Last Dinosaurs, Millions, Gung Ho @ The Zoo Brisbane (03/05/2012)
Gung Ho are up first with their extremely fun chilled out surf-rock tunes. They play to a relatively small crowd who have just filtered into The Zoo, with cries for lead single Twin Rays, which were gladly met.
Break through Unearthed winners Millions are up next, with the eager audience here early ready to bounce around to the band’s extremely tight sixties-inspired pop. They respond with impressive renditions of radio single Slow Burner as well as a bunch of brand-new tracks from their latest EP. The highlight of the set was breakthrough track Those Girls, which had a large number of females in attendance singing along and stomping their stiletto’s (heels at The Zoo – how practical), before Millions finished off their set with an over-zealous rendition of Guru.
Finally, with The Zoo packed to maximum capacity, Last Dinosaurs take the stage with a self-assured confidence and jumped and bounced themselves all of the way through an extremely enjoyable forty-five minute set. Their backdrop was unexpected yet captivating, adding an atmospheric chilled vibe to the impressive set. Every song played was a danceable delight – Saturn in particular showing off the renewed tightness of their live set.
Their cover of Lady (Hear Me Tonight) by Sophie Ellis Baxter was nothing short of brilliant, with the local lads putting their own touch on the dance-floor classic. Of course the band saved their big guns for last with Zoom and Honolulu throwing the crowd into a frenzied dance off before the end of the set. Despite the punter’s pleas the set ended without an encore, leaving the full house wanting more but still more than fulfilled. There is nothing Last Dinosaurs could have done to top what they’d just shown their hometown crowd this evening.