This Aussie Metal Band’s Confidence Man Cover Is Brutal

Written by Sam Murphy on 18th September, 2017

This Aussie Metal Band’s Confidence Man Cover Is Brutal

Aussie metal band Toxicon have covered Confidence Man‘s ‘Boyfriend (Repeat)’ as a way of rebutting triple j‘s claim that the Australian group are this country’s “best up and coming live band”.

Momentarily renaming themselves Toxiconfidence Man, they have turned the perky pop song into a raucous, furious metal song that is almost incomparable to the original.

Originally when triple j made the claim about Confidence Man there was plenty of backlash and it seems Toxicon were one of those who opposed the claim.

Frontman Wayne Clarris issued a statement about how the cover came to be saying that originally they felt there must be more to Confidence Man than meets the eye.

“Maybe it wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea but but surely there must be something to this song, some hidden depth,” he wrote but concluded, “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.”

He said that they decided to see if they could, “rework it from the inside out,” but it all ended up being, “a bit of a piss take.”

They’re even considering starting a Go Fund Me page to raise just $50 for a video of the cover.


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