My favorite band I've really gotten into this past year is the LA-based synthpop act Cannons. Fronted by lead singer Michelle Joy and rounded out with the likes of drummer Paul Davis and guitarist Ryan Clapham, I've been pretty obsessed since I heard "Fire for You" this past spring. I believe that song gained some virality on social media due to its pretty irresistible and kind of seductive vibe - like a Lana Del Rey on acid. The band has been around for more than a decade, but it seems like they've been picking up interest in the past few years (and especially this one). I seriously hope this band sells out stadiums someday; they are arguably one of my favorite acts I've heard in ages. (In Arizona? You can catch Cannons in Mesa alongside Lovejoy and Little Image on December 13th.) A few years ago, they even covered Harry Styles' hit "Golden," and did a wistful stripped-down version of it (listen below).
Their new album "Heartbeat Highway" arrives November 10th, and the band has released a flurry of singles off it, such as the AM radio-tinged "Bad Tattoo." However, my personal favorite is "Loving You," which I first was a riff on KISS's attempt at disco way back when. It has a little of that feeling toward the chorus, but otherwise, it's complete Cannons. Enjoy!