Cannons – Backwards

Artist: Cannons

Song: Backwards

Based: Los Angeles

Stands out: Hypnotic vocals, retro production

If you like: Roosevelt

‘Backwards’ is the brand new track by LA based band Cannons.

If you like hypnotic sounds, soft and melodic vocals with downtempo indie-electro synths then this one is for you. The steady beat combined with the reverb-heavy sounds creates an almost liquid sound which is offset against sharp modulated synths that give it an 80’s touch. Overall this is a smooth, warm and all encompassing sound that is like bourbon hot chocolate on your ears.

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Cannons formed in 2013, when childhood friends Ryan Clapham and Paul Davis met Michelle Joy. The two grew up on the same street in Los Angeles, and had been trying to start a band for years, but nothing had quite clicked until their paths crossed hers. Michelle’s effortless vocals melded perfectly with Ryan’s old school, Memphis style R&B chord progressions and Paul’s densely layered productions.

The bands unique blend of 70’s grooves and 80’s electro-funk has been affectionately coined “nu disco” and “future boogie” by their passionate fans around the world. They’ve also found support here in LA, where they’ve become a favorite among KCRW‘s DJ’s, and seen their music licensed in HBO’s first season of Ballers, and used to soundtrack the rollout for Kendall & Kylie Jenner’s Topshop line.