Loose Canon - Cruising On The 86 (Akoustik Anarkhy)
UK release date: 7 March 2005
"Gritty" is a good word for the Manchester quartet
Loose Canon, whose guitarist AC is founder of
the Akoustik Anarkhy club night. They clearly have an
awareness of the musical heritage of their city, with
Joy Division a palpable influence.
The vocals sound a bit like Ash's Tim
Wheeler in the quieter verse sections, but the
chorus takes on a mind of its own with a rising motif
set against a wall of guitars. Tuning and rhythm are
approximate at best, but that's all part of the style,
and gives a garage flavouring to the band.
The track leaves a mark, there's no doubt about
that, and although it may not be quite distinctive
enough, it gives enough reasons to suggest this band
will be worth keeping an ear out for.