It’s probably safe to say it’s been a rollercoaster ride for Caan Capan over the past year. Having previously been a part of synthpop trio ‘Ou Est Le Swimming Pool’, we’ve been following him ever since they supported Ellie Goulding at her exclusive Best Buy gig in July last year.
Since then, Ou Est Le Swimming pool hit new heights, released their debut album and disbanded all in the short space of a year. After the devastating news of band member Charlie Haddon’s death following an incident at Belguims ‘Pukkelpop’ Festival, the band split and went their separate ways.
No doubt it took a while for reality to sink in, and one can only imagine how hard it must have been for both Caan and fellow band member Joe Hutchinson to deal with the horrendous aftermath of such unfortunate events – we know it took us a while.
However, moving away from the slightly negative side of this article is Caan’s return, but this time as a solo recording artist. Having been working non-stop over the past few months piecing together material for a debut solo album release, Caan so far has three offerings that all feature on his official Vimeo page. They include a strong, vocally led ‘Every Little Thing’ and our favourite of the three ‘Now Hear This My Friends’.
Caan recently played his first live gig as a solo artist at The Alley Cat in London on May 26th, and received an impressive reception. So much so, a second live date has been confirmed for mid-June. It sees Caan play at The Hoxton Bar & Kitchen as part of Golddust on June 15th along with fellow Clixie favourites in Aussie electro duo ‘Tim & Jean’. Tickets for the show are priced at just £6 and can be purchased via Crowdsurge here.
With no concrete information or a confirmed release date for a debut album, we speculate that Caan’s first release is likely to be towards the fall of 2011, if not early 2012. More information and confirmed details however are likely within the next few months, so keep your eyes peeled!
You can watch Caan’s performance of his track ‘Now Hear This My Friends’ via his Vimeo page below:
You can watch Caan’s other videos here.