Butters comes from Italy and they play hard music. You must look after them and listen to them. Here´s an interview from april 2023.


Please tell me a little history of the group, members and what you do when you don´t play music, what do you work and which ages are you in?

-Hi man, we’re a band of 5 guys who love music, pasta and pizza. We started playing hardcore punk music in 2015 and the original members were Paolo (vocals), Melillo (guitar), Pisto (another guitar), Mattia (bass), Andrea (drums) and we released an EP in 2016, the year later. After that two members left the band, Bisturi (bass) and Lore (drums) joined the band. When we don’t play music we play card games, videogames, we smoke weed and we have fun together! We all work in different fields, but we like more to play our songs! We’re all mid-twenties but Lore, he’s like our granddad.


Have it been the same members all the time, or have it been many lineup changes? Earlier bands? Never any thoughts in being more members?

-Lore, Mattia and Bisturi played in a thrash metal band called Sterminia. They were pretty metal! We didn’t ever think about getting other members, we’re five and I think that’s enough for an hardcore punk band!


Butters is the name, where did it came from and you wasn´t afraid that some other group would be named so? What do you mean with that name?

-BUTTERS came mainly from the South Park character, I think he’s the best one, but it also means buttface in the UK slang (we didn’t know this shit when we decided the name). Sincerely, I didn’t care about sharing a band’s name. Music is just music.


You sent me No mankind but you did a record 2016….nothing between 2016-2022?

-We jerked off everyday between 2016 and 2022 (we also played some shows, mainly in Tuscany, cause the people in Italy have this habit of pupparselo da soli). Pupparselo da soli means be egoist.


Is it important to give out the record as physical releases do you think? Would it feel like you have released a record if you only release it digital?

-We don’t think so, but it’s good to have some physical copies of our music, for the people who enjoy our stuff!


Do you play any covers when you play live? If you do, which then?

-Not now, but we used to play a Nerorgasmo song called “Io sono la tua fine”, and “Fagget” from Hoax.


Please tell me a little about following songs

a) Donut Land

b) Cobat Dwarf

c) Death thoughts

-Donut Land is about our fascists cops,

Combat Dwarf it’s an hymn to getting out your inner Combat Dwarf,

Death Thoughts is about getting mad at people who live on this shitty ass planet.


Is it important to get out your opinions in your music, or do you only sing about trivial things? Which is your most political song or shouldn´t you put politics into music?

-Donut Land and Human Stink are maybe the most political ones, but I don’t think that strictly necessary for a band to put political shit in it, I mean, if you feel from the inside to express yourself in this way, you have to express it man.


Do you think that your lyrics can have effect on other people who listens to them…any example on it? Have you changed anyones mind?



How is it to play this sort of music in Italy and which type of bands are you having concerts with? Which is the most peculiar band you have been playing together with? Have you listen a lot to old Italian hardcorebands?

-Playing this kind of music in Italy it’s not really simple, cause the people who live in the place is too simple to comprehend the beauty of this damned harsh shit. We play with local punk, hardcore and metal bands, but we’d like to play with an orchestra in futures, cause the tuba makes me really horny. Honestly, Tosse Grasse was frigging incredible man! Me, Paolo, really enjoy some classics from the genre, like Impact and Nerorgasmo.


Do you have any footballteam that you support?

-We like Osimhen, the football player from Napoli.


How would you describe your music in three words for people that haven´t heard you? Do you call it surfpunk or only punkrock?

-MONSTROUS - VIGOR - FRIZZANTINA. We play surf hardcore


I like beer and also make beer.. If Butters would do a beer , what would it be named and which sort of beer would it be? Or maybe you´re straightedge?;-)

-Piss beer- It would taste like pineapple juice(Paolo) Peanut Butter-it would taste like hazelnut(Bisturi) Five Manas-It would taste like pine nut(Pisto


And how is it to live in Italy now? Racists, the cost of living, and what about peoples reaction to the Ukraine-war?

-Problems are everywhere in the world, and Italy has some big issues.


Which is your own favoritesong among your own songs? And which song is the people choice?

-Our favorite song is in the upcoming album, so we can’t say its name yet! Keep follow us for more news. Enemy, it’s the Sexo’s choice.


What´s the biggest difference when you plays live nowadays if you compare when you first started to play in a band?

-We now have a “good” drummer.


And have your opinion about punk changed through the years? What do punk mean to you, only a musicstyle or a lifestyle?

-Punk changed, because everything change. In the ‘80s (I wasn’t there, but I would have liked to be there) the musicians cut themselves on stages and shit like that, now a lot of kids do Instagram stories and that kind of stuff. I think punk it’s about free expression.


You do your songs in english, never in italian?

-No, but in the song Enemy ft. Sexo some parts are in Spanish. Also, me (Paolo), Bisturi and Melo have a crust band called Bolgia, and the lyrics are in Italian.


Is it easier to do songs in english?

-No, but I think that for our music English suits best.


I can imagine that a livegig with are a really sweaty one? What´s your biggest livegig you have done this far? The biggest band you have played with?

-Cripple Bastards are probably the biggest band we played with. As for the biggest gig: ERROR 404.


What do you know about Sweden? What is typical Swedish? 

-We know about fika, Midsommar and Entombed. We really don’t know about other Sweden things!


Have you ever been here? Any good bands from Sweden that you like?

-Sadly we never been there, but we’d love to come there and have a nice fika. We love ABBA, Viagra Boys and all the death metal bands from there.


Your audience when you play live, which type of people comes, age?

-Punk-rockers, metalheads, and drunk guys who love fast music.


What´s the best of playing live?

-Getting free drinks.


Please tell me a funny thing which have happened during a livegig with your band?

-When were playing a live gig, and they threatened us to stop playing cause we we’re too damn loud.

Is there any good bands in Italy today? New bands which is good?

-There are lots of good bands in Italy, like Fulci and Pink Plaza.


Which is the record that you always must have in the tourbus?

-The Beatles albums, and a lot of brutal death metal and slam bands records.


Do you buy much records, or is it only Spotify and those type of things to listen to music? Is there any good record shop in your hometown?

-We buy records of course but we also listen to music on the internet. Sadly, there isn’t a record shop in our hometown so we buy records at gigs and on the internet.


Do you care about reviews? Which is the most peculiar you ever had, with this band or any other band you have been to?

-We don't really care about reviews, but it’s good for getting know by people who reads them. The most peculiar one is the one from Impatto Sonoro, an Italian webzine.


If you could choose five bands from the past and the history and nowadays and both dead and living bands to have a concert together with your band. Which five have you been chosen?

-Jimi Hendrix, Mozart, Pink Plaza, Devourment, Berry White.


And if you been paid for do a cover-record with four songs,which four songs have you done then?

-Covers sucks. We play our stuff because we’re really cool.


Futureplans for the band? And for yourself?

-Getting out Italy, and play our new album in the entire fucking world.



-Il gioco non vale la candela. (The game is not worth the light)


Anything more to add to the interview?

-That’s all folks, for today at least!