CANNANES NEWSLETTER NO 18
New CD's, New VINYL, More SHOWS
would YOU like to see the Cannanes? in the sparkling Olympic city
Sydney, Greenwich Village New York, mysterious Easthampton, historic
Boston, stately Philadelphia, awe inspiring Washington or snazzy
Atlantic City-Take your pick
ever would have thought it? 5th US tour coming up soon, Who's
coming? Stephen, Frances, Stewart Anderson on drums, Unfortunately
Andrew Coffey was a last minute selection to represent Australia
in the javelin and so has been forced to choose between art and
sport. In accordance with the Australian way Sport wins out but
we are lucky to have Guy Blackman from Sleepy Township and Minimum
Chips and Chapter Records join us on bass and we are looking forward
to melting down Andrews gold to pay for the next album (provisionally
entitled Thorpie, We Love You) Prior to the start of the tour
we hope to hang out with Webmaster Jerome in St Louis then to
NY to hit some bars and catch up with old friends Also while in
NY we will be doing more recording with the inspirational Explosion
Robinson for the forthcoming Slabco album.
Wyer and an assemblage travelling under the guise of Even As We
Speak will be making their debut US performances. Steward will
be tap dancing and twirling his way around in his solo act.
guitar pop cliches!! William /Miserable
Still the oldest insecure teenagers you can find in Australia,
The Cannanes once again force out another two pop songs from their
seemingly never-ending production line. 'William' is a song I'm
sure they've put another name to in the past, it sounds a little
too simple not to have been written by them before, but still,
the lilting vocals and beautiful horn accompanyment take the song
out the recycling bin and shoots it into space.
on the flip-side is much more pedestrian, almost slipping into
mediocrity as it's pretty much a collection of generic guitar-pop
cliches, but since The Cannanes probably invented most of them
it puts the song more into perspective. It's nice but it can't
be called amazing, just vaguely similar to... something. It looks
like The Cannanes won't be following in their Scottish relatives
The Pastels' footsteps and changing from niggly pop to etherial
ambient soundtracks, their sound looks set to stay as shambling
and cluttered as it was when they began. (A)
'William' 555, PO Box HP41, Leeds, LS6 4XN, UK http://www.underpop.co.uk/shortplay/april2000/cannanes.html
WHAT ABOUT THE OLYMPICS:
Olympic period has been a time of pure glory for us in Sydney
and The Cannanes are paying homage to the Olympic spirit by doing
a show on Friday 22nd September in the heart of the of the most
beautiful city on earth. Lots of foreigners are expected.
the Dream (CD
Long time coming now due for release on Chapter Records of Melbourne
any second now. Wanna buy one? Contactchapter@corduroy.com.au
at an Unknown Rate (CD
album + 12"LP picturedisc!)
Recently mastered under
the skilled ears of Greg (Spill) Wadley. CD released on YoYo recordings
See : http://www.yoyoagogo.com/
12" release on 555 records of Leeds
featuuring Stewart Anderson and a bunch of songs about life in
the new Millenium which is proving to be pretty damn enjoyable
so far (but we may revise this theory post Olympics.)
2000 (CD EP)
this release we let the guitars take the back seat for a swish
foray into the world of synthesized sound & loop extravaganzas.
Released by InSound records of NY
it Up (CD EP)
recordings made by Alan Korn at the Stork Club and Bottom of the
Hill in San Francisco during our '99 world tour - a rough &
rockin set for the serious Cannanes addict or as an introduction
to our live stance (Death to Quietpower) Released by Blackbean
& Placenta records of LA. Otherwise known as "Smash you
A little help for East Timor Worth mentioning again is this 22
track little beaut - Cannanes have 2 songs but there's a lots
of other good stuff of course. Initial pressings have sold out
and already raised thousands for aid projects - you can try and
get a copy from Drive In Records firstname.lastname@example.org
has progressed on updating our HISTORY site at http://morpho.dar.net/~cannanes/
new feature being our completely up to date list of forthcoming
gigs. Section by section over the next few weeks the rest of the
site will be updated to include more MP3 music files and hopefully
a video clip or two!
our Australian site at
includes 'works in progress' MP3s a brief history of the band
(for those that don't have time for the complete version). and
a photo gallery of recent goings on.
Friday 22nd September 2000 8pm
Emutech cafe (aka Fluid) Sydney NSW Australia the Cannanes + Mary
149 Enmore Rd
Enmore Sydney NSW
12 October 2000
Flywheel (the club not the band!) Easthampton
MA USA Even As We Speak Steward
A LL AGES Thursday 2 Holyoke St. Easthampton,
MA (413) 527-9800
Fez (Under Times cafe) NY,NY USA
+ the pacific ocean + even as we speak + steward
(for reservations call Fez on 212-533-2680)
380 Lafayette Street (at Great Jones Street) - New York, NY 10003
Thompson Center New YorkUniversity NY, NY
Even As We Speak + Steward
Thompson St between 4th and 3rd st right across from Wash Sq South...
19 October 2000
The Miky Way Lounge Boston, MA USA
+ Even As We Speak + Steward
Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA
+ Even As We Speak Steward + Rabbits in Red
McGuires Irish Pub Atlantic City, New Jersey USA
+ Even As We Speak + Steward and the Improbables
23 October 2000
Galaxy Hut Arlington,Virginia
+ Even As We Speak + Steward and the Softies
Galaxy Hut: Wilson Blvd, Arlington VA.
EMAIL OF THE WEEK:
about thorpie? is it just me? it gives me so much pleasure to
sit here in front of my ian thorpe screensaver and ponder the
wonder that is ian thorpe. or amble down martin place looking
at his big shyly smiling face on the westpac building. sigh.
CANNANES HONOUR ROLL:
INTERVIEW WITH GUY BLACKMAN:
1. Which American would you most like to meet?
terms of people who I have an actual chance of meeting, there's
a guy called Cameron from a band called The Boyish Charms who
I used to correspond with and have never met, although we fell
out of touch a while ago. Other than that, Bruce LaBruce.
2. What things are you most looking forward to in the USA?
food, cadillacs, and gridlock.
3. Who is your favourite swimmer? Thorpie or Pieter van den Hoogenband?
Thorpe has a nicer face.
4.How low will the Aussie dollar go?
a psychological barrier below 50c US that even the stock exchange
would have to recognise. Wouldn't it?
5.Whats the best thing about Melbourne?
distance from the Olympics.
Thank you and Goodnight