Monday, December 27, 2010

Fat Freddy's global profile grows

"Fat Freddy's global profile grows" is the headline from the NZ Herald's David Fisher, who wrote about the band , noting that their latest album, Dr Boondigga and the Big BW sold more copies overseas than here.

"Sales figures show Dr Boondigga & The Big BW has sold more than 60,000 albums overseas - and 39,000 in New Zealand. First album Based on a True Story has sold more than 130,000 albums here. It has not been released overseas." Unfortunately that last part is wrong  - Based on a true story gained release in Australia, UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Holland and Japan.

Fat Freddys have just been invited to play the Coachella music festival in the US, which is big news. They're currently on tour round NZ beaches, and plan to record a new album in the New Year.

1 comment:

Simon said...

What an odd story from the Herald. FFD have sold more records to the 7bln people outside NZ than the 4m in NZ because they are one of the few NZ bands not to exhibit the dated inward looking and parochial attitude this piece displays.

From day one they saw their market as global.