Last year, a mysterious supergroup known as Confidence Man burst onto the scene. Hailing from Brisbane, the group revealed very little about themselves, except for the fact that they make a unique brand of electro-pop, which was made abundantly clear when they dropped their single ‘Boyfriend (Repeat)’.
Following the group’s performance at Splendour In The Grass this year, triple j made the controversial claim that the band were the “best up-and-coming live band in Australia”. This of course drew much criticism from, well, just about everyone, including a number Facebook commenters such Taya Chani, who claimed they were “so shocked I couldn’t even type” when they said that Confidence Man “is hands down the worst shit I have ever heard in my life. I am completely dumbfounded, speachless.”
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Posted by triple j Unearthed on Saturday, 22 July 2017
Now, as Music Feeds reports, one Aussie metal band has decided to change everyone’s opinions by releasing a metal version of the track, which is a massive improvement on the original.
Melbourne’s Toxicon uploaded their cover of ‘Boyfriend (Repeat)’ to YouTube just a couple of days ago with the tongue-in-cheek caption of “Australia’s best up and coming cover.”
In a statement issued to Music Feeds, Toxicon explained their decision to cover the track. “Recently there was quite the upset over triple j’s call on the “Best up and coming live band” with their song ‘Boyfriend (Repeat)’,” they said. “Maybe it wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea but but surely there must be something to this song, some hidden depth? Alas, there was not.”
“During the drive home from an interstate show the boys and I had a listen and let’s just say, yeah nah. That’s a pretty shit call on triple j’s behalf. Something has to be done. We decided to do a cover version of ‘Boyfriend (Repeat)’. Get into this three dimensional masterpiece and rework it from the inside out.”
“We genuinely wanted to stay true to the song and just splash a bit of heavy over it, see if it could be improved but it all ended up being a bit of a piss take.”
“You know the old saying, you can’t polish a turd but you can roll it in glitter.”
The band have also stated they’re planning to start up a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to make a video for the song. It’s not going to be an easy task though, with the group setting their sights on the lofty sum of $50 to help make the clip.
So be sure to dig deep Australia, and before long, we’ll have Australia’s best up and coming video clip, too.
Check out Toxicon’s cover of Confidence Man’s ‘Boyfriend (Repeat)’, below.Write a Letter to the Editor