When attending a party, it doesn’t hurt to bring something. Take it from Denisha Widyani, a petite woman with shoulder-length jet-black hair and glasses to match, who brought cupcakes to The Griswolds’ release party at Converse Rubber Tracks Studio Tuesday night.
“I told them to pay me in hugs,” she gushed after receiving a hug from Griswolds guitarist Danny Duque-Perez and posing for a picture with drummer Lachlan West. Widyani proceeded to demonstrate her undeniable passion for The Griswolds by dancing and singing with such fervor, she’d make you question whether or not you ever truly believed in anything worthwhile.
The Griswolds, a rambunctious band of heartthrobs from Sydney, Australia, released their first full-length album entitled Be Impressive earlier this week. To kick off the release, they threw down in Brooklyn and played a tight, well-practiced 10-track set that included popular songs “Beware the Dog,” “Right on Track,” and “Mississippi.”
The hearty party foursome wreaked havoc on stage. Lead singer Christopher Whitehall along with Duque-Perez took turns banging on the drums, and Whitehall, bearing a cheetah print guitar strap, occasionally jumped off of them.
The party was officially for the release of the new record, but an unofficial celebration also took place. After playing “Be Impressive,” lead singer Christopher Whitehall announced that it was Tim “Timbo” John’s 21st birthday. The band dedicated their next song “Live This Nightmare,” a song about having sex, to the birthday boy, and to christen his first legal drink in America, he chugged a beer while Duque-Perez and Whitehall took swigs of Fireball and Sauza respectively.
There was a photobooth, booze for days, and music to move you. And most importantly, there were cupcakes.
Watch The Griswolds’ performance of “Beware the Dog” at Converse Rubber Tracks Studio here
Article by: Alexa Tietjen
Photos by: Shayne Hanley