Monday, September 07, 2015
Fat Freddys announce new album, NZ summer tour
Fat Freddys Drop have announced their 4th studio album, Bays, will be released worldwide on October 23, on LP/CD/digital.
"Following the worldwide 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’.
“It’s been a more creative process writing this album in the studio rather than recording songs which have been well road-tested”, Freddy’s vocalist Joe Dukie said.
Internationally, Fat Freddy’s Drop reputation continues to soar. Blackbird has sold over 200,000 album copies worldwide with the UK, US and Germany becoming the bands strongest markets. This success is reflected by recent live highlights including sold out gigs at London’s 10,000 capacity Alexandra Palace and 3x Sydney Opera House shows. "
CD / vinyl track listing:
01 / A1 Wairunga Blues
02 / A2 Slings & Arrows
03 / A3 10 Feet Tall
04 / B1 Wheels
05 / B2 Razor
06 / C1 Makkan
07 / C2 Fish In The Sea
08 / D1 Cortina Motors
09 / D2 Novak
Fat Freddy’s Drop NZ SUMMER 15/16:
TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM TICKETMASTER
PRESALE TICKETS ON SALE Thursday 10 September Midday - Friday 11 September Midday
TICKETS ON SALE Wednesday 16 September Midday