For Fans Of: The Go! Team, Saint Etienne, sassy hip-hop sampling girl group pop.
Cannonball Jane’s album “Street Vernacular” has scored rave reviews in Time Out, Uncut, NME, The Times, The Independent and many more besides, not to mention radio plays from Rob Da Bank and Huw Stephens of BBC Radio One.
Brand new and exclusive to this release “Take It To Fantastic” is a diva-tastic delight sure to catapult Cannonball Jane onto CD:UK for a month of Saturdays. Snappier than a twig trampoline, it’s a bolero inspired spy theme from another planet's jazz club, a Latino floorfiller with the most naggingly insistent sample since White Town’s “Your Woman”, a musical firework display as inventive as US3’s groundbreaking Herbie Hancock-sampling “Canteloop”. It’ll have you cha-cha-cha-ing right out of the house and merenguing all the way to the nearest rum bar.
Flip it over for the AA side “Slumber Party” from the “Street Vernacular” album, a Saint Etienne-style retro soundscape with wistful melodica and a breezy cool Carole King-esque piano riff, inspired by a vocal sample of Sharon’s 11 year old niece recorded during an afternoon of fun with a new sampler. Back in America Sharon has taken the Cannonball Jane sound out on the road with support slots for The Go! Team, Gravy Train!!!!, E.S.G. and über-fans Le Tigre.
Now it’s the UK’s turn, with her energetic and fun live show booked for April dates. "When it comes to joyous DIY beats, Cannonball Jane could teach her peers a thing or two." The Independent on Sunday. 500 only which will go sharpish like!