It’s pretty cool when you see Aussie bands use triple j Like A Version as an opportunity to give a shout out to their fellow Aussies. Case in point, Sticky Fingers used their appearance to give props to Sydney indie darlings DMA’s.

Now, Byron Bay metalcore favourites In Hearts Wake have given a nod to fellow Aussie metalcore outfit Parkway Drive by performing a lush cover of their recent single ‘Vice Grip’, turning the brutally heavy number into a shimmering, soaring anthem.

The band have had a pretty busy morning. In addition to stopping by the triple j studios to perform for Like A Version, the boys were also announced as the first act set for the UNIFY Gathering 2016 lineup, which returns to South Gippsland in January.

As we’ve previously mentioned, we’ve been pretty much blown away by the talent on display during this year’s Like A Version series, especially from the glut of talented local bands like Dorsal Fins, who absolutely hit it out of the park with their cover of Kate Ceberano’s ‘Pash’.

We’ve also seen some rousing political statements, an incredible alt-rock mash-up, some ambitious takes on songs by the likes of FKA twigs, Jamie xx, and Fatboy Slim, as well as a raw take on an Australian classic.