Triple j unearthed ARIA party
Words by Scenewave Oz - Published on November 29, 2014
Matt and Alex are some awkward motherfuckers. But watching pseudo-Sia and pseudo-Chet Faker spring across stage was nothing short of magical. Alex was fully kitted up in a nude leotard, his translucent legs gracefully jeté-ing and sauté-ing across stage to Sia’s “Chandelier”. Matt had donned a luscious ginger beard, along with too-cool shades, and gave us his best Chet.
The party celebrating our youngest and most talented Aussie musicians was not only free, but hosted the likes of L-Fresh the Lion, Meg Mac and Kingswood.
L-Fresh the Lion, who created this badass like-a-version, warmed up the crowd with their “Bulli bulli bulli” engagement tactics:
I can’t say I’ve ever been a huge fan of hip-hop, aside from a brief middleschool period where I was obsessed with 50 cent, but I was impressed by this punjab inspired crew.
Technical difficulties with Kingswood saw them come onto stage only to retreat. Instead, Alex and Matt hyped everyone up with their DJ set. Despite some banter from front row punters, aka an endless chant of “Oi Alex, play “Sandstorm, sandstorrrrrrrrm”‘, Matt and Alex got down and dirty, including Alex jumping into the crowd and having a good old boogie.
Meg Mac looked as gorgeous as she sang. Her voice live did not dissapoint, especially for everyone’s favourite “Roll Up Your Sleeves”. It’s easy to forget how young she is, when she looks so confident on stage. She won Triple j Unearthed artist of the year, with her powerful, punchy MEGMAC EP.
Kingswood topped off the night with their loud, crashing rock anthems, leaving us sweaty and exhausted.
Thank you Triple j, ’twas an awesome night.