Back in October, Fat Freddy’s Drop released their new album ‘Bays‘ via The Drop / Remote Control Records.
They also announced a run of Australian tour dates for next February which are filling up. Two Melbourne shows have sold out and a third has just been added at The Forum on 21st February. Tickets are on sale now.
A live video for the track ‘10 Feet Tall‘ has been posted, and you can check that out below.
Following the success of ‘Blackbird‘ in 2013, the New Zealand based seven-piece are back with ‘Bays‘, a 9-track LP recorded at the band’s Bays Studio in Kilbirnie, Wellington a former 1950s HMV vinyl pressing plant.
The predominantly studio written album draws on the lexicon of genres that have come to epitomize the bands’ sound. Opening with the slow burn funk of ‘Wairunga Blues’, the album journeys through a hybrid of reggae, jazz with techno rhythms underpinning Freddy’s signature horns and Joe Dukie’s soulful and introspective vocal, arriving finally on the crooked blues jam of ‘Novak’. The album exudes a confidence of a band truly comfortable in their skin.
Internationally Fat Freddy’s Drop reputation continues to soar. ‘Blackbird‘ sold over 175,000 album copies worldwide and the band currently hit over 2 million streams a month. This success is also reflected on the live stage with recent highlights selling out 10,000 capacity Alexandra Palace, London and 3x Sydney Opera House.
‘Bays‘ is available on 2 LP heavyweight vinyl, cd and digital.
FAT FREDDY’S DROP
13th – Red Hill Auditorium, Perth [Lic/AA]
14th – Clancy’s Fish Pub, Dunsborough [18+]
17th – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide [18+]
19th – The Forum, Melbourne [18+] SOLD OUT
20th – The Forum, Melbourne [18+] SOLD OUT
21st – The Forum, Melbourne [18+]
24th – Odeon Theatre, Hobart [18+]
26th – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney [Lic/AA]
27th – The Tivoli, Brisbane [18+]
—> Tickets available now.
—> For more information, visit [Here].
1. Wairunga Blues
2. Slings & Arrows
3. 10 Feet Tall
7. Fish In The Sea
8. Cortina Motors