Wednesday, February 20, 2013

UK producer Richie Phoe remixes The Cannanes. Hear downtempo take on Australian duo’s “Bumper” single.

Band famously name checked in Kurt Cobain’s journals to issue first official release in 11 years on March 19th.


The Cannanes (L-R): Fran Gibson, Stephen O’Neil. Photo Credit: Lance Hillier.



“Bumper” is the first single and remix from the upcoming “Small Batch” EP by The Cannanes.


Check out the premiere of “Bumper” by The Cannanes via SPIN and the Richie Phoe “Bumper” remix via Beats Per Minute!

Australian indie pop duo The Cannanes will issue their first official release in over 11 years on March 19th, 2013. The “Small Batch” EP contains the fun, bouncy songs that the band's fans know them for (and that famously earned them a mention in Kurt Cobain’s journals.)  The Cannanes have been releasing modest, ramshackle records since being formed in Sydney, Australia by Fran Gibson and Stephen O’Neil almost 30 years ago.

UK producer Richie Phoe has his own take on the first single from “Small Batch” and his downtempo remix of “Bumper” is streaming and available for download now.  BBC Radio 1’s Rob Da Bank has described Phoe as “Brighton’s Lee Scratch Perry” and fellow BBC Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens calls his work “Bouncy dub at its very best.”

SPIN recently premiered the original EP version of “Bumper,” with columnist Marc Hogan writing, “Cardigan-owners, rejoice! Long-running Australian indie-pop combo The Cannanes have returned with ‘Bumper,’ the first taste of their first major release since 2002’s Trouble Seemed So Far Away. The ‘Small Batch’ EP, due March 19, is helmed by veteran members Fran Gibson and Stephen O’Neil; and while the production quality seems slightly more polished, the earnest melodicism remains.”

For the “Small Batch” EP, The Cannanes have once again collaborated with Explosion Robinson producer and multi-instrumentalist Stephen Hermann.  The six-track release sees Gibson and O’Neil at their best, back on familiar territory musing on the nature of friendship, love, and outer space that has characterized their best work over the last 27 years.

The Cannanes are available for interviews. Check out a recent Q&A with Fran Gibson via Girl About Town. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.


The Cannanes
“Small Batch” EP
( / Lamingtone – March 19th, 2013)

Track Listing:

01. Bumper (STREAM | MP3 | REMIX)
02. Crawler
03. Basics
04. Molecule
05. Tiny Compartment
06. Zone


The Cannanes Links


Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion

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