Evil Eddie

Evil Eddie

 Brisbane, Queensland, AUS
BandHip HopPunk

The video and the bio pretty much sum it up.

Biography

Evil Eddie is a musician currently based out of Brisbane, Australia whose musical focus (though prone to genre hopping) is broadly thought of as Hip Hop. He served as front man for the two time Aria award nominated and Apra award winning Hip Hop/Punk outfit Butterfingers from 2001, and since the band’s official hiatus in 2010, Eddie has gone on to release numerous singles, an EP and the brand new album ‘Welcome to Flavour Country’ as a solo artist.

As an ode to his home state the first single off ‘Welcome To Flavour Country’ was aptly titled ‘Queensland’ and managed to secure number No.86 in Triple J’s esteemed ‘Hottest 100’ competition for 2010, while the video for ‘Queensland’ has received over 200,000 views on YouTube to date.

In 2011 the ‘De-Sex Your Ex’ EP was released which highlighted Evil Eddie’s musical versatility by steering away from Hip Hop and writing 5 tracks in an Indie/Stoner Rock vain, drenched with fuzz guitars and melodic hooks. The film clip for the EP’s title track also saw Eddie take on the role of Director for the first time and shows promise of more directorial work to come.

With the release of the ‘Welcome To Flavour Country’ album in 2012 came a return to the beats and rhymes format of ‘Queensland’ and his earlier work with ‘Butterfingers’. For the first time he officially took on the role of Producer for the album and Sound Engineer, recording and mixing over half of the albums tracks by himself. Since the release of the 1st single ‘Queensland’ two more singles from the album complete with clips (‘(Somebody Say) Evil’ and ‘Golden Age’) have also been released to wide acclaim while a fourth is currently in production.

The album itself was made possible via crowd-funding website ‘Pledge’ and due to an overwhelming response from the fans the project met 137% of it’s target amount. Despite heavy editing due to the frequent use of profanity in the lyrics, a clean version of the album was recently serviced to college radio in the USA and has peaked at No.12 on the CMJ American Independent Hip Hop Chart rubbing shoulders with the likes of Azealia Banks and Kendrick Lamar.

Since first breaking out in 2010, Evil Eddie’s live show has gone from strength to strength and has seen him undertake frequent national headlining tours, support shows and festival slots (Big Day Out, Sprung Fest, Woodford Folk Fest, etc…). All shows to date have come bundled with an energetic live band (Bass and Drums at least) and a synced video track incorporating the film clips and other visual media where projection screen capabilities exist.

With an ever-expanding repertoire of songs, styles and skills you are advised to stay tuned for more to come through 2013 and beyond. ‘Welcome to Flavour Country’ is out now on Eddie’s very own label Bewilderbeats, is distributed through MGM, and can be found on iTunes here… http://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/evil-eddie/id400625117

Lyrics

Queensland

Written By: Evil Eddie

Verse 1

Now let me
Welcome everyone to the bleach sands of Queensland
Stinking hot days cold beers and cheap… land
… Bikini clad backpackers and weed… plants
California beach tans but instead of street gangs

…And gold bling or getting capped on your steps…here
You can pat a stingray and maybe get a stab in the
Chest… from what inhabits the depths… of the reef…cause every
Creature in our habitat has venom or teeth… in

Brief… we got flys the size… of zippo lighters
…Mosquitos biting us rife… with hepatitis no
Lie… we got the highest count of venomous snakes… and
Poisonous arachnoids than any other place

We got
Weather extremes in every sense it can mean…
Famines and bushfires death and disease… we got
Cows… we got mud… we got droughts… we got flood… we got
Cyclones ripping up our houses and pubs… still there’s

Ounces of bud… that local outlaws… give
Huge amounts of love growin’ outdoors …so this is
Going out yall on my new LP to every
Corner of the sauna called the QLD…

Chorus
Cause in the sunshine state where fun times await
And the cops don’t get no dumber
Even ya big city streets that are bringing the heat have got
Nothing on a queensland summer

This is Queensland Australia
Let me her it if your out there ‘Ho’
From the north to the south say ‘Ho’

Bridge
Show your back to us
Shake that glutious maximus hey


Verse 2

So
Now we’re the state ya schoolies come for holidays
….To get debauched like George Bush’s college
Days… we got the girls and the sun and surf and there’s no
Other place on earth I’d rather call my home turf

Since birth I been in Brissy world’s most liveable
City… we’re calling pots what Sydney calls a midi it’s
Hardly any drama though we only order schooners
…And grow bananas like Chernobyl’s growing tumours

Ya heard so many rumours growing up about the drop bears
… Like the Scott’s do the monster in the loch ness
…That when a croc tears people to shreds… ya don’t
Flinch even if it’s eatin’ each of ya legs…

The police are in bed… with all the criminal types…and
Let em do whatever with minimal hype…
Politicians to crime… are like penises to foetuses when
People vote your leaders in like Joh Bjelke Peterson

But even with no reasoning … I’d give it up to the
Place… I live it up and state… I give a fuck
So mate… from Wynnum up to Cape… York Peninsula
I’m biggin up the whole friggin state when I rip it up

Chorus

Bridge

Queensland

Written By: Evil Eddie

Evil Eddie - Queensland

Verse 1

Now let me
Welcome everyone to the bleach sands of Queensland
Stinking hot days cold beers and cheap… land
… Bikini clad backpackers and weed… plants
California beach tans but instead of street gangs

…And gold bling or getting capped on your steps…here
You can pat a stingray and maybe get a stab in the
Chest… from what inhabits the depths… of the reef…cause every
Creature in our habitat has venom or teeth… in

Brief… we got flys the size… of zippo lighters
…Mosquitos biting us rife… with hepatitis no
Lie… we got the highest count of venomous snakes… and
Poisonous arachnoids than any other place

We got
Weather extremes in every sense it can mean…
Famines and bushfires death and disease… we got
Cows… we got mud… we got droughts… we got flood… we got
Cyclones ripping up our houses and pubs… still there’s

Ounces of bud… that local outlaws… give
Huge amounts of love growin’ outdoors …so this is
Going out yall on my new LP to every
Corner of the sauna called the QLD…
Chorus

Cause in the sunshine state where fun times await
And the cops don’t get no dumber
Even ya big city streets that are bringing the heat have got
Nothing on a queensland summer

This is Queensland Australia
Let me her it if your out there ‘Ho’
From the north to the south say ‘Ho’
Bridge

Show your back to us
Shake that glutious maximus hey

Verse 2

So
Now we’re the state ya schoolies come for holidays
….To get debauched like George Bush’s college
Days… we got the girls and the sun and surf and there’s no
Other place on earth I’d rather call my home turf

Since birth I been in Brissy world’s most liveable
City… we’re calling pots what Sydney calls a midi it’s
Hardly any drama though we only order schooners
…And grow bananas like Chernobyl’s growing tumours

Ya heard so many rumours growing up about the drop bears
… Like the Scott’s do the monster in the loch ness
…That when a croc tears people to shreds… ya don’t
Flinch even if it’s eatin’ each of ya legs…

The police are in bed… with all the criminal types…and
Let em do whatever with minimal hype…
Politicians to crime… are like penises to foetuses when
People vote your leaders in like Joh Bjelke Peterson

But even with no reasoning … I’d give it up to the
Place… I live it up and state… I give a fuck
So mate… from Wynnum up to Cape… York Peninsula
I’m biggin up the whole friggin state when I rip it up

Chorus

Bridge

(Somebody Say) Evil

Written By: Evil Eddie

V1
When I was a kid I used to hang out in the valley of
Fortitude… and routinely slaughter
Dudes… on the mic (mic) some were tryina bite (bite)
But none of them were bringing the right vibe to fight night

So as a zeitgeist sucker mc’s
Who got beat were like ‘fuck you eddie’ til
‘Fuck you eddie’ became a kinda catch cry
For wak rappers on my japs eye and that’s

Why for years now I been stuck with the name they call me
‘Evil’ and I’m coming just to fuck with your
Brain ‘say my name say my name’ for sick raps and
I’ll come runnin’ to bitch slap so if that

Shit ya call music could do with some balls you
Motherfuckers know who to call

Chorus
Somebody say Evil

Verse 2
I’m guessing I was born with a bad mans brains and with
Fads and fame there aint a damn thing changed
Still a fuckin’ mad man killing on stage and I
Will until I’m hittin’ old age ‘Bold Claim’

For shit sure but you know I’m gonna back it up
Stackin’ up MC’s for being wack as fuck
I’ll fill the back of my truck up with your slaughtered corpses
And leave em on your mother’s porches

Respectively for testin’ me I said I got the
‘Poison I got the remedy’ step to
Me and then I’ll start visiting your kinfolk
Cause I got a thing for mature aged women so

Unless you wanna see me nobbing ya mum you better
Scream at the top of your lungs

Chorus
Somebody say Evil

Bridge
Some people call me evil
Some people call me strange
I dunno why they’re pickin on me for
But what the hell I’m gonna roll with the name

Chorus
Somebody say Evil

Discography

Evil Eddie: Queensland (single) - released 19 of Nov 2010.

Evil Eddie: (Somebody Say) Evil (single) - released 6 of May 2011.

Evil Eddie: De-Sex Your Ex (EP) - released 9 of Sep 2011

Evil Eddie: Golden Age (single) - released 7 of Sep 2012

Evil Eddie: Welcome To Flavour Country (album) - released 26 Oct 2012