Sporting a mullet, Pissed Jeans vocalist Matt Korvette struts out onto the stage wearing ECW boxing shorts, a black string vest and white hi-top trainers. It’s at this point that realisation settles in – no part of this performance will be taken seriously.
“We’ve written a song especially for you, DesertFest,” Matt says, before the band launches into an exaggeratedly slowed down stoner beat. “This is what bands at DesertFest sound like. I’m gonna smoke some marijuana and then listen to bands that sound like this”.
The remainder of their set is comprised of the punchy noise rock they’re better known for, accompanied by a slideshow of embarrassing nightclub photos. There’s laughter throughout and they serve as the perfect mid-evening shot of adrenaline.