Own   MP3 sample
  11   Everyman's Tale   MP3 sample
  12   The Last Post   MP3 sample
  13   131 Bop (Bonus Track)   MP3 sample

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'The Brightest Light' is the debut album from kiwi rock band, King Cannons. Their road is long and winding, nearly 36 months veering through remote parts of rural NZ and the UK all the way to their current HQ: Melbourne, Australia.

It's a simple ethos that hasn't changed since day one. Soul food. Six good friends coming together to create music crafted from their many different individual influences and inspirations.

The result is ferocious. A constantly evolving, roots and punk based rock'n'roll sound with an unmistakable underlying political agenda -- never give up.

From Springsteen to The Clash. Chuck Berry to the ease of a Jamaican Sunday. King Cannons play with the live commitment of the MC5 before the outbreak of violent protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. It's music for everyone who shares in that sentiment.

To find the real beginning of King Cannons is to go back to the street corner where a ten-year-old Luke Yeoward struggled to wield the acoustic guitar handed down to him by his mother. With a hat at his feet, Yeoward played covers he'd picked up at home and school: Creedence Clearwater Revival, Neil Young and Cat Stevens, as well as primitive songs he'd written from the chords he knew.

King Cannons' self-titled EP, released in late 2010, showed what was on the horizon with live-recorded tracks "Take the Rock" and "Teenage Dreams", the latter described by Yeoward as the most personal song he'd written up to that time. On the lead up to the recording of the band's debut album, Yeoward locked himself in the music room of his house and wrote every day for two months, landing the gang with over 50 tracks to work from.

With Tom Larkin (drummer for the internationally known rock force Shihad), at the helm of the album's recording inside Melbourne's famed Sing Sing Studios, the intention for the album was to capture King Cannons' live sweat with the greatest production values.

"Whether it's up-tempo rockin' sort of songs or slower songs, our music is soul music," front man and lead songwriter Luke Yeoward explains, "and if you try and record soul music in any other way than those people in a room together making that music, it just doesn't translate." "That's how the six of us said we were going to make this record," he continues. "It's going to be performed in an honest way, and the songs are going to have integrity and, more importantly, when we're in there doing it in the studio, our performance is going to have integrity. Otherwise it takes away from that basic ethos we forged right at the beginning."

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Artist: King Cannons
Album: The Brightest Light
Cat #: 6231232
Date: 18/06/2012
Format: Audio CD
Discs: 1
Usually Ships: 2 - 6 Days
Genres: Alt/Indie/Punk , New Zealand , Rock
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