Butterfingers was a Malaysian rock band formed in They have since produced Tandem (2002) - Tatiana Koleva - Knock On Wood studio albums. Producing their own material, the band was heavily influenced by Metallica. Later, the grunge genre was making waves in Malaysia and Loque's Tail decided to have a change in their musical direction from metal to grunge and punk.
During a school break inLoque frequently visits a jamming studio named the Black Widow Studios in Petaling Jaya. During one of his visits he bumped into Emmett, who was there jamming with his own Mutual Core - Björk - Biophilia at the time, Grunge Dayz. Loque approached Epitome - Butterfingers - The Best Is Yet To Come 1994-20XX to form a new band, which they finally settled on Butterfingers for the band's name.
Not long after, Butterfingers was a hit in the local underground scene, playing in packed gigs. Butterfingers produced their first pair of demos in"Girl Friday" Butterfingers first song and When You're Addicted later renamed to "Nicc o'Tynne"which were first performed at the Cobra Club Housecirca late and early With the positive feedback and confidence received from the gig, they decided to record more songs.
The demo displayed the raw Ravin - Siddharta Spirit Of Buddha-Bar : Dubai they were known for, and heavily influenced by grunge with Emmett's vocals being presented in the same fashion as Kurt Cobain 's. Many of the locals had the impression that their demo was an unreleased Nirvana album.
They then released further demo tapes such as Butter Couldn't MeltSecond Chance - Hard Fast & Loud - Fix Dragon. Butterfingers then released their debut album, 1. The album is quoted to have been " The album went on to achieve the local Gold status for sales of over 15, units. They went on to release their second album Butter Worth Pushful with a much more matured sound which debuted at number six on the Malaysian International RIM Charts, a first ever for a local band.
The album continued to propel Butterfingers to a higher level of local fame, earning them their second consecutive Gold status with an estimated total of over units soldand it also gave them their first AIM Anugerah Industri Muzik or Music Industry Award nominations for 'Best Engineered Album' and 'Best English Album'. In MarchTranscendence debuted at the number three on the RIM International Charts was released and sold over 60, units, which was considered to be Butterfinger's best work.
The album went on to earn Butterfingers their first Double Platinum Award. This album also contains their most well-known song, "The Chemistry Between Us ". After the success of Transcendence and the release of Butter Late Than Nevera collection of old live tracks and outtakes with some previously unreleased songs from earlier demos, Butterfingers released Malayneum to critical acclaim, despite the mixed reaction from fans who still wanted a more 'grunge-y' sound the band was known for.
After the release of a greatest hits album The Best is Yet to Comethe band started working on their next album which would eventually become their first album that was sung in the Malay Language, entitled Selamat Tinggal Dunia InEmmett had left to pursue his studies in Canada, leaving the rest of the band to release and promote Selamat Tinggal Dunia without Epitome - Butterfingers - The Best Is Yet To Come 1994-20XX.
Loque later left for Berklee College of Music in Boston in Butterfingers ended their hiatus with another Malay album which would also be their last album together, Kembali The album was well received by fans and critics alike. On 29 Marchthey performed their farewell show at the Sunburst Music Festival. Butterfingers performed with Greg Henderson who had replaced Loque, who was back in Boston. After returning from Boston, Loque started a new project called monoloQue.
I'm not trying to be Metallica here, or Wings, or Search. To gather old fans and play the old songs. I don't really mind it. I need to progress. As a composer, as an artist I really need to try new things. There's always a stigma with Butterfingers. I've accepted it. Even though my element will always be 'Butters'. The sound is me, I'm 'Butters'. No matter how you take me out of the equation. Apart from the songs and the sound, it's me, Emmett, Kadak and Loko. So when you say Butterfingers, it has to be all of us because people want to hear Emmett, they want to hear Kadak's sound, and Loko.
Up until Malayneum the Butterfingers thing was going smoothly; up to Selamat Tinggal Duniait had already gone into a writer's block phase for me. And I don't know how I came up with those songs. That's what makes the album special to me. So when fans cannot accept things as they have gone now, I just feel they need to move on as well. They cannot be selfish to ask me to play Butterfingers again. It's not because I don't want to because of monoloQue, I did monoloQue because I already made an oath to myself — I'd rather sell 10 records loving what I'm playing than sellingcopies and waiting before, with limitations and obligations towards other people.
I don't think I'll be doing scoring if I had stuck with Butterfingers, all the opportunities I can tell you came from my ideas with monoloQue. Thankfully, I'm happier now and can put food on the table with monoloQue. Butterfingers music is often characterised under the genre of Grunge.
During their English language era, the band's primary lyricist was Emmett, while Loque was the primary songwriter throughout the band's conception.
Often attributed for their live performances, the band rarely perform in large venues such as arenas and amphitheaters. Instead, they regularly plays smaller venues. Loque once said in an interview, "We're definitely a live band. That's what it's all about for us. We make records so we can go out and play for the people. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification.
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