New Orleans heavy locals Cane Hill rocked NXT TakeOver: New Orleans earlier this week by performing ‘It Follows’.
Cane Hill’s kickass second album, ‘Too Far Gone‘, dropped back in January of this year and was a huge step up from their mediocre debut record ‘Smile‘. This new effort was a darker, heavier, and ballsier record overall, and one that really won me over to this band. ‘Too Far Gone‘ has done a lot of big things for American outfit since it released and it has helped them move up that next level as a collective.
In fact, bigger still, much like Power Trip, Marzomets and their peers in Crown The Empire and Code Orange, two of the singles from that new record – ‘It Follows‘ and ‘Lord Of Flies‘ – are actually two of the official songs in rotation for NXT; helping to expose Cane Hill’s music to more people and vice versa. Plus, after the solid attention and success of Code Orange and Incendiary’s Brendan Garrone killer joint-performance in opening up Aleister Black’s entrance last year for NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III, this latest live performance was a no-brainer: it just makes sense and should hopefully lead to more opportunities for younger, smaller heavy bands out there.
In an interview with the WWE post-show, vocalist Elijah Witt said that it was their hope to get their music into the wrestling world and added that this show was “hands down, the coolest thing we’ve done”. And I don’t doubt that for a second! Things are only going to get bigger for Witt and co. from here on in.
Check out the night’s live footage of Cane Hill rocking through ‘It Follows‘ to a packed out NXT crowd below:
Also! Along with Lzzy Hale of Halestorm, Cane Hill also helped perform the entrance theme for NXT Women’s Champion Ember Moon’s entrance as she prepared to defend her title against Shayna Baszler. Be sure to watch that collab clip here.