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The Guardian Live Gig 4 Star Review of Willy Moon

The suited, quiffed Moon is a compelling showman, with his lithe on-stage gyrations simultaneously evoking the debonair preening of Brett Anderson and the controlled abandon of Nick Cave.

It's a highly stylised take on first-generation rock'n'roll and deep, down-and-dirty rockabilly that frequently recalls the melodramatic camp of the Cramps. Moon's lewd, flirtatious chemistry with catsuit-clad, raven-haired guitarist Rosie "the Cat" Cunningham, as they purr through Screamin' Jay Hawkins' standard I Put a Spell on You, could virtually be a reincarnation of that much-missed band's Lux Interior and Poison Ivy.

Nevertheless, there is something raw and rudimentary about Moon's knowing strain of gothic blues, and it's easy to see why Jack White was moved to release two of his early singles on his own label. Their simpatico extends to female drummers, with Moon's powerhouse trio tonight completed by the kinetic Gigi Golderro.

A skeletal, throbbing former single, I Wanna Be Your Man, could be Buddy Holly's Not Fade Away fed through a production mangle by Deadmau5, and the dapper Moon exits after a short but decidedly sweet 30 minutes. A buzzing crowd are left very much wanting more.

Check out the full review over on the Guardian.co.uk website.

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