Formed in Sydney in 1984, international DIY pop icons the Cannanes last released an album in the year 2002, but that all changes today!
In the years since 2002’s album Trouble Seemed So Far Away, the band have definitely been busy, touring the world, designing their own limited edition Converse sneakers and getting their music featured in Julian Assange telemovie Underground (amongst other things), but for one reason or another they haven’t made an actual album – until now!
Released today on CD, digital and beautiful gatefold sleeve vinyl, new album Howling At All Hours begins appropriately enough with the words “well, here we go again”, and sees the band reunited with drummer and founding member David Nichols, in his first Cannanes appearance since the late 90s. In fact the album is subtitled A Love Affair With Nature II, a follow up of sorts to the band’s classic 1989 second album.
It’s been a while between drinks for the band called “Australia’s secret pride” by Village Voice and “kings of the do it now” by NME (and even included in Kurt Cobain’s infamous diary list of his favourite bands!) but luckily Howling At All Hours is as engaging and idiosyncratic as anything the Cannanes have ever done.
Pick up your copy of Howling At All Hours from your local record emporium, from our Bandcamp page or from the Chapter store.