KING CANNONS - The Brightest Light

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Some bands talk their way into opportunities or use algorithms to feign blog hype. Others drag themselves up by the teeth. 'The Brightest Light' is the band's debut album. 

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."

2012 Universal
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    Track Listing

    1 Stand Right Up
    2 Too Young
    3 The Brightest Light
    4 Too Hot To Handle
    5 Call For Help
    6 Shot To Kill
    7 Ride Again
    8 Charlie O
    9 The Cool Change
    10 On Our Own
    11 Everyman's Tale
    12 The Last Post