I’m usually impressed with the amount of raw sound a two-piece band is able to create, and Winnipeg’s Cannon Bros are no exception. “Soft View” is the first track of their debut LP Firecracker/Cloudglow, and it’s a whole lot of fun. The fuzzed out guitar and clean drums make great use of space, and the back-and-forth vocals are simple but sincere.
A bit of punk, pop, and 90’s alt-rock combine to make catchy tunes from a few guitar riffs and great band dynamics. Sometimes simple is better; in full-band form these songs might sound a bit generic, but from a two-piece, they sound fresh and exciting.