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The Griswolds: Fri, April 12 @ X&Y, Brisbane

Words by Scenewave Australia - Published on April 23, 2013

I love it when The Griswolds come to town. Their shows are always guaranteed to be a loose time, full of heaps of dancing, shouting, impressive percussion and crowd sing-alongs. We saw them last Friday at the X&Y bar, supported by Oceanics.

Oceanics were impressive. The lead singer had an awesome stage presence and his chameleon-like voice kept everyone engaged; it was very so impressive. From Casablancas, to Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig, his voice was incredibly flexible and showed off his diversity. Check out some tracks from their bandpage here:

The night then went nek level, and by the time The Griswolds were on stage, the $5 Millers and Vodkalimesods had well and truly knocked people around. The Griswolds played off this crowd energy and delivered a frenetic set full of tracks new and old, even sneaking in a very cheeky Michael Jackson cover.

“The Courtship Of Summer Preasley” was a highlight, demonstrating why it spent so long as one of the most played tracks on triple j’s hitlist. “Heart Of A Lion” was quality as always, and is great to see so many people who sing a long, knowing every single word. I always look forward to the extended percussion jam during HOAL, something you don’t see enough of these days.

After the show, we caught up with the lads for a couple of drinks and it’s impressive how humble they are. I expect that they should be prepared for an explosion, which will see them accruing fans from all over the globe.

If you haven’t listened to these guys yet, grab a copy of their stellar debut EP Heart Of A Lion stat. It’s fun, dancy, easy-listening indie music with catchy choruses and a manic live show. What more could you want?

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