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FAT FREDDY'S DROP

Fat Freddy's Drop announce national tour off the back of their brand new album "Bays"

Soul shakers Fat Freddy’s Drop have announced a national tour to hit our shores in February 2016, following the release of their new album Bays, set for release October 23, 2015. Sydney and Perth shows will also have the pleasure of seeing the neo-soul quartet from Melbourne, Hiatus Kaiyote.

the AU's Weekend Gig Guide: The Australia Day Long Weekend Edition!

No matter how you're set to spend your Australia Day long weekend, we can guarantee there is a smorgasbord of live music taking place in your city. We've taken a look at the shows our AU contributors are going to be hitting up - perhaps we've got similar plans to you? Check out our picks for this weekend!

the AU interview Chris Faiumu aka DJ Fitchie from Fat Freddy's Drop (New Zealand)

In celebration of their latest EP release on iTunes and their upcoming Aus tour Chris Faiumu aka DJ Fitchie had a chat with me about all things Fat Freddy's Drop. We got onto a range of things like the philosophy of live music, the origin of band names and the generally good vibes and satisfaction of their upcoming fourth album!

Album News Weekly: 3rd December 2014

In This Issue: This week features some big names with the likes of Dizzee Rascal, Spank Rock and Fat Freddy's Drop returning, alongside the usual indie releases and a movie soundtrack put together courtesy of Sia!

Fat Freddy's Drop announces Australian tour off the back of new single "Slings & Arrows"!

January will see NZ's Fat Freddy's Drop return to Australia with their massive new single, "Slings & Arrows"! Preparing to bring it to life at what will be their biggest show yet at London's Alexandria Palace - we're talking a sold out 10,000 strong crowd - Fat Freddy's Drop have added a run of headline Australian dates to keep the positive momentum going strong. The single will be released on October 17th, with their as yet untitled new record set for a 2015 release.

New Music Video: Fat Freddy's Drop "Blackbird" (2014)

NZ's neo-soul and dub heavyweights Fat Freddy's Drop have just released a new music video for "Blackbird", the title track off their brilliant 2013 LP. The new video is spooky, kaleidoscopic and undoubtedly creative. Watch it here:

Festival Review: WOMADelaide, Day One & Three - Bonython Park, (07.03.14 and 09.03.14)

Adelaide’s Mad March is in full swing, and this past weekend, it only got madder…WOMADder, to be exact.

Photo Gallery: Fat Freddy's Drop + Oscar Key Sung - Melbourne Zoo (08.03.14)

The 2014 season of Zoo Twilights saw 14 Artists perform over 14 weeks and included local and international acts performing in one of the most incredible settings possible. Bringing the season to an end was New Zealand band Fat Freddy's Drop with support from Melbourne's Oscar Key Sung. Carl Dziunka went along to photograph the final Twilights show for 2014.

Live Review: Fat Freddy's Drop + Oscar Key Sung - Zoo Twilight at Melbourne Zoo (08.03.14)

Fat Freddy's Drop brought their chilled-out, laid-back sounds to the Melbourne Zoo on Saturday night, the picnic-style atmosphere proving to be the perfect setting for the relaxed and largely barefoot crowd.

Soundwave Croatia unveils full lineup for 2014!

From July 17-21, The Garden in Tisno, Croatia is going to be turned into a dubby, funky field for Soundwave punters to be getting around. They've announced their full lineup for 2014, to be headlined by Fat Freddy's Drop and the likes of Gold Panda, Jonwayne and more to feature!

WOMADELAIDE announces full program lineup for 2014.

The lineup for one of the best parts of Adelaide's festival season has been announced with the official reveal of the 2014 WOMADelaide program! With Billy Bragg, Arrested Development and Emel Mathlouthi already announced in recent months, the full lineup names some more excellent talent from around the globe.

Golden Plains 8 lineup revealed!

The lineup for Golden Plains 8 has been announced! With Public Enemy having already been announced to perform at the Supernatural Ampitheatre in Meredith next March (8th to 10th), a whole stack of Australian and international acts have been unveiled in what represents, 'The Sound of Now, Then and Forever'.

Live Review: Fat Freddy's Drop - The Forum, Melbourne (08.09.13)

Those folks from Fat Freddy’s Drop have still got it. Thirteen years on, yet only three studio albums deep, the seven-piece from Wellington wrapped up their sold-out Australian Blackbird tour last night in sweltering hot form. Never have I been more content to be ridin’ solo; having a sweet jive at the Forum on a Sunday night with not a care in the world. Fat Freddy’s tend to have that effect.

Photo Gallery: Fat Freddy's Drop + Jones Jnr - The Forum (08.09.13)

Fat Freddy's Drop played the Melbourne leg of their national tour at The Forum. Supported by Jones Jnr. Photos by Serena Ho

Live Review: Fat Freddy's Drop - Enmore Theatre, Sydney (03.09.13)

Anyone who’s seen Fat Freddy’s Drop before knows well that it’s a journey. An adventure into a deep, epic forest of rhythm. For any punter, a commitment must be made to walk into a venue and let the 8-piece dub-machine take you away in whichever direction it seems fit. Having taken their travelling cavalcade of dub around the world for over a decade, it’s amazing to find a band that’s still on point, still in passion and still on that journey.