A 30-year veteran of the Australian rock’n’roll scene, James McCann knows something about the brutal reality of independent music. After cutting his teeth in Perth. McCann moved to Sydney in the early 1990s where he joined the Hard-Ons spin-off outfit Nunchukka Superfly and formed Harpoon. 

He moved back to Perth and joined the first line up of The Drones and striking up an association with Kill Devil Hills, and shifted to Melbourne in the mid 2000s to pursue a variety of solo and collaborative projects.

His early solo albums were recorded by, and featured, Gareth Liddiard of The Drones. a young Aaron Cupples and Jim Selene of Bloodloss, and touring has taken him to Europe to support releases on Beast Records and .Bang!

Now using the moniker JJ McCann Transmission, McCann and his red hot band are making a rare foray to Sydney for a show at MoshPit Bar on February 16 to launch a new album, “Hit With Love”, on Cheersquad Records.

“Hit With Love” was produced by Rob Younger of Radio Birdman and the New Christs,

Vinyl copies of the album will be available on the night. Support will come from Rubber Necker and Nancy and The Jam Fancys who hail from Moruya on the south coast of New South Wales. Tickets are available here.