Cannoneers formed in early 2010 in Los Angeles, CA and released their debut 7-inch vinyl of, “Sadie Was a Girl/Shake the Law,” in May 2010 at Spaceland in Silver Lake with support from Spectrum (Sonic Boom, Spacemen 3), and The Meek.
In early 2011, Cannoneers were named the residency band at the prestigious Echo Monday night residency in Echo Park, CA. After 5 capacity shows and a swelling number of live support…the band are set to finish their first full length LP with Mark Rains (BRMC, Shooter Jennings, Rich Robinson) at Station House Studios in Echo Park. The LP is scheduled for release in August 2011.
The band’s sound has been likened as Kevin Bronson (Buzzbands.la) put it…”the music of the new L.A. quartet is easy to swallow: It’s garage rock ’n’ soul that harks back to the swaggering British bands of the early ’90s and to grittier ’70s before. Absent the current scene’s fetish for synths and electro trickery, Cannoneers keep things so straight-ahead you’d think black leather jackets never went out of style.”
After the January Echo Residency, CANNONEERS were joined on stage for a big post SXSW night at Silverlake Lounge by The Novocaines (Australia), Hot Panda (Canada) and We Are Enfant Terible (France) for a wildly festive international post SXSW show in preparation for the band’s biggest night to date…..
CANNONEERS then played the next night after being selected one of four finalists for the LA KINGS (NHL)/ROCCO’s/98.7FM/GUITAR CENTER/SCHECTER GUITAR Live Music Contest. The band were filmed playing at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and the video broadcast on Fox Sports, The LA Kings and several media outlets.
The band has already been named Sonic Bids Indie Band of the Week, The Deli Magazine December 2010 Band of the Month, and Deli Magazine has named CANNONEERS as #26 band in their newest issue. CANNONEERS were recently asked to be direct support for TENDER BOX and SHE WANTS REVENGE for a huge party at Swinghouse Studios in Hollywood.
Most recently MTV, Showtime and HGTV have featured several Cannoneers songs on several of their prime time shows!
The boys are currently at work on the follow up to their first LP and anticipate a summer 2013 release!