Butterfingers Interview

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Emmet & Loque

Ready Steady Go invited me for an exclusive interview with Butterfingers just recently to help publicize the upcoming Sesi Istana Budaya. And so, I met Emmet and Loque. Kadak and Loko were not there as they were working.

I’m sure most of you already know about Emmet going to Canada to pursue his career so Butterfingers have to be on a hiatus until nobody knows when. Granted, Loque can be occasionally replaced by sessionist Greg Henderson on guitars when Butterfingers perform, but I don’t know if they can find anyone suitable to replicate Emmet’s voice.

Emmet & Loque

After Emmet found out that Istana Budaya allowed indie gigs to be held there, he immediately took the opportunity to actually organise their very own gig (or rather, Sesi Istana Budaya as they call it) there. It will no doubt elevate Butterfingers to whole new level (getting to perform there) and give their fans a totally new experience as the place has superb acoustics.


So anyway, here’s how the interview went:

When did the decision to call the hiatus made?
Emmet: Actually, about 3 weeks ago. I decided it was a good opportunity for me to pursue my actuarial science career, climbing the corporate ladder.

Will there be a reunion in the future when you guys come back?
: Definitely, rock and roll!!
Loque: That is when the circle completes and we will be back to heavy. Heavy, but not the same previous heavy stuff.
Emmet: The circle is not complete now for Loque.
Loque: Yeah, we can try atonal style or even the 12-tone technique.
Emmet: What’s ‘atonal’ ?
Loque: Well…

(Ok, go check out what does atonal or 12-tone/twelve-tone means on Wikipedia)

Will there be any development (eg: material, music) during the hiatus?
: Definitely. The music will keep on flowing like a river.
Emmet: It’s just that we can’t perform, but material and development will still go on. The band won’t break up. Well, unless Loque decides to be a logger.
Loque: Or one of the band members die.
Emmet: We are always 4.


So are there any plans for other band members?
: I’m producing solo albums for both Kadak and Loko. Loko wants to sing. But it won’t be released anytime this year as we are still collecting material and ideas. These are not really ‘solo projects’ but is still under Butterfingers as a whole.

*Do note that Loque has his own project called Monoloque.

How about Emmet?
Emmet: Well, Loque sangat kedekut.

Which was your favorite Butterfingers album?
Loque: It’s hard to say man.
Emmet: Yeah it’s hard to say, but I’m liking KEMBALI at the moment, maybe cos it’s still new.

What do you think about the music scene now? Do you think it is at its height now and fall later?
: It’s very good now, we see a lot of quality bands coming out at the moment. The coverage from radio stations, especially XFM (XFresh FM) is very encouraging. That’s what we really need, a radio station highlighting our local music.
: Yes, we need a station that plays our music so that people actually know that there’s good local music around.
Loque: We need a radio station, a TV station and a magazine that covers the local scene. We have XFM already, now we need a TV station and a magazine.
Emmet: It’s also about the buying power of the poeple. Nowadays, people prefer to spend their sen on prepaid cards.


Back to the Istana Budaya gig, why Bunkface and Hujan?
: Because Noh is Loque’s best friend!!! Well, both bands are really superb and talented. It wil be a good chance to showcase their best. And both bands will be playing all acoustic, on Saturday. Sunday will be all reserved for Butterfingers.

Being at Istana Budaya, will the crowd be able to mosh, especially during the Transcendence 10-year anniversary show?
: Definitely! The acoutic shows will be all seated, but the electric guitars one will be free standing and yes, you can mosh! Wear your collared t-shirts and body surf as well! We will be skewing more towards the songs in the Transcendence album for that show, but will be playing other songs as well.

So that’s about it! Be sure to do your homework and research more on ‘atonal’ and ’12-tone’ stuff ok. Not to say it’s the future of Butterfingers sound, but heck.

And again, get your tickets at the following places:
1. Triways Travel Network, No. 20, Jln Tun Mohd Fuad, TTDI, 60000 KL, Phone: 03.7729.1044

2. Triways Omega Travel & Tours, No. 42, 2nd. Floor, Jalan 24/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 KL, Phone: 03.2300.2933

3. Istana Budaya, Jln Tun Razak, KL, Phone: 03.4026.5558

4. Triways Travel & Tours, 328, Level 3, Suria KLCC, Phone: 03.2161.8134

5. Ticket Charge, no 29-5, Signature Office Suite, The Boulevard, Mid Valley, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Phone: 03.2241.9999

6. Ticket2u Call Centre, No 26-2, Jln Wangsa Setia 3, Wangsa Melati, Phone: 03.4149.8600

7. http://www.ticket2u.biz/


One Response to “Butterfingers Interview”

  1. vinnie - June 4, 2009 / 10:26 pm

    Awesome!!! this band is very under, almost for the people whio lives in South America, i hope have some more info about them checking this blog :D

    Thanks a lot dude good job!!!


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