3:30pm, Sat 3rd November, 2012
The Empress Hotel, VIC
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On the heels of recent sold-out shows in Sydney and Melbourne, and in the middle of a North American tour with Missy Higgins and Katie Herzig, Butterfly Boucher is planning a return to her homeland this November for her first extensive Australian headlining tour.
With the tour also comes the release of Butterfly's new single, Not Fooling Around. (Rel: 26th October 2012). A synth-heavy dance song meets film-score that lyrically treads a fine line between mischief and regret. "Not Fooling Around might be one of the trickiest songs for me to recreate live, especially when I'm just playing solo!
But at my recent Melbourne show, without any prompting, the audience backed me up, singing the song with me from top to bottom. I was blown away," she says. "After that experience it seemed like a no-brainer to make it my next single... the fans have spoken!" Following the success of her first single, 5678!, Boucher invited her fans to join her for "20 Seconds of Pure Dance," asking them to submit videos of themselves dancing to 5678! for 20 seconds. The participation was overwhelmingly positive and is captured in a compilation video which premiered the 21st of August on recordstoreday.com, set to the new Moist remix of the song, it features over 70 entries from her fans across the globe. "It's been an amazing experiment to see people willing to be silly and share it with world. It was incredibly inspiring to see the lengths people went to to join in the fun," After her forthcoming Australian headlining tour, Butterfly will rejoin Missy Higgins as bassist and vocalist for a final year-end tour of Higgins' highly acclaimed, Boucherproduced album "The Ol' Razzle Dazzle." She says, "As much as I probably need a big fat holiday, I really want to see this chapter through. It has been a fulfilling year, getting to work with Missy, to co-produce her record and then help bring it to life on the road. It'll feel good to play these songs with her for one last tour. Plus she's generously invited me to play one of my own songs during her set, so how could I refuse?"
"Recently she's everywhere, from Nashville collective Ten Out of Tenn to her side band Elle Macho to playing bass on tour with Sarah McLachlan." - Michael Dwyer Rolling Stone
Not Fooling Around captures a battle in her head - "I'm not trying to win you back ... fine, I'm trying to win you back" - with pounding synths and musical curveballs aplenty." - Cameron Adams, Herald Sun
Support: Caitlin Park