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JOIN THE CLUB: Wellington band Anxiety Club bring their 90s-inspired, alt country sound to the Dome next week.

If Gisborne groovers from the Sandown, River Bar and DB Hotel days distilled every rocking song that got the cigarette-burned, beer-slopped dance floor jumping they would end up with a jar full of Anxiety Club’s G Rush.

The Bruce Springsteen-tinged song that roars off, has a quiet bit in the middle then winds up the throttle into blow-your-hair-back G-force, fits neatly into the band’s grunge-inspired Americana.

“If Ryan Adams wrestled Smashing Pumpkins in a late 90s pinball rumble, it would sound like what we would like to sound like,” is how the band describe themselves.

Anxiety Club even manages to bring that 1990s-inspired, alt country-tinge to Holes in My Skin, a song inspired by James K Baxter’s poem The Maori Jesus. When Wellington musician Kev Fitzsimons returned from the UK he sought out a new vehicle for his songs and voice. Among the musos who joined up to become Anxiety Club was Cam Burnell of the Frank Burkitt Band, and T-Bone Trio. Anxiety Club was always going to have an Americana bent but together the group incorporates indie, grunge, alternative, pop and electronic influences.

Along with Wilco and Ryan Adams, the band cites among its influences Nick Cave, David Bowie, Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins, and Springsteen. Despite the band name, Anxiety Club’s members are not serious naval-gazers and have even penned a song called Ginger in the Summer.

Anxiety Club perform at the Dome Room on September 8 (at 8pm). Tickets $15 from the Aviary or http://www.undertheradar.co.nz

If Gisborne groovers from the Sandown, River Bar and DB Hotel days distilled every rocking song that got the cigarette-burned, beer-slopped dance floor jumping they would end up with a jar full of Anxiety Club’s G Rush.

The Bruce Springsteen-tinged song that roars off, has a quiet bit in the middle then winds up the throttle into blow-your-hair-back G-force, fits neatly into the band’s grunge-inspired Americana.

“If Ryan Adams wrestled Smashing Pumpkins in a late 90s pinball rumble, it would sound like what we would like to sound like,” is how the band describe themselves.

Anxiety Club even manages to bring that 1990s-inspired, alt country-tinge to Holes in My Skin, a song inspired by James K Baxter’s poem The Maori Jesus. When Wellington musician Kev Fitzsimons returned from the UK he sought out a new vehicle for his songs and voice. Among the musos who joined up to become Anxiety Club was Cam Burnell of the Frank Burkitt Band, and T-Bone Trio. Anxiety Club was always going to have an Americana bent but together the group incorporates indie, grunge, alternative, pop and electronic influences.

Along with Wilco and Ryan Adams, the band cites among its influences Nick Cave, David Bowie, Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins, and Springsteen. Despite the band name, Anxiety Club’s members are not serious naval-gazers and have even penned a song called Ginger in the Summer.

Anxiety Club perform at the Dome Room on September 8 (at 8pm). Tickets $15 from the Aviary or http://www.undertheradar.co.nz

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