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, out today, April 8. Confident and with more rapturous energy and piercing lyrical wit than ever before, the band’s first album in 14 years is bold and adventurous, while still retaining that classic, clever, inimitable Butterfingers sound. To celebrate the album’s release today, they have very kindly delivered another gold nugget of true blue entertainment in the form of a video for their new single – the album title track - Bad News, directed, filmed and edited entirely by lead singer and songwriter Evil Eddie.
But wait, there’s more, Butterfingers have today announced their postponed national tour dates for later this year, set to kick off at the Prince of Wales in Bunbury (WA) on October 29 before moving through Perth, Scarborough, Fremantle, Hobart, Launceston, Newcastle, Sydney, Brisbane, Burleigh Heads, Adelaide, Melbourne, Frankston, Ipswich, Sunshine Coast, Townsville and finishing up at Tanks Arts Centre in Cairns on December 12.
“What a time to be releasing an album called Bad News!” jests Evil Eddie. “It’s crazy to think it’s been 14 years since our last album, cause it doesn’t feel like it all. We are super pumped to finally be getting it out there, but the actual process - eventhough it’s been so long - feels like it’s our regular routine, and it will be from now. The new album is out today and we’ve got waaaaaay more to come straight after, we’ve got a lot to say right now.”
True to form, the Bad News album 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.
Inspired by the film Anchorman, the video clip for Bad News is downright bonkers and offers fans some further insight in to just how weird and hilarious the workings of Evil Eddie’s brain really are. “Being that the album and the single are both called Bad News it made sense to us to dress up as news readers and deliver the bad news in a proper and professional manner, crazy timing too with everything that’s going on in the world at the minute. In a weird way it feels like somehow it’s meant to be,” explains Eddie. “Anyway, hopefully it can serve as a lighthearted distraction from all the gloom we’re drowning in within the media at moment. This really is the time that people actually need entertainment just to keep them sane. We’re probably not the heroes you asked for, but we’re the ones you’ve got!”
Having rediscovered their unified passion, and with an impressive haul of new material under their belt, Butterfingers are officially back to blow minds, bend genres and push the boundaries of good taste with their rare blend of obscenity, wit and charm on stages across Australia. “The great news is that we have rebooked the Bad News album tour to run over Oct, Nov, Dec, and your tickets are still valid in most cases and we are absolutely fanging for these shows,” Evil Eddie enthuses. “The silver lining with the Covid19 postponement is that now you guys will actually have a chance to get familiar with our new bangers before we show up on your doorstep. Keep your ears peeled folks, we’re coming to get ya.”
Butterfingers is Evil Eddie (vocals, guitar), Olly Thomas (keys, samples, percussion), Bradzilla Cochrane (bass) and Tony McCall (drums).
Bad News is released today through Bewilderbeats
Tickets to the Bad News Tour are available now. Hit up the band’s website for more information: http://butterfingers.info
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2003 – Everytime EP
2004 – Breakfast at Fatboys
2006 – Deeper You Dig
2010 – Welcome To Flavour Country (Evil Eddie solo release)
NEWLY ANNOUNCED NATIONAL BAD NEWS ALBUM TOUR DATES
THU 29 OCT | PRINCE OF WALES, BUNBURY WA | 18+
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au=""> | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets
www.oztix.com.au=""> FRI 30 OCT | BADLANDS, PERTH WA | 18+
www.oztix.com.au=""> SAT 31 OCT | INDIAN OCEAN HOTEL, SCARBOROUGH WA | 18+
www.oztix.com.au=""> SUN 1 NOV | MOJO’S, FREMANTLE WA | 18+
www.oztix.com.au=""> FRI 6 NOV | ALTAR, HOBART TAS | 18+
www.oztix.com.au=""> SAT 7 NOV | ROYAL OAK HOTEL, LAUNCESTON TAS | 18+
www.oztix.com.au=""> FRI 13 NOV | CAMBRIDGE HOTEL, NEWCASTLE NSW | 18+
www.oztix.com.au=""> SAT 14 NOV | LANSDOWNE HOTEL, SYDNEY NSW | 18+
www.moshtix.com.au=""> FRI 20 NOV | THE TRIFFID, BRISBANE QLD | 18+
www.moshtix.com.au=""> SAT 21 NOV | MO’S DESERT CLUBHOUSE, BURLEIGH HEADS QLD | 18+
www.oztix.com.au=""> THU 26 NOV | CROWN & ANCHOR, ADELAIDE SA | 18+
www.oztix.com.au=""> FRI 27 NOV | HOWLER, MELBOURNE VIC | 18+
www.moshtix.com.au=""> SAT 28 NOV | PELLY BAR, FRANKSTON VIC | 18+
www.oztix.com.au=""> FRI 4 DEC | RACEHORSE HOTEL, IPSWICH | 18+
www.oztix.com.au=""> SAT 5 DEC | NIGHTQUARTER, SUNSHINE COAST QLD | 18+
www.moshtix.com.au=""> FRI 11 DEC | OTHERWISE, TOWNSVILLE QLD | 18+
www.moshtix.com.au=""> SAT 12 DEC | TANKS ARTS CENTRE, CAIRNS QLD | 18+