Fat Freddy’s Drop have announced the release of their new album Bays on 23 October 2015. You can pre-order the album HERE!
After sold out shows at the Sydney Opera House earlier this year, the band are also happy to announce a full national Aussie tour hitting Down Under 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. Click here for full tour details!
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’.
Internationally Fat Freddy’s Drop reputation continues to soar. Blackbird sold over 175,000 album copies worldwide and the band currently hit over 2 million streams a month. This success is also reflected on the live stage with recent highlights selling out 10,000 capacity Alexandra Palace, London and 3x Sydney Opera House.