Currently meandering their way throughout the country as part of Laneway Festival 2016, The Internet made a slight detour to partake in triple j’s Like a Version, where they’ve unveiled a rendition of N.E.R.D’s Tape You.
Featured on the Pharrell-fronted outfit’s 2001 effort In Search Of…, the original jam was sexy enough before The Internet unstrapped its little black dress and poured honey down its spine. The effortless steeze of vocalist Syd The Kyd rivals, if not surpasses that of the songs original vocalist, dare I say it.
The cover was with a performance of the original track Girl, a notable standout from the Grammy nominees’ third studio album Ego Death.
While in town, the hip-hop/soul force majeure have performed headline performances at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory and The Corner in Melbourne. Howl & Echoes’ Louella Deville left The Corner utterly convinced that “these young musicians have filled a spot in the music scene that we have all been craving…it’s no wonder their shows are selling out within days.”
The Internet sure know how to treat the fans. As if it wasn’t enough that Ego Death was widely considered a highlight of 2015, the band ended the year with two previously unheard tracks from the record.
Image: Howl & Echoes/Dani Hansen