Like all other outdoor venues, they couldn’t avoid having their stadium shows postponed until next year, says Mark Traver (42). “This damn virus is easy to escape from,” Gula complains (52).
The Büetzer Buebe duo was supposed to attract around 100,000 fans to Letzigrund in Zurich in the summer of 2020. Because of Corona the parties had to be postponed until 2021. Now the fans have to postpone again: on 19 and 20 August 2022! “We’re all in the same boat. We’d like it, but we’re not allowed to,” says Jolla. “Now it’s just a matter of holding out for a little longer so that we can embrace each other more easily after the pandemic,” says Trauffer.
The new album will be released in the summer
A few reassuring words are not enough for a Büetzer Buebe! To delight disappointed fans, the Bernese Oberland band is currently recording a new accent album. Must be released this summer. “It will be a quieter and more thoughtful record than our first record,” Trauffer declared. “It would be a kind of unplugged album.”
Originally a different plan
Büetzer Buebe’s plan three years ago was completely different. Gölä and Trauffer originally wanted to release a joint album so they could dedicate themselves to their careers afterwards. They have now rejected this plan. “On the one hand, we’ve gotten bored for the past few months – so we’ve again started writing songs together,” explains Trauffer. “On the other hand, it became clear relatively early on that there might not be any big concerts this summer either,” says Jolla. “Asking the fans to be patient again without giving anything seemed to be a lousy thing to us.”
“Nume nid gsprängt”
The title of the new album has yet to be determined, and not all songs have been written yet. “We have to be a little behind for the next few weeks,” says Trauffer. “Nume no jump,” Gölä jokes. “Aside from creating some new blocky songs, we really don’t have much to do musically at the moment.”