OFF THE RECORD – Butterfingers

Prudence Clark goes Off The Record with beloved Brisbane hip hoppers Butterfingers.

It’s official. I’m banning the ‘C-Word’. It’s everywhere, the news, social media, the radio – yes, it is a global pandemic and economies around the world are taking a beating, but personally, I think it’s time to focus on the amazing creative projects all of the unemployed musicians and creatives are currently churning out. Amidst the doom and gloom, there is a shining light being generated by our incredible musicians and bands that is literally going to dazzle us and knock our socks off once this is all over.

So, over the next few weeks, Off The Record will be chatting to a bunch of bands and musicians about how they are filling in those extra hours of the day, what they are reading or listening to and of course, any new music they’re working on. Basically, we talk about everything except you-know-what.

This week, Off The Record was lucky enough to hear from the hilariously witty Evil Eddie, vocalist and guitarist of the genre-bending band, Butterfingers talking all things new music, the environment and stoicism.

Most people have a little more time on their hands of late, so how have you been keeping busy?

Well we just released a record and even though it’s out the work never stops. We’ve been running a few comps on social media and trying to work on music clips however we can without being in the same room. It’s a challenge but not shortage of things to do.

Are you working on any new material that listeners can look forward to hearing in the near future?

Our album just came out in early April. You can listen to it right now.

Are you reading any good books or listening to any new music at the moment that you can recommend to our readers?

I like the recent ‘Desert Sessions’ record and I’ve been meaning to read ‘The Tao of Seneca’ but I haven’t really gotten around to it. It should be fairly useful during the Pandemic since it’s a book on stoicism and I think one of the key points is not to worry about things that you have no control over anyway.

What’s your take on live streaming music performances?Is it something you have considered/done? If you have done a live stream performance, how did it go?

We’ve considered it but haven’t committed to anything at this stage. Like I said we are actually busy putting together the rest of our album related content but as soon as that’s done and we are allowed to drive around again without getting fined we should be able to slap something together I think.

Once this shit storm passes, how do you think the world is going to look?

I thinks it’s gonna look like it did before, but with shit all over it. Seriously though, one of the best things to come out of all this is the lack of pollution since all the factories around the world have closed their doors. If we could just take a minute to appreciate what we have here, it’d be nice to think that we’d all agree not to go back to the same old routine.

Australia’s favourite musical misfits and legends of noughties Aussie hip hop, Butterfingers are back with their outrageous and fittingly titled new album ‘Bad News’, which was released in April. To coincide with this, they also delivered another gold nugget of true blue entertainment in the form of a video for their new single – ‘Bad News’, directed, filmed and edited entirely by lead singer and songwriter Evil Eddie.

But wait, there’s more! Butterfingers announced their postponed national tour dates for later this year, set to kick off in Bunbury, WA on 29 October, and later in November, gracing Mo’s Desert Clubhouse with their larger-than-life presence.

Tickets to the Bad News Tour are available now. Hit up the band’s website for more information.


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