PREMIERE: The Butterknives unleash their blistering debut single Hypocrite

If you’re not already listening to The Butterknives, you’re deadset missing out. Since forming over a game of pool, the band have quickly built a strong sound for themselves—it chucks a few nods to garage-punk music of the past, while signposting its future.

With the release of their debut single Hypocrite, they’ve immediately established themselves as one Aussie rock music’s more exciting emerging bands. So, if you want a hot tip from the Happy Mag team… keep an eye on these guys, we’re expecting big things.

On their debut single Hypocrite, The Butterknives present a blistering slab of garage-punk brilliance. It’s definitely time you acquainted yourself with this band.

The new single sees The Butterknives—made up of vocalist Jase Ireland, guitarist Ben Nelson, drummer Brandon Hanslow, and bassist The Rizzler—stomp through a blistering concoction of garage rock, punk, and grunge to deliver a sound that feels equal parts familiar and fresh. With crunching guitars, thunderous percussion, and flailing vocal hooks, Hypocrite is a vitriolic slab of music that’ll stick in your bones for weeks.

Hypocrite arrives alongside a new music video, filmed over a five-week Europe trip. In it, you’ll see the band perusing through some of the globe’s most iconic art galleries, mouthing the lyrics to their song before the Mona Lisa, among other legendary artworks.

These are still early days for The Butterknives, but judging by the quality of what we’ve seen and heard so far, I think we can safely expect plenty more quality tunes. In the meantime, do yourself a favour and watch the new video for Hypocrite above.