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New Music From The Cannanes


Australian indie pop duo The Cannanes will issue their first official release in over 11 years on March 19th, 2013. The “Small Batch” EP contains the fun, bouncy songs that the band’s fans know them for (and that famously earned them a mention in Kurt Cobain’s journals.)  The Cannanes have been releasing modest, ramshackle records since being formed in Sydney, Australia by Fran Gibson and Stephen O’Neil almost 30 years ago.


UK producer Richie Phoe has his own take on the first single from “Small Batch” and his downtempo remix of “Bumper” is streaming and available for download now. BBC Radio 1’s Rob Da Bank has described Phoe as “Brighton’s Lee Scratch Perry” and fellow BBC Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens calls his work “Bouncy dub at its very best.”

Stream/Download: The Cannanes – “Bumper” (Richie Phoe Remix)

SPIN recently premiered the original EP version of “Bumper,” with columnist Marc Hogan writing, “Cardigan-owners, rejoice! Long-running Australian indie-pop combo The Cannanes have returned with ‘Bumper,’ the first taste of their first major release since 2002’s Trouble Seemed So Far Away. The ‘Small Batch’ EP, due March 19, is helmed by veteran members Fran Gibson and Stephen O’Neil; and while the production quality seems slightly more polished, the earnest melodicism remains.”

For the “Small Batch” EP, The Cannanes have once again collaborated with Explosion Robinson producer and multi-instrumentalist Stephen Hermann.  The six-track release sees Gibson and O’Neil at their best, back on familiar territory musing on the nature of friendship, love, and outer space that has characterized their best work over the last 27 years.

Stream/Download: The Cannanes – “Bumper”

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New track: Clock Opera – “Lesson No. 7”

In contrast to their previous release, “Belongings,” the band’s new single “Lesson No. 7,” is an intense and aggressive cut that portrays Clock Opera’s depth and diversity in their song craft.  Along with Guy Connelly’s powerful vocals, the ferocious synths, punchy bass, explosive machine-gun snare and frenzied guitars give “Lesson No. 7” a contagious and relentless energy that makes standing still impossible.

Clock Opera will release their Lesson No. 7 EP on October 3rd on Moshi Moshi / Island Records.

Included on the EP is “Seven Hours,” having already given a glimpse of their varied influences and abilities with their singles to date, “Seven Hours” heads in a completely new direction again and displays a gorgeous, emotive beauty that is becoming a signature in their sound.

Alongside these 2 new songs, there is a very special world first to complete the package.  After the critical acclaim of his long awaited 2nd album, Tom Vek lends his unique production expertise to remix another artist for the very first time.


1. Lesson No. 7
2. Seven Hours
3. Lesson No. 7 (Tom Vek’s Tripping Mix)

Clock Opera has been steadily building a reputation as purveyors of cerebral, original and utterly captivating music over the last year.  Alongside their single releases on Kitsune and Moshi Moshi, they have supported the likes of Yeasayer and Everything Everything on their UK tours and received rapturous acclaim from their live performances at SXSW and most recently Field Day festival in London.

Listen: Clock Opera – “Lesson No. 7”

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