Fifty thousand years have passed since Alex Dyson and Matt Okine left the brekky slot at Triple J, and a fair bit has happened since then. Dyson took a swing at politics, Okine cranked out a TV show and penned a book, and their successors, Ben Harvey and Liam Stapleton, are now on the move themselves.
The inexorable march of time slows for no-one. Except for the Australian Recording Industry Association, which has booked Matt & Alex for a reunion at the 2019 ARIA Awards ceremony.
Everything you need to know about their slated comeback can be found in this sneaky little teaser, which promises big things from Australia’s preeminent ratdogs:
The news comes as the ARIA Awards teams up with YouTube Music, following on from the institution’s work with Apple Music. Matt & Alex’s inclusion in the festivities probably says something about the enduring cultural impact of radio personalities in the streaming era, but this is not the time nor the place for such discussions. This is where we reminisce about Matt & Alex dominating the ARIAs red carpet in years past, and fantasise about what’s coming up on November 27. Catch you then, folks.Image: Dan Himbrechts / AAP Image