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Butterfingers Love Their Work

Butterfingers Love Their Work

Who: Butterfingers
Where: Northern Star Hotel
When: Thursday February 19, 2004

BRISBANE four-piece band BUTTERFINGERS continues to celebrate after scoring two places in the TRIPLE J HOTTEST 100 poll last month when the tracks I Love Work and Everytime came in at 15 and 38 respectively.

Both tracks have been staple additions to the TRIPLE J playlist and gained the band nationwide recognition, which arrived after years of hard work.

Strong determination saw the band establish VALLEY TRASH RECORDS in the hope of taking its music to the masses and, with support from Triple J, Butterfingers has done just that.

``Nobody else was interested, so we just did it ourselves,'' vocalist EDDIE JACOBSON said.

Butterfingers has been around in one form or another for about two years and rose from the ashes of punk band CABLE , which wrote the original version of Everytime back in 1997.

Although the band has since adopted a hip hop sound, its punk rock roots are evident.

Butterfingers is a home- grown hip hop-based act which delivers its sound as a live band rather than through the traditional combination of MCs and a turntable.

``We've got a whole band rather than just a DJ and an MC,'' bassist DAVE CRANE said.

``We don't borrow any samples, it's all our own music.

We cover reggae, dub, rock, moody guitar stuff, we don't just do hip hop.

``We're too rock for the hip hoppers, and too hip hop for the rockers.'' The crossover between rock and hip hop is created by Crane and Jacobson with percussionist and sampler OLLY THOMAS and drummer DAMIEN GREEN. In November, 2002, Butterfingers launched the Everytime EP before a near sell-out crowd at THE ZOO in Brisbane, offering a mix of infectious hooks and tongue- in-cheek humour.

Catch Butterfingers at the NORTHERN STAR HOTEL tomorrow night.

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