Butterfingers Aussie Hip Hop Musicians Back With Killer New Single


Australian Hip Hop Band

Australias favourite musical misfits and auteurs of Aussie hip hop, Butterfingers are back, breaking hearts and bones (mostly their own) with a killer new single, Dancing (To The Beat Of My Own Drum), out now. Confident and with more ecstatic energy and sharp lyrical wit than ever before, Dancing (To The Beat Of My Own Drum) is classic Butterfingers.  After a fourteen-year long album release cycle, this hectic new track is the first taste of a brand new Butterfingers album, Bad News, set for release on March 30.  

The beloved group will be celebrating the new record with a monumental national tour across April, May and June of 2020, kicking off in Fremantle at Mojo’s Bar on April 20, then moving through Perth, Scarborough, Bunbury, Burleigh Heads,  Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Hobart, Launceston, Melbourne, Frankston, Canberra, Sydney, Newcastle, Mt Gambier, Adelaide, Townsville, and wrapping  up in Cairns at Gilligans on June 6. 

With typical rhythmic brilliance and clever, incisive lyrics, Butterfingers’ new single Dancing (To The Beat Of My Own Drum) will delight dedicated fans and will appeal to the masses too.  This track is rocky, powerful, and there’s no holds barred here – from start to finish, Dancing (To The Beat Of My Own Drum) is like lightening in a bottle.  Speaking on the song’s inspiration, band leader and frontman Evil Eddie Jacobson explains, 

We’ve drawn from a lot of different artists and genres over the years but this new track and album is born from our most recent influences, which range from alternative rock to grime and trap.  Of course we’ve put our twist on all of it and it’s still definitely Butterfingers!  Dancing (To The Beat Of My Own Drum) is that scene in the film when the protagonist slays the dragon, if you know what I mean.  It’s just about that feeling when you’re absolutely sure and confident with who you are and what you’re doing, that no one else’s opinion matters anymore.”

With a new found vigor and a swag of new material, Butterfingers are officially back in the saddle and continuing to bend genres and the boundaries of good taste with a rare blend of obscenity, wit and charm.  True to form, the new album Bad News encompasses hip hop, punk, reggae, drum & bass, stoner rock, electronica and just about anything that makes you want to shake your bones, into a cohesive mash-up all of their own creation.  From potty-mouthed gutter rhymes to heartfelt crooning odes to love lost, this is an album that will keep old fans happy and will entice new followers at an alarming rate.

And with a host of industry awards, multiple ARIA award noms, a bunch of features in Hottest 100 countdowns, and playing just about every major festival on the Australian circuit over the years, Butterfingers have continued to develop their unique and supremely high energy and fun sound throughout their career.  And Bad News is testament to this dedication to growth.  As Eddie enthuses, 

“The whole album is one complete story and it’s about where we’ve been and what’s happened in the last 14 years since our last album.  It’s not as literal as a regular concept album, but each song represents a scene.  The story within the album covers everything from self loathing, facing bankruptcy, battling drug addiction, failed friendships/betrayal, heartbreak – and then overcoming all that to make a rad album!”

During the break, Evil Eddie released a solo album, Welcome To Flavour Country (2010), spawning standout track Queensland that received great critical acclaim and charted in the triple j Hottest 100.  Taking a step back from the limelight, he joined and released an album with Brisbane thrash punk outfit Spitfireliar as lead guitarist.  Now bringing Spitfireliar bass player Bradzilla back with him, along with ex-Wolfmother drummer Tony McCall, 2020 looks to be the year that propels Butterfingers back into the Australian consciousness with fresh zest and their greatest material to date

As ever, there’s a lot for fans to look forward to at the upcoming shows, as Eddie reveals, “We all know how hard it can be to win a crowd over with new material, no matter how awesome it is, so even though we’ll be playing a fair chunk of this new stuff we obviously aren’t going to ignore the back catalogue either. It’ll be a nice blend and the energy will be pretty hectic!”

Butterfingers is Evil Eddie (vocals, guitar), Olly Thomas (keys, samples, percussion), Bradzilla Cochrane (bass) and Tony McCall (drums).

Dancing (To The Beat Of My Own Drum) is available now
Bad News is set for release on March 30 through Bewilderbeats

Tickets to the Bad News Tour is be available for a fan presale from Thursday January 30 and will go on sale to the general public on Monday February 3.

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BUTTERFINGERS – BAD NEWS TOUR

THU, 16 APR 20 | MOJO’S BAR, FREMANTLE, WA (18+)
Tickets available from  http://butterfingers.oztix.com.au/?Event=113224

FRI, 17 APR 20 | BADLANDS BAR, PERTH, WA (18+)
Tickets available from  https://butterfingers.oztix.com.au/Default.aspx?Event=113225

SAT, 18 APR 20 | INDIAN OCEAN HOTEL, SCARBOROUGH, WA (18+)
Tickets available from  http://butterfingers.oztix.com.au/?Event=113227

SUN, 19 APR 20 | PRINCE OF WALES HOTEL, BUNBURY, WA (18+)
Tickets available from  http://butterfingers.oztix.com.au/?Event=113228

FRI, 24 APR 20 | MO’S DESERT CLUBHOUSE, BURLEIGH HEADS, QLD (18+)
Tickets available from  http://butterfingers.oztix.com.au/?Event=113229

SAT, 25 APR 20 | THE TRIFFID, NEWSTEAD, QLD (18+)
Tickets available from  https://moshtix.com.au/v2/event/butterfingers-album-tour/119387

SAT, 02 MAY 20 | NIGHTQUARTER SUNSHINE COAST, QLD (18+)
Tickets available from  http://butterfingers.oztix.com.au/?Event=113231

FRI, 08 MAY 20 | ALTAR, HOBART, TAS (18+)
Tickets available from  http://butterfingers.oztix.com.au/?Event=113232

FRI, 15 MAY 20 | HOWLER BAR, BRUNSWICK, VIC (18+)
Tickets available from  https://moshtix.com.au/v2/event/butterfingers/119276?skin=4406

SAT, 16 MAY 20 | PELLY BAR, FRANKSTON, VIC (18+)
Tickets available from  http://butterfingers.oztix.com.au/?Event=113234

THU, 21 MAY 20 | UC HUB, BRUCE, ACT (18+)
Tickets available from  https://moshtix.com.au/v2/event/butterfingers-album-tour-2020-canberra/119409?skin=UCLive2019

FRI, 22 MAY 20 | THE LANSDOWNE HOTEL, CHIPPENDALE, NSW (18+)
Tickets available from  https://moshtix.com.au/v2/event/butterfingers-album-tour-2020/119288?skin=thelansdowne

SAT, 23 MAY 20 | CAMBRIDGE SIDEROOM, NEWCASTLE, NSW (18+)
Tickets available from  http://butterfingers.oztix.com.au/?Event=113237

FRI, 29 MAY 20 | SHADOWS, MT GAMBIER, SA (18+)
Tickets available from  https://butterfingers.oztix.com.au/Default.aspx?Event=113238

SAT, 30 MAY 20 | CROWN AND ANCHOR, ADELAIDE, SA (18+)
Tickets available from  http://butterfingers.oztix.com.au/?Event=113239

FRI, 05 JUN 20 | OTHERWISE, TOWNSVILLE, QLD (18+)
Tickets available from  https://moshtix.com.au/v2/event/butterfingers-townsville/119419

SAT, 06 JUN 20 | GILLIGANS BACKPACKERS HOTEL & RESORT, CAIRNS, QLD (18+)
Tickets available from  http://butterfingers.oztix.com.au/?Event=113243

Butterfingers Aussie Hip Hop Musicians Back With Killer New Single

 

 

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Awesome New Hip Hop from Australia’s Carter


Awesome New Hip Hop from Australia’s Carter

Australian Hip Hop Artist

Shenzhen-born, Melbourne-raised up and coming hip-hop artist Carter is set to ride the tide with his latest single ‘Waves’ featuring CHINA, out now via Day Ones Records.

The single, which showcases an impressive collaboration between Carter and Brisbane born, now LA-based CHINA, tells the story of a somewhat unstable romance the two personas are facing.

While lyrically reflecting upon the good and bad times of past relationships, the song leaves the question of whether staying in love will be worth it in the end.

When asked about the message behind the single, Carter explains

“‘Ride the wave’ to me is a state of bliss, when I’m just going with the flow of life and letting things happen rather than forcing them to. In any relationship, there will be ups and downs, but they’ll eventually carry you to where you need to be, together or alone.”

As a Melbourne resident, the city has played a crucial role in shaping Carter’s artistry from performing at local shows to joining the prominent Kill.Collective who are steadily building a huge fan base in the city and interstate. Through showcasing his versatility as a writer and performer, releasing fusions of hip-hop, R&B & trap, Carter hopes to reach a broader international audience, bringing more attention to the blossoming Melbourne music scene.

With an impressive discography massing over 100,000 streams on Spotify alone in his ‘rookie’ year,
Carter gears up for his highly anticipated EP which is set to release in the early months of 2020 as well
as performing alongside Kill Collective, and other talents from the city. Be sure to follow Carter’s socials via the links below for further updates.

Awesome New Hip Hop from Australia’s Carter

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