Post-punk Sydneysiders finish off their ‘Wait’ national album tour on a high.
Johnny Hunter rolled into Hobart town last night and turned on a performance for the ages. Following on from the eclectic supports, World Class Cinema (Launceston) and Flower Extract (Hobart) the boys from New South Wales took to the stage and blasted their way through a powerful set of raucous rock and roll which was lapped up by the small, but hugely enthusiastic crowd.
Front-man, Nick Hutt, resplendent in bright red lipstick and dark eyeshadow, prowled the stage like a man possessed, and was ably backed by his fellow maniacal bandmates. The twin guitar attack of Xander Burgess and Ben Wilson was superbly aided by the muscular rhythm section of Nick Cerone(bass) and Gerry Thompson (drums) who pounded out a relentless beat and drove the intensity of the electric atmosphere they were creating within the room. The fact that the entire band sing anthemic backup vocals only served to encourage a rousing response and fervour from the gathered fans.
To say that I was really taken with this band would be an understatement, and I cannot wait to see how they, and their music evolves. They most certainly need not change anything about how they perform live.