Fat Freddy’s Drop share new single ‘Razor’

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Our buddies Fat Freddy’s Drop have shared their latest tune ‘Razor’. The track comes from their LP ‘Bays’ out Friday 23 October via The Drop / Remote Control.

Freddy’s beatmaster DJ Fitchie said, “There’s no fucking around on this one. Blaze is on fire…he’s on a synthesiser treadmill, struggling to stay in control at times but in the end provides the perfect backdrop for Dukie’s angst-ridden words”.

We totally agree – the track is an absolute banger. Have a listen below.

Catch the band playing Razor and other tracks from Bays in their Australian tour which is hitting Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart, Sydney and Brisbane. Full ticket details here


Fat Freddy’s Drop announce new album ‘Bays’ and announce AU tour

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Yes! We are SO STOKED that Fat Freddy’s Drop have announced the release of their new album Bays on Friday 23 October 2015, out in Australia via The Drop / Remote Control Records

After sold out shows at the Sydney Opera House earlier this year, the band are also happy to announce a full national tour hitting our shores in February 2016. Their biggest headline tour in Australia to date will see the band play in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart, Sydney and Brisbane. All the tour details 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.



Presented by Niche Productions & Music Feeds


Saturday 13 February @ Red Hill Auditorium, Perth WA

w/ Hiatus Kaiyote + Thomas Oliver | Tickets via OzTix

Sunday 14 February @ Dunsborough – Clancy’s Fish Pub WA 

w/ Thomas Oliver | Tickets via OzTix 

Wednesday 17th February @ Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA 

w/ Thomas Oliver | Tickets via Ticketmaster  


Friday 19th February @ The Forum Melbourne, VIC

w/ Thomas Oliver | Tickets via Ticketmaster   


Saturday 20th February @ The Forum Melbourne, VIC

w/ Thomas Oliver | Tickets via Ticketmaster


Wednesday 24th February @ Odeon Theatre, Hobart, TAS

w/ Thomas Oliver | Tickets via OzTix       


Friday 26th February @ Horden Pavillion, Sydney, NSW

w/ Hiatus Kaiyote + Thomas Oliver | Tickets via Ticketek

Saturday 27th February @ The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD

w/ Thomas Oliver | Tickets via Ticketek               



Chur! Fat Freddy’s Drop recorded an exclusive iTunes Session at Roundhead Studio in Auckland, featuring six tracks, including ‘Slings And Arrows’, ‘Dark Days’ & brand new deep techno jam ‘Cortina Motors MK1′.

Available for pre-order in AU now: http://tinyurl.com/FFDiTunesSession

iTunes Session out globally on 12th December!
Touring AU Jan 2015.


Ahead of their apperance at Bluesfest 2013, Fat Freddy’s Drop unveil live video for ‘Mother Mother’.

The gospel funk monster was captured live at the first of their 17 Winery Shows in New Zealand over the summer.

DJ Fitchie mixed the live recording on the road to create a six minute teaser. A studio version of ‘Mother Mother’ will feature on their forthcoming album Blackbird.

The video combines the live experience with footage of Freddy’s and fellow Winery Tour bands Anika Boh & Hollie and The Adults going through their soundcheck ritual.

Fat Freddy’s Drop – Blackbird will be released in 2013 via Remote Control.


Fat Freddy’s Drop have released a live music video for new single ‘Silver And Gold’.

Shot on tour in Australia this November, the video features concert footage of the track at GRAPHIC Festival, Sydney Opera House (an epic affair billed as Blackbird: An Animated & Illustrated Album Preview), The Eclipse Festival in far North Queensland and sold out shows on the Gold and Sunshine Coasts.

“Truth is, we were lucky to get this footage home safely after having to wrestle salt water crocs and dodging an ocean full of stingers in the seasonal electrical storms,” Director Mark James Williams said.

‘Silver And Gold’ is the first single from the perennial soul shakers forthcoming album Blackbird out early 2013 via Remote Control. Since being released this November as a free digital download, ‘Silver And Gold’ has reached over 9000 downloads via www.fatfreddysdrop.com and Freddy’s Soundcloud.

Fat Freddy’s Drop first emerged from the underground club scene of Wellington in 1999, jamming along to instrumental mixes of funk, house and hip hop records dropped by DJ Mu (akaFitchie) at parties around the Capital. Thirteen years later and Freddys arestill together, still doing things in their inimitable way and still getting better and better.

The bands debut album, Based On A True Story (2005), reached nine-times platinum and holds the record for the highest-selling album by a New Zealand artist in the country’s history. Renowned world-wide for their brilliant live performances and funky mix of dub, reggae, soul, jazz, rhythm and blues, and techno, the band have played legendary shows at venues such as Brixton Academy (LDN), Paradiso (Amsterdam), Vega (Copenhagen), The Coliseum (Lisbon), Henry Fonda Theatre (Los Angeles) and Le Trianon (Paris).

An all-encompassing mix of blues, dub and dance music, Silver And Gold will also be available this month on limited edition 12” vinyl.