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-Like a phoenix from the ashes, KING CANNONS formed In Auckland, New Zealand, 2007. Influenced by all aspects of REAL people, making REAL music... Former members of SUICIDE DOGS, ATSUSHI AND THE MOISTIES, REAL REAL SICK met up for their first jam in a friends lounge room, within minutes, the crew was confirmed: LUKE YEOWARD-gat/vox, ROB TING- gat/vox, JOHN SMITH-bass/vox, JOSH MATTHEWS-beat keeper.... KING CANNONS are no strangers to the stage, road, studio, or 9-5 hard slog... Members have played countless shows, including THE BIG DAY OUT, KILLER-FEST, and HELLCAT RECORDS NIGHTS in Los Angeles... As well as having the privilege of sharing the stage with well known acts: THE ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE, BOUNCING SOULS, AGNOSTIC FRONT, PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BABIES, SICK OF IT ALL, MAD-BALL, THE DRAFT, STRIKE ANYWHERE, AGAINST ME! THE BLEEDERS, MISSING TEETH, CITY NEWTON BOMBERS, MANAGERS and more! With SELF FUNDED plans for releases, overseas tours to the USA and Europe in the near future, things are looking pretty exiting!!! CANNONS OVER THE CITY! CANNONS OVER THE WORLD!+Originally a 4-piece, King Cannons formed at the end of 2007 in Auckland City, New Zealand. Percussion and keys came soon after and at the beginning of 2009 after a myriad of obstacles along the way, including a short re-location to London, King Cannons relocated to Melbourne, Australia.
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 +Following the whirlwind success of their first single “Teenage Dreams”, King Cannons have risen to become one of Melbourne’s finest Rock & Roll acts.
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 +Raw, energetic and genuinely honest, their influences span many genres and many walks of life. Country, rock ‘n’ roll, reggae and punk are but a few of the styles that make this sound unique, challenging the conventions of genre and form while rising above the discrimination and giving everybody, everywhere something to enjoy. The King Cannons sound encompasses everything from the power of The Clash to the style of Chuck Berry; the soul of Desmond Dekker and the raw emotion of Johnny Cash. Put simply: it’s real music for a rockin’ world.
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 +Gritty, dark and urban but with a slickness and cool all its own, King Cannons latest single “Smoked Out City” pays homage to the group’s Rock & Roll roots. Thriving in Melbourne, King Cannons have already amassed a formidable following thanks to their outrageous live performances, their sonic breadth and that trademark “Rock ‘n Reggae” sound. “Smoked Out City” breaks the mould again and seeks to build on their rising status all over Australia.

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Originally a 4-piece, King Cannons formed at the end of 2007 in Auckland City, New Zealand. Percussion and keys came soon after and at the beginning of 2009 after a myriad of obstacles along the way, including a short re-location to London, King Cannons relocated to Melbourne, Australia. Following the whirlwind success of their first single “Teenage Dreams”, King Cannons have risen to become one of Melbourne’s finest Rock & Roll acts. Raw, energetic and genuinely honest, their influences span many genres and many walks of life. Country, rock ‘n’ roll, reggae and punk are but a few of the styles that make this sound unique, challenging the conventions of genre and form while rising above the discrimination and giving everybody, everywhere something to enjoy. The King Cannons sound encompasses everything from the power of The Clash to the style of Chuck Berry; the soul of Desmond Dekker and the raw emotion of Johnny Cash. Put simply: it’s real music for a rockin’ world. Gritty, dark and urban but with a slickness and cool all its own, King Cannons latest single “Smoked Out City” pays homage to the group’s Rock & Roll roots. Thriving in Melbourne, King Cannons have already amassed a formidable following thanks to their outrageous live performances, their sonic breadth and that trademark “Rock ‘n Reggae” sound. “Smoked Out City” breaks the mould again and seeks to build on their rising status all over Australia.