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Violent Soho Launch Chill-Inducing Hottest 100 of The Decade Campaign

Do Violent Soho deserve to be in triple j’s Hottest 100 of the Decade? Both the band and their fans say, “Hell fuck yeah!”

Violent Soho are hoping "Covered in Chrome" might make an appearance in triple j's Hottest 100 of the Decade

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Violent Soho have launched their campaign for triple j’s Hottest 100 of the Decade, sharing a compilation of live clips featured around arguably their most famous moment.

When Violent Soho first burst onto the Australian live scene over 15 years ago, very few people outside of their local Brisbane would have heard about them. In fact, despite two albums across their first six years, it took until the release of 2013’s Hungry Ghost for the band to make a dent on the Aussie charts.

The record spawned now-classics like “Covered in Chrome”, cementing the band as purveyors of the finest Aussie rock, and even helping them make their first-ever appearance in triple j’s Hottest 100.

Before long, the track was considered a classic, with its catch cry of “hell fuck yeah” becoming one of the most anticipated moments of a Violent Soho live set. While the band would release the chart-topping WACO in 2016, they’ve remained a little quiet since, re-emerging with tracks like “A-OK” and “Vacation Forever” within the last few months.

However, with triple j set to open their voting for the Hottest 100 of the Decade tomorrow morning, Violent Soho have put their hats in the ring, urging fans to vote for their work with chill-inducing video compilation.


Kicking off with a recording of “Covered in Chrome”, the iconic line is then performed by a multitude of fans, compiled from years of positive reactions to the classic 2013 song. With thousands of dedicated followers having shouted the line from crowds over the years, you might even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of yourself in the footage.

Of course, while such a promotion is set to be par for the course across the upcoming voting period, it’s far slicker and better-produced than 2016’s unofficial WACO promotion, which saw Luke Pleydon create homemade posters as a way to advertise the impending release of the group’s fourth album.

Still, there’s every chance Pleydon might find himself cooking up come “”Covered in Chrome” Hottest 100 of the Decade 14-03-20″ signs in the near future.

triple j Hottest 100 of the Decade Key Dates:

9am AEST, Tuesday, February 11th: Voting opens
12pm AEDT, Monday, March 9th: Voting closes
Saturday, March 14th: Hottest 100 of the Decade countdown