Melbourne-based kiwi rock band King Cannons are on the verge of Very Big Things. Their ferocious energy and lyrical integrity has led to comparisons with The Clash, The Specials, Bruce Springsteen and Paul Weller. But the band are much more than just the sum of their (admittedly very fine) influences.
Formed in Auckland in 2007 the six-piece band have had quite the journey. Feeling stifled by the NZ scene, half the band upped sticks and moved to London, expecting the others to join them soon after. Alas, the twin forces of bereaucracy and distance scuppered their plans, effectively putting the band into hiatus for 11 months. But since settling on Melbourne as their base for world domination both their following and their confidence have grown exponentially.
Their first single 'Take The Rock' recieved impressive reviews - 'nothing less than a call to arms - a starting gun signaling the beginning of a new movement' - and significant airplay in both Aust and NZ. The band embarked on winning hearts and minds with the signature passion and intensity of their live shows, including a high-profile slot with the Living End.
The band are currently finishing up their debut album, produced by Shihad's own Tom Larkin.
They are also on the A Rotate on The Rock with Shot to Kill and Take The Rock playing regularly.