Canon Hill’s ‘Smoking Gun’ is strong, straightforward punk rock with bluesy tendencies. “Hailing from Massachusetts, Ben Hayden and Logan Tichnor founded Canon Hill in Ben’s living room in 2013,” the group says. “They were 13 years old. For the young Ben and Logan, both accomplished musicians, the goal was to write their own songs, creating a sound derived from the sounds of their music idols.” These guys do a good job of maintaining punk’s raw intensity while bringing a sense of compositional refinement to the genre. The vocals are a big part of this song’s success. The guitars are good but, with the exception of the solo, are relatively restrained for a rock song. Their rhythm section – especially the walking bass lines – really stand out on here. These guys have a lot to offer. Check out ‘Smoking Gun’ below!
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