After posting a video of the Brisbane collective performing their highly J-rotated debut single ‘Boyfriend (Repeat)’ at Splendour In The Grass 2017, the monolithic tastemaker sparked a surprising storm of backlash.
The clip showed the group — comprised of members from high-profile local bands The Belligerents, Moses Gunn Collective and Jungle Giants — delivering a choreographed dance routine to a backing track while performing live drums, vocals and keyboards at last weekend’s Byron Bay fest.
But a quick squiz at the video’s comment section shows that most fans don’t seem to concur with the Js’ assertion that Confidence Man represent the best up-and-coming live talent that the country has to offer, with some commentators — including King Parrot frontman Matt Young — taking offence to the claim for a range of reasons:
However, others — including Aussie producer and fellow Splendour alumnus What So Not — have also backed Triple J’s sentiments, expressing love and appreciation for Confidence Man’s set:
Have a watch of the video below and see what you reckon yourself.