Any Fat Freddy’s Drop fans out there? Well if you are one of them, like myself, then you will be very happy to hear that the seven piece band from New Zealand are returning to London for an album release show for their latest album, Blackbird. Unsurprisingly the show sold out very quickly, but have no fear because with a new album comes a string of live dates right?
Blackbird is released in the UK on June 24th and the shows will follow in the Autumn including a London date at Brixton Academy on October 5th. I feel like this band has released a huge number of albums but his will only be the third full-length release from Fat Freddy’s Drop. It must be down to the fact that they have played over 800 shows to-date!
I’ll leave you with some words on the new album and why you will like it from Chopper Reeds:
“Blackbird is truer to FFD’s musical philosophy than anything else we’ve done”, says Chopper Reeds. “The song structures are open and unruly – just like our live shows – whilst we’ve pushed ourselves to deliver rich and deeply layered arrangements that showcase Joe Dukie’s exceptional voice. We feel totally at home melding together this unholy mix of disco, rootsy dub, blues, soul and electronic funk – it’s what we do.”
2013 UK Tour Dates:
26 June – Village Underground, London (sold out)
Oct 1st – O2 Academy Oxford
Oct 2nd – Colsten Hall – Bristol
Oct 4th – Manchester Academy
Oct 5th – O2 Academy Brixton