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Emerging from Brisbane in 2001, and making a mark on the Australian hip-hop scene with the tracks ‘Yo Mama’, ‘I Love Work’ and ‘Fig Jam’, ARIA nominated Butterfingers have never taken themselves too seriously.

After a decade apart, they’re back with the same audacious attitude and flair for fun, and will absolutely bring the house down on New Year’s Eve at the Railway Club. Frontman Evil Eddie Jacobsen spoke to Off The Leash.

Butterfingers are back after a 10 year hiatus – what inspired you to get the band back together? 

Money. After finding steady employment outside of music we all felt a little uncomfortable with our new found wealth and thought it best to restart an unprofitable business again – and the band really fit our needs perfectly.

How does touring feel now, compared to 10 years ago? 

Well, since we aren’t absolutely hammered onstage all the time like we used to be, I’d like think we’ve improved. I’m not sure that we have, I’d just like to think that.

How has the Australian hip-hop scene changed in your absence? 

It used to be a lot more violent to be honest. Hip-hop gigs used to be scary, so you’d have to roll with a posse every time you went out. It’s nice to see everyone’s calmed down a little bit. You can actually talk to girls now.

You’re playing at the Railway Club on New Year’s Eve. Will you be making  any New Year’s resolutions come midnight?

To come back to Darwin as soon as possible. I have never been there but I have a feeling I’m gonna love it. I imagine it’s just like the Crocodile Dundee movies. Am I right?
I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

And to make sure you do return –  what kind of performance would you like from your NYE audience?

Technically we’re the ones required to provide the performance but if you can just make sure I don’t crack my skull on the ground when I stage dive, then you guys are alright by me. Beers after, yeah?

Sun 31 Dec | 7pm | Railway CLub | $65 |

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