"Imagine a blend of early MGMT, Grimes and even Toro y Moi, mixed with some neo-funk.” - LA Weekly
Cannons formed in 2013, when childhood friends Ryan Clapham and Paul Davis met Michelle Joy. The two grew up on the same street in Los Angeles, and had been trying to start a band for years, but nothing had quite clicked until their paths crossed hers. Michelle's effortless vocals melded perfectly with Ryan's old school, Memphis style R&B chord progressions and Paul's densely layered productions.
The bands unique blend of 70's grooves and 80's electro-funk has been affectionately coined "nu disco" and "future boogie" by their passionate fans around the world. They've also found support here in LA, where they've become a favorite among KCRW's DJ's, and seen their music licensed in HBO's first season of Ballers, and used to soundtrack the rollout for Kendall & Kylie Jenner's Topshop line.
With a slew of EP's and 2017's Night Drive behind them, Cannons have been hard at work perfecting their brand of electro-pop, and are set to release their new EP, In a Heartbeat this summer. The new songs see the trio leaning into their deep house inclinations, and doubling down on their ability to write straight up *hooks*. The EP is full of pulsing baselines, reverb soaked guitars, and Michelle's hypnotic vocal. On standout's like "Backwards" and "Holding On", they perfectly capture that feeling of sunset joyriding. On In a Heartbeat Cannons have accomplished their mission - to keep us dancing all night long.