Butterfingers’ return melts hearts of fans

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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Butterfingers will bring their energetic underdog rap to the Dunsborough Tavern on Thursday, March 28 for the 15th anniversary of their debut album, Breakfast at Fatboys.

The 15 years of Fatboys national tour began with a bang as Butterfingers sold out their hometown show in Brisbane after receiving their biggest rural crowd ever at the Villa in Noosa.

Butterfingers lead singer Evil Eddie said he thought the band was just hitting their straps now.

“It’s a bit like Dave Chapelle said, we were late for work for 10 years,” he said.

“We didn’t want to be too nostalgic but with the vinyl release (sold out) and the 15th anniversary, it just worked.

“It’s too fun not to be out on the road.”

The band will perform the entire Breakfast at Fatboys album in order — some songs for the first time in 10 years.

“The album starts big and then slips into some slower tempo stuff and then goes hard again at the end, which is like a live gig,” Evil Eddie said.

Melbourne rapper Fresh Violet will be joining the band, allowing Butterfingers to perform a favourite which they have not played live since 2004 due to a lack of female singers touring with the band.

Playing throwback tracks such as Yo Mamma, Everytime and I Love Work fans from all ages have responded to the anniversary tour after the band’s comeback last year.

“I think we’re a better band now, we’re playing better than we ever have,” he said.

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