"A double strike for the Thunderbolt with two headline sets back-to-back: Withered Hand’s raw alt-folk meets ex-Hefner frontman Darren Hayman’s idiosyncratic indie rock in the middle of the timeless tragicomic pop Venn diagram. FFO King Creosote, Malcolm Middleton, Songs:Ohia, Camera Obscura, Joan Shelley, Allo Darlin’, Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci, Fence Collective."
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Dan Willson (AKA Withered Hand) is a beautifully original songwriter whose work takes in grief, love, and elation. The music of Withered Hand sparks a heartbreaking response in his devoted audience.
Similarly revered are the compositions of Darren Hayman, both in his solo work and with cult band Hefner. Darren effortlessly weaves sorrow, pain and humour through his 20 albums.
Dan and Darren are also best friends, meeting in 2010 and Darren producing a mini album for Dan. After many years of sporadic shows together they found themselves sharing a cabin in a Norwegian Fjord together earlier this year.
Dan and Darren laugh easily together and wanted to share their best work and friendship with you on stage. Expect two headlines sets alternating each night of their tour and some songs and chat together too.