Butterknife are Phil Wisdom – vocal and guitar, Kieran Stone – bass and vocals, Jim Theodore – drums
Butterknife are a Boston guitar, bass and drums rock band influenced by 90s indie rock, 80s pop, and constant musical debates – Who has the better debut record, Elvis Costello or Joe Jackson? What’s the greatest Duran Duran single? Steve Albini vs Mutt Lange? Who wears a Nudie suit best – Mike Mills or Jeff Tweedy? It goes on.
They play loud, tuneful rock music but make room for melody and open space. Founding member, singer and guitarist Phil Wisdom began writing songs and jamming with friends under the name Butterknife in 2003.
Slowly the band formed over the course of a few years with Stone joining on bass, and Theodore, who shared an Arlington rehearsal space while in another band, changed bands without having to move one piece of gear.
The band retooled over time and resurfaced in 2010 with a full length debut, onetworeadygo, followed by two digital EPs, Do the Needful in 2012 and Attractions in 2013.