Fat Freddy's Drop are pleased to announce the release of their new album 'Bays,' out via The Drop / Remote Control Records!
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.
"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.
Album single release "Slings And Arrows" will be familiar to Freddy's fans, and an early version of another track, "Cortina Motors," made it to a digital only release. The rest are purely new discoveries - "Razor," "Wheels Are Turning," "Rookie," "Maakan," "Aint Going Back," "Wairunga Blues" and "Fish In The Sea."
|Primary Format - Music||CD|
|Artist||FAT FREDDY'S DROP|
|Music Genre Primary||Funk & Soul|
- 1. Wairunga Blues
- 2. Slings & Arrows
- 3. 10 Feet Tall
- 4. Wheels
- 5. Razor
- 6. Makkan
- 7. Fish In The Sea
- 8. Cortina Motors
- 9. Novak