Infobox musical artist
Name = Butterfingers

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Background = group_or_band
Origin = Brisbane, Australia
Genre = Hip hop, Alternative rock, Punk
Years_active = 2001–present
Label = Valley Trash, Festival Mushroom, Warner
URL = http://www.butterfingers.info
Current_members = 'Evil' Eddie Jacobson : Vocals, guitar, samples
Olly Thomas : Percussion, samples, vocals
Dave 'The Chainsaw' Crane : Bass guitar, vocals
Damien Green : Drums, vocals
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Butterfingers are an Australian hip hop group from Brisbane, Queensland. Most of their releases are on their own label, Valley Trash Records.


The group was formed when lead vocalist "Evil" Eddie Jacobson booked himself in for a gig at "The Zoo," a bar in Brisbane, without a band or any intentions of performing solo.The venue held Jacobson's booking to him and after two weeks of panic and a sloppy debut performance, a backing band was assembled featuring DJ/percussionist Olly Thomas, bassist Dave Crane, and drummer Damien Green.

Their first two singles "Everytime" and "I Love Work", reached #15 and #38 respectively in the Triple J Hottest 100 of 2003. [ [http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/hottest100/history/2003.htm Triple J Hottest 100 of 2003] ]

Their next single "Yo Mama" also receiving airplay on Triple J with the group's debut album, "Breakfast at Fatboys", on its national release, May 3, 2004, awarded Triple J 'Album of the Week'. The album debuted at #15 on the ARIA Album charts and was also nominated for the Best Independent Release ARIA Award. [http://www.ariaawards.com.au/history-by-artist.php?letter=B&artist=Butterfingers Butterfingers] at the ARIA Music Awards website] "Yo Mama" charted at #17 in the Triple J Hottest 100 of 2004. [ [http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/hottest100/history/2004.htm Triple J Hottest 100 of 2004] ] In October 2004 Butterfingers scored a Guest Programming spot on rage. [ [http://www.abc.net.au/rage/guest/2004/butterfingers.htm Rage Guest Programmers - Butterfingers (September 25, 2004)] ]

In March 2005 Butterfingers aligned themselves with Festival Mushroom Records through a licensing deal between FMR and Valley Trash, the bands in-house label. Their first (and last) co-release was in June 2005 with the release of the single, "Figjam (Fuck I'm Good, Just Ask Me)". The song peaked at #50 [ [http://australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Butterfingers&titel=Fig+Jam&cat=s "Figjam"] at Australian-charts.com] and in October 2005, "Figjam" was nominated for the Best Urban Release ARIA Award. "Figjam" and the preceding single, "Jesus I Was Evil" (a Darcy Clay cover) charted at #11 and #69 respectively in the Triple J Hottest 100 of 2005. [ [http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/hottest100/history/2005.htm Triple J Hottest 100 of 2005] ]

The band released a new album, "The Deeper You Dig..." on May 27, 2006, which peaked at #14 on the album chart. [ [http://australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?key=41715&cat=a "The Deeper You Dig..."] at Australian-charts.com] A single from the album, "Get Up Outta the Dirt", was released on June 3, 2006. The single peaked at #36, [ [http://australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Butterfingers&titel=Get+Up+Outta+The+Dirt&cat=s "Get Up Outta the Dirt"] at Australian-charts.com] and charted at #83 in the Triple J Hottest 100 of 2006. [ [http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/hottest100/history/2006.htm Triple J Hottest 100 of 2006] ]

In June, 2007 the band won an APRA award - 'Most Performed Urban Work' for "Get Up Outta the Dirt". [ [http://www.apra.com.au/awards/music/media_releases/070606_Winners.pdf 2007 APRA Award winners] ] The group then released "Nothin Much Happens" as a single in October 2007, which landed on Triple J's "hit list" of songs receiving medium to high rotation. [ [http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/music/hitlist_artist.htm 2007 Triple J hitlist] , access date: 7 January 2008.] A music video was produced for this song and was played on "jtv", [ [http://www.abc.net.au/jtv/txt/2007/2063977.htm jtv playlist (October 2007)] ] and on "rage" [ [http://www.abc.net.au/rage/archive/s2080273.htm rage playlist (November 2007)] ] , and also "Video Hits".Fact|date=December 2007


*2002 & 2004 Livid
*2004 Falls Festival
*2004, 2005 & 2007 Stonefest
*2004/05 Woodford Folk Festival
*2005 Big Day Out
*2005 Pyramid Rock Festival
*2005 Come Together Music Festival
*2005 & 2006 Splendour in the Grass
*2006 The Great Escape (festival)
*2006 Rock-It
*2006 Parklife Festival
*2006 Push Over Festival
*2006 Southbound (festival)
*2007 Festival of the Sun
*2007 Musicoz Awards
*2007 Brisbane Valley Fiesta
*2008 Caxton Street Seafood Festival
*2008 Conception Day



*"Breakfast at Fatboys" - Valley Trash (May 3, 2004)
*"The Deeper You Dig..." - Valley Trash (June 20, 2006) AUS #14


* "Everytime" - Valley Trash (April 7, 2003)
* "I Love Work" - Valley Trash (November 3, 2003)
* "Everybodys Jesus" - Valley Trash (January 24, 2005)
* "Figjam" - Festival Mushroom (April 18, 2005) AUS #50
* "Get Up Outta the Dirt" - Warner(April 3, 2006) AUS #36
* "I Like Em When They're Trouble" (2006)
* "Nothin' Much Happens" (2007)

External links

* [http://www.butterfingers.info Official site]


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