Throughout the late ’90s and early noughties, The Butterfly Effect were a big name in Australian alternative rock, but today the band has announced they are officially splitting up, but not before holding a Final Conversation with their fans.
The Butterfly Effect have released various comments about their split, explaining that it’s simply time to put the band to rest, while speaking in glowing terms of their time together as an outfit and all the goals they kicked. Over the last decade, momentum started to slow, with the band’s vocalist Clint Boge quitting in 2012 and the group releasing the single Eyes Down with new singer Paul Gallagher in 2013.
“The Butterfly Effect is a life’s work for all four of us,” says Boge. “Regardless of personalities, this project is a part of us all. Ending now with grace and celebration of an incredible fifteen years is the right thing to do.”
“While we are sad to acknowledge the end of an era for us, we recognise this is not a huge surprise to fans and we decided the time had come to provide a proper send-off to the project,” says drummer Ben Hall.
“Our hiatus was supposed to be three months, but the desire to move into another phase never returned.
“For years now, fans have been asking us to put the records on vinyl and we decided that now was a good time to do just that and ensure as the Butters exit, those who have supported us from the beginning are left with the best version of those records. We are incredibly proud of those albums and we want to stand tall with them as our legacy.”
It’s important to remember the impact of The Butterfly Effect’s three classic albums (2003’s Beings Here, 2006’s Imago and 2008’s Final Conversation of Kings) had on the young minds who would go on to crete the next wave of Australian rock, which, as we all know, is second to none.
The Butterfly Effect have also announced plans to ensure that their legacy remains strong. The aforementioned albums, as well as their 2001 debut EP and a slew of singles, are set to be released on crisp, clean vinyl. You can check out all the various options and curiosities at the band’s website.
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