You Need To Watch Amy Shark Cover ‘Teenage Dirtbag’ On ‘MTV Unplugged’

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After MTV Unplugged kicked off on our shores last month with a stunning set from Gang Of Youths, they’re back for round two — and judging by this sneak peek, Amy Shark is more than up for the challenge.

Ahead of the full set airing this Sunday evening, MTV has shared a video of Shark covering Wheatus’ massive ’90s hit ‘Teenage Dirtbag’ at Melbourne’s Meat Market, which you can (and should) watch below.

While normally it’s impossible to sing along without copying singer Brendan B. Brown’s nasal twang, thankfully Shark avoids the temptation.

On a candle-lit stage (reminiscent of Nirvana’s iconic 1993 Unplugged performance), Shark keeps things pretty simple — for most of the song, it’s just her and an acoustic guitar. Her band — sorry, her “boys”, as she says — come in at the chorus and the bridge, but otherwise, it’s a smart and sharp solo affair.

Thankfully, it sounds like we’ve got a lot more Unplugged to look forward to. Speaking to Music Junkee recently, MTV Vice President and Head Of Asia Pacific Simon Bates said the show’s locked in three years worth of episodes. While no more have been filmed just yet, Unplugged is looking to keep it local and showcase more Australian acts.

You can catch Shark’s full performance on MTV this Sunday at 6pm, or watch it afterwards on MTV’s website.