Getting high on hope, Fat Freddy’s Drop are releasing a brand new single, 'Trickle Down', on 20 July. Freddy’s annual summer roady around New Zealand in January 2019 gets a super-charged tune-up with the addition of some incredible tour bus buddies: DJ legend Norman Jay MBE, direct from London, plus local super stars Ladi6, Salmonella Dub featuring Tiki Taane, The Black Seeds, Troy Kingi and Bailey Wiley, with more to be announced. With fresh tour destinations added to the menu, Freddy’s are about to serve up one massive summer tour.
Brand-new track 'Trickle Down' is an electronic-driven reaction to the politics of the day – the false economic principle of wealth trickling down from the one per cent to the 99 per cent. As they sing of running out of patience while waiting for the rain to fall, a confident, steady beat propels us forward as a sign of promise. Recorded at the band’s BAYS Studio in their Wellington hometown, the track arose from a series of jams and is a slice of the new album they’re cooking up as a follow-up to their earlier releases - ‘BAYS’, ‘Blackbird’, ‘Dr Boondigga’, ‘The Big BW’ and record-breaking ‘Based on a True Story’. ‘Trickle Down’ will be released digitally on 20 July with a 12” release to follow later.
Freddy's NZ summer roady through January 2019 will be an ideal opportunity to witness ‘Trickle Down’ live. Newcomers to the Freddy's tour bus include rising RnB star Bailey Wiley, dirt-blues extraordinaire Troy Kingi and reggae-soul funksters, The Black Seeds, as well as "for the love of it" icons, Salmonella Dub featuring Tiki Taane, with more to be announced! Freddy's summer tour frequent flyers returning for 2019 include the incredible Norman Jay MBE, NZ's hip-hop and soul queen Ladi6, and Logg Cabin.
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