Article written by Paul M
Jan 1, 2006.
By day, Sharon Hagopian is a
school music teacher, but by night, ensconced with a four track in her
bedroom, she transforms into a pretty amazing one woman band. This UK
release of an album originally issued via a small US label back in 2003,
gives her an opportunity to introduce her lo-fi nuggets to an audience this
side of the pond.
Thereís a wealth of intriguing styles and influences in evidence; from
Cappuccino quaffing clever-clever indie to shoo-bee-doo-ing 60s girl pop,
three chord electro-punk to scuzzy classical, fuzzy garage pop to sample
dripping beat hop. With a terrific half hourís worth of catchy riffs and
cutey-pie tunes, Cannonball Jane has certainly crash landed into the
affections of this listener.