Photography: Darwin Deez @ Shepherds Bush

The very individual and quirky presence of Darwin Smith and his New York band Darwin Deez arrived in dance formation at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire and delivered a set of Zappaesque tunes. The gig began with the new cult hit “YCBMG – You Can’t Be My Girl”, which goes down well with the teenager to arty 30 somethings that make up the crowd. The delivery of the well thought-out line ‘I love you are horrible’ is met by showers of glow sticks thrown from the dance floor. What comes across immediately is that the band are great live and...

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