M+N Lunchbox #17: King Cannons
News posted Monday, July 9 2012 at 01:00 PM.
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After a six-month hiatus, M+N’s Lunchbox series returns to its spiritual home – Melbourne’s The Workers Club – for a free lunchtime show by King Cannons on July 20, 1pm.
The New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based six-piece will play songs from their recently released debut album The Brightest Lights. Out now through Capitol/EMI, it was produced by Shihad’s Tom Larkin at Sing Sing Studios in Melbourne. M+N reviewer Doug Wallen described it as an album of “rousing working-class anthems that are instantly familiar”.
In a recent interview with M+N frontman Luke Yeoward said The Brightest Lights was inspired by his upbringing in Rotorua, New Zealand. “There’s a fair bit of nostalgia in there,” he said. “It’s about telling my story of growing up there and playing in punk rock bands and getting pissed and being a crazy bastard; working in sawmills and those sorts of things. And becoming a man, too. Growing up quick.”
Lunchbox made its Sydney debut with a performance by Expatriate at Goodgod Small Club in late January. Past gigs have included The Howling Bells, Adalita, The Panics, Lost Animal, Henry Wagons and The Vasco Era.
LUNCHBOX #17: KING CANNONS
Friday, July 20
The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC