short.fast.loud is a radio show on Triple J in Australia. It is hosted by Stu Harvey and features punk, hardcore, emo and similar music. The name for the show was taken from the Kid Dynamite album: Shorter, Faster, Louder (Jade Tree, 2000). The show runs on a Wednesday night from 10pm to 1am and originally started broadcast in January 2004 as a 2-hour format, however was extended to a 3-hour version in 2006.
Major features of the show are interviews with bands both in the studio and via phonelink, scene reports from listeners around Australia as well as a segment called "Old School Pride" (Named after the H.F.L. song of the same title), where four 'old school' songs are played that are requested by a listener. Touring bands also occasionally play live acoustic sets in the studio.
In the middle of every year listeners are invited to submit their top releases of the year so far for a mid-year countdown special. At the end of each year listeners are invited to submit a ranked list of their ten favourite releases of the year for an end-of-year countdown special.
The show makes a point of supporting local and emerging artists. A large proportion of the music played is Australian and there are some all-Australian music nights. Tracks from demos sent to the show are also often played.