– courtesy DB Publicity
FAT FREDDY’S DROP With Support Acts
Koi Child (Perth), Hiatus Kaiyote (Sydney), and Thomas Oliver (National)
NATIONAL TOUR DATES FOR 2016
Sunday 14th February – Dunsborough – Clancy’s Fish Pub WA
Wednesday 17th February – Adelaide – Thebarton Theatre SA
Friday 19th February – Melbourne – The Forum VIC – SOLD OUT
Saturday 20th February – Melbourne – The Forum VIC – SOLD OUT
Sunday 21st February – Melbourne – The Forum VIC – JUST ANNOUNCED
Wednesday 24th February – Hobart – Odeon Theatre TAS
Friday 26th February – Sydney – Hordern Pavilion NSW
Saturday 27th February – Brisbane – The Tivoli QLD
After selling out 23 shows in Europe and selling over 60,000 tickets last month, Fat Freddy’s Drop have fine tuned material from their brand new album BAYS and are ready to bring their blistering live shows to Australia in February 2016, adding a THIRD show in Melbourne at The Forum. After sold out shows at the Sydney Opera House earlier this year, this will be their biggest headline tour of Australia to date!
Internationally Fat Freddy’s Drop’s reputation continues to soar with the band currently hitting 2 million streams a month. At last count Freddy’s has played over 800 shows in their career, clocking up over 450 appearances in Europe alone and 300 shows in their homeland.
Freddy’s sound famously draws on the lexicon of black music with a Pacific twist, from the reggae and dub of Based On A True Story (2005) to the electronic boil ups on Dr Boondigga & The Big BW (2009) and Blackbird (2013). No two live shows are ever the same with the line up pretty much remaining the same – vocals, guitar, synths with assorted keys, a three piece horn section as well as a guest MC. The music composition starts from a collective jam reflecting a mix of influences from soul, reggae and techno. You might sometimes detect a side order of country or epic dub.
You might even get a whiff of blues, ska or Chicago house!
After emerging from humble beginnings amidst the underground music scene of Wellington, New Zealand in 1999, Freddy’s are still together 16 years later, still doing things in their inimitable way and still getting better and better.
Their latest album BAYS was released in October to rave reviews around the country.
“Genius… Production is precise, each player’s contribution thoughtful and for every summery skank there’s a dark club groove” – Sydney Morning Herald, 4 Stars.
“Another top album from a group that have consistently shown they have a deep well of creativity to draw upon” – Courier Mail, 4 stars.
“They continue as they left off on the last album, if anything hitting a stronger strain of dark dub techno infused rhythms.”- The Music, 4 stars.
“You can’t help but admire the masterful, effortless way they transition between and across genres.” – The AU Review, 9.4/10.