• The Gin Club -- The Zoo

    29 Mar 2009, 11:51 by Dsthenes

    Sat 21 Mar – Gin Club Farewell Bash

    March 21, 2009
    The Zoo, Brisbane
    The Gin Club, Hits, Danny Widdicombe

    Floppy-haired local Danny Widdicombe croons "satisfy me" over and over like a mantra to the accompaniment of a drifting guitar arrangement. I'm in hearty agreement. His voice offers a rough-hewn country charm, but too often his finger-plucked tunes slide into frustrating aimlessness. Twanging excursions into the blues hold more verve, but the aggressive stomping of set-closer My Desire highlights the confusing patchwork of his offerings tonight.

    "Hi. We're Hits. Not that we have any."

    Hits are definitely the bastard stepchild of tonight's bill. Wedged between the alt-country stylings of The Gin Club and Danny Widdicombe, the punk-rock five-piece detonates with the percussive force of a psychotic child throwing the biggest tantrum you could imagine.

    Decked out from the waist-up as a sailor captain…
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