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Jul 10, 2012

Introducing: Israel Cannan

Photo by Tim Williams

The old adage of London’s streets being paved with gold has been a big guiding factor and inspiration for many an ambitious character over the course of time. One of the more recent examples of someone arriving in the UK’s capital in pursuit of their dreams is Australia’s Israel Cannan, who recently traded the sun, sand and sea of the Central Coast in his homeland for the rough and ready delights of Kensal Rise.

Cannan has left behind (or at least put on hold) what seems to be a slowly blossoming career in Oz – aside from a formative stint as an actor (he appeared in Home Away for one), a full length album, Walk, was released in 2010 and appears to have driven him into the public’s consciousness, as well as onto the stage at a number of high profile festivals.

In any case, it appears the land Down Under’s loss is our gain – Cannan has been doing the rounds in London for a little while now (including a gig for us at Jake Mattison‘s recent single launch party at The Enterprise and one with fellow countryman Matt Corby at The Garage), and anyone who’s witnessed his live show will no doubt attest that it’s an incredibly entertaining and arresting half an hour.

Traits such as a rich, show stopping voice, great songs and a charismatic and charming on stage persona make Cannan someone who is instantly likeable. Up until very recently, he didn’t have much new material recorded, but he’s just posted a free download, the rather moving “From The Start”, up online. It reminds us of the best bits of Damien Rice, Bon Iver and Oh, Inverted World era Shins, and in its duration sets Israel apart from the plethora of other singer-songwriters attempting to walk this line.

MP3: Israel Cannan – From The Start

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Jul 8, 2012

London gigs diary: 9 July – 15 July

Brooklyn’s Ambassadors promote their debut LP, “Litost”, at Water Rats on Monday.

Monday 9 July

Ambassadors @ Monto Water Rats
Fun. + Bluebell @ Heaven
Story Books + Spring Offensive @ The Lexington

Tuesday 10 July

Escapists @ The Social (Huw Stephens presents) FREE
Burning Beard @ Notting Hill Arts Club
Born Blonde @ Power Lunches

Wednesday 11 July

Born Blonde @ Notting Hill Arts Club (Death2Disco) FREE
Yeasayer @ The Lexington

Thursday 12 July

Anna Calvi + Eugene McGuinness + Cold Specks @ Somerset House
Sunless ’97 @ Old Blue Last FREE
Eagulls @ CAMP
Bebe Black + The Night @ Proud Camden (Music Week Breakout)

Friday 13 July

Deaf Club @ Old Blue Last FREE
Maker @ Hyde Park (Hard Rock Calling)
Sissy The Blisters @ Koko (Club NME)

Saturday 14 July

Fractures @ Queen Of Hoxton

Sunday 15 July

Festibelly Warm Up Party @ The Lock Tavern w/ Draper (DJ Set) FREE
Mars Volta @ HMV Forum

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