Instrumental stoner psych trio Kanaan have announced their new album, Downpour, to be released 5th May via Jansen Records. The brilliantly raucous group have also released their first single from the record, the transcendental 'Amazon', featuring the famed Norwegian jazz guitarist Hedvig Mollestad. Stream 'Amazon' and pre-order Downpour here:

The band comment: "'Amazon' is possibly the most groovy track we’ve done. Perfect for cruising on the highway with the trunk full of amps, and featuring Norway’s very own guitar hero Hedvig Mollestad."

Kanaan will be touring the triumphant new album in May. Full dates as follows:

  • May 4: NO Trondheim, Lokal Scene
  • May 5: NO Oslo, Parktreatret
  • May 6: NO Bergen, Hulen
  • May 17: DK Copenhagen, Stengade
  • May 18: DE Kiel, Schaubude
  • May 19: DE Berlin, Desertfest Berlin
  • May 20: DE Munich, Outdoor Opening
  • May 21: AT Vienna, Chelsea
  • May 22: HU Budapest, Dürer Kert
  • May 24: DE Kassel, Goldgrube
  • May 25: DE Hamburg, Bar 227
  • May 26: DK Esbjerg, Esbjerg Fuzztival
  • May 27: SE Malmö, Plan B
  • Aug 12: PT Moledo, Sonic Blast Festival
  • Aug 26: BE Rillaar, Down The Hill Festival

Kanaan produce so much music that their fuzz pedals are hardly switched off between each practice session. Once again, the young power trio now step out of the rehearsal room, and with them in tow is the brand new album Downpour.

It’s not difficult to hear that this is a continuation of their last album, Earthbound (2021, Jansen Records). Indeed, many of the ideas on the new album came about when they recorded their previous record in Athletic Sound in Halden. The heaviest songs on the album are a continuation of the idea of ​​"The Great Riff" and the feeling of triumphant ecstasy when one good riff is replaced by another. Bands like Kyuss, MC5, Sleep and Hawkwind are still great sources of inspiration – while Needlepoint and Dungen are also important markers for the more melodic material on the album.

You truly have to hold tight and not fall out of your chair when Kanaan blast out the monster riffs on songs like 'Orbit', 'Solaris pt. 2' and not least 'Amazon', the new single released today, where they are joined by one of Norway's most kick-ass guitarists, Hedvig Mollestad. All three members of the band have long been fans of Mollestad and her music, and the fact that she is on their record is a dream come true.

The band themselves say they feel that the chemistry and songwriting on this record, to a greater extent, allows them to really own the rock language that they flirted with on Earthbound, and it feels like a worthy sequel to a record that has since become very important in the band’s history. It’s hard not to agree with that.

Since Kanaan released their fourth album Earthbound on Jansen Records in November 2021, they’ve also managed to release the 27-minute long single 'Beyond' and the session album Diversions vol. 1 – Softly through Sunshine. There are no days off in the calendars of Eskild Myrvoll, Ingvald André Vassbø and Ask Vatn Strøm.

Kanaan are:

  • Ask Vatn Strøm - guitars, percussion, oscillations
  • Ingvald André Vassbø - drums, percussion, speed Farfisa
  • Eskild Myrvoll - bass, synths, Mellotron, guitar

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