Violent Soho had a pretty big night. In addition to performing as part of what was quite arguably the best ARIA Awards live entertainment lineup in the history of the awards, they also managed to pick up two gongs for Best Rock Album and Best Group, though they almost missed out on picking up the latter.
Apparently, the boys were late to the stage to pick up their Best Group ARIA because they were still busy downstairs knocking back beers. Johann Ponniah, founder of the band’s label I OH YOU, had to pick up the award and stall until the boys made their way back to the stage.
“When Violent Soho win Group of the Year at the ARIAs but are downstairs so you gotta spin some s**t,” Johann later wrote on the official I OH YOU Facebook page, along with a photo of himself on a TV screen holding Violent Soho’s ARIA and wishing his band would get to the stage already.
“We were just downstairs having beers, we thought we were finished,” the band eventually told the audience gathered inside The Star in Sydney (of all places) when they finally made it to the stage.
However, the band, who also picked up Best Rock Album for the mighty WACO, certainly didn’t experience any hiccups during their performance of WACO single ‘Like Soda’, which everyone agreed was one of the highlights of the evening.