01/08/2016
Proving their charm with fans.

Words by

Nikki Escalante

A Sunday sesh at ’Boards never hurt anyone and how could it when The Internet are on stage? Aptly lit in blue and orange, reminiscent of the band’s latest album cover, Syd tha Kid graced the venue with her dreamy vocals. Opening with ‘Dontcha’ before launching straight into ‘Get Away,’ the neo-soul ensemble treated the crowd to renditions reflecting more jazz-and-blues than their studio counterparts.

Proving their charm with fans, ‘Under Control’ and ‘Something’s Missing’ got the venue dancing, while The Internet constantly reminded us how much they loved Australia. And everyone loved them right back.

Issues with the venue’s sound mix couldn’t even taint the flawlessness of Syd’s voice. It’s ethereal and soulful but never loses attitude.

Lacing through Ego Death almost in its entirety, the frontwoman showcased an endless display of talent and versatility ­– whether that was through a wispy ‘Special Affair’ or moving us with a heartbreaking rap verse during ‘Penthouse Cloud.’

It’s super refreshing seeing a woman at the forefront, especially in a genre heavily influenced by hip hop culture. Of course, the band beside her only mirrored her energy. ‘Just Sayin’’ saw the entire crowd chanting “You! Fucked! Up!” and it was a truly amazing time to be alive.

Closing with one “dedicated to the ladies” (‘Girl’) and “the one that Steve Lacy wrote” (‘The Garden’), The Internet didn’t even need an encore to impress. The night was finished with a guitar solo closing out the set while a satisfied crowd stood in awe. 

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