The Alphabetchadupa Album Review
30 Nov -0001 // A review by Shade
Mellow and smooth are two words that describe this album and Betchadupa
's lyrics perfectly. This album is ideal for those moments when you just want to chill out.Betchadupa
won 'Best Pop/Rock Release' for this album at the B.Net Music Awards, 2002, 'Top New Act' at the 2001 NZ Music Awards, have received nominations in the Juice TV Awards and the Squeeze People Choice Awards, were finalists in the 2002 APRA Silver Scroll Awards, and have performed at the 2000 and 2002 Big Day Outs. Bigger and better things seem to be on the way for Matt, Liam, Joe & Chris.
What more can be said about this entertaining group of four young men? This is an impressive debut album, and one which is recommended not only by myself, but by many others.
Betchadupa is an Auckland rock band that is fronted by Neil Finn's son Liam. Betchadupa was formed in the late 90s, around the nucleus of second-generation rock musicians Matt Eccles and Liam Finn.
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The two formed a musical partnership in their early teens that, with the addition of friends Garland and Bramley, has resulted in two fine EP's and a top 10 NZ album for the Flying Nun label. After some top gigs in NZ and Australia throughout 2002/3 inlcuding an Australian tour with Pearl Jam and Queens of the Stone Age, the band has potentially moved to the US market and they also performed at a showcase gig at the 2003 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas.
Formerly known as Lazy Boy, they released the single 'Brighter Sound' on the soundtrack to the Australian movie 'Cut', before changing their name to Betchadupa.