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Betchadupa's Liam Finn at South by Southwest in 2008.
|Origin||Auckland, Auckland Region, New Zealand|
|Labels||Flying Nun, Liberation|
Betchadupa (originally called Lazy Boy - the name change followed threatened legal action from the chair company of the same name) had its origins when Liam and Matt met whilst their families were on holidays in New Zealand. Their first song, written when both boys were 11, was called 'Gee This Sounds Good, I Can't Believe We Wrote It'. Their unique name was lifted from the text of a Polish-American's T-shirt that declared "You Betchadupa I'm Polish", dupa being the casual Polish word for arse.
The band based themselves in London, UK, after spending much of 2004 in Melbourne, Australia. The band have been on hiatus while Liam has undertaken a solo career. It is uncertain if the band will ever reform.
Betchadupa has had extensive experience playing with such bands as Queens of the Stone Age, Foo Fighters, Jane's Addiction and ended the year 2001 on a high playing alongside Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder at the Neil Finn and Friends concert 7 Worlds Collide in Auckland, and being named Top New Act at the prestigious NZ Music Awards as well as becoming the toast of the South By Southwest Music Convention in Austin, Texas, in January 2003.
|2004||Aiming For Your Head||
|2001||The 3D EP||
|2000||"Empty Head"||—||Betchadupa EP|
|"Spill the Light"||—|
|2001||"Man on my Left"||—||The 3D EP|
|"Sleepy News"||26||The Alphabetchadupa|
|"Life will be the Same"||—|
|2003||"Move Over"||14||Aiming For Your Head|
|2004||"Aiming For Your Head"|
|2004||"Who's Coming Through the Window"||—|
|Year||Nominee / work||Award||Result|
|2001||Betchadupa||Best New Act - New Zealand Music Awards||Won|
|2002||The Alphabetchadupa||Best Pop/Rock Release - BNet NZ Music Awards||Won|