Fat Freddy's Drop

Special Edition Part 1

Release: 9-01-2020 | Label: The Drop / Bertus

Indie Only 2LP Coloured Vinyl

New Zealand juggernaut Fat Freddy’s Drop return with a new studio album, ‘Special Edition Part 1’, due for digital release on 15th November, with 2LP Vinyl and CD following up on 10th January. The 45rpm vinyl edition is produced with a different track order across four sides and promises to deliver super fat loud audio.

Part 1 of a double album, ‘Special Edition Part 1’, comprises of six tracks of which ‘Raleigh Twenty’, ‘Trickle Down’ and ‘Six-Eight Instrumental’ were written and recorded undercover at the band’s Wellington studio, BAYS, while the other tracks; ‘Special Edition, ‘Kamo Kamo’, and ‘OneFourteen’, have all been developed and evolved from the band’s celebrated live jam sessions, whilst on the road in front of audiences worldwide.

Supremely crafted at Freddy’s own BAYS studio in hometown Wellington, the deep musical and rich vocal layers reflect Freddy’s inspiration from the black music lexicon and is a response to the crowd energy at their world dominating live shows.

‘Special Edition Part 1’ is the first release of a long envisaged double album project with separate chapters. The next journey, Part 2 will be released in 2020 after stringent road-testing with audiences over 35 shows across New Zealand, UK and Europe celebrating the release of the Part 1. These upcoming live performances will allow the band to fully explore new song-writing technology and give rise to a slamming Part 2.

The new album follows on from 2015’s ‘BAYS’ LP, which saw support from Financial TimesResident AdvisorDummy, the DJ Mag and Clash-acclaimed ‘Blackbird,’ second album ‘Dr Boondigga and the Big BW’ – which gained rave reviews by The Guardian and BBC Music – and the band’s record breaking debut album ‘Based on a True Story’, which went nine times platinum and remained in New Zealand’s top 40 charts for over two years after its release in 2005.

The album cover artwork is by Wellington artist Otis Chamberlain, a continuing evolution from his creation for the its first single ‘Trickle Down’, a work that’s morphed from digital cover art to the band’s massive summer tour backdrop and the recently released late-night buttery steppers ‘Kamo Kamo’.


7 MAR 2020 – HALLE 622 – Zurich, Switzerland
9 MAR 2020 – JAHRHUNDERTHALLE- Frankfurt, Germany
12 MAR 2020 – KB HALLEN – Copenhagen, Denmark
13 MAR 2020 – MAX-SCHMELING-HALLE – Berlin, Germany
14 MAR 2020 – MHP-ARENA – Ludwigsburg, Germany
16 MAR 2020 – STADTHALLE – Fürth, Germany
17 MAR 2020 – LUCERNA MUSIC BAR – Prague, Czech Republic
18 MAR 2020 – PROGRESJA – Warsaw, Poland
20 MAR 2020 – LE RADIANT – Lyon, France
23 MAR 2020 – PALA ESTRAGON – Bologna, Italy
24 MAR 2020 – ALCATRAZ – Milano, Italy
25 MAR 2020 – LA PALOMA – Nîmes, France
27 MAR 2020 – RAZZMATAZZ – Barcelona, Spain
28 MAR 2020 – LA RIVIERA – Madrid, Spain
29 MAR 2020 – CAMPO PEQUENO – Lisbon, Portugal
30 APR 2020 – INVISIBLE WIND FACTORY – Liverpool, UK
1 MAY 2020 – ALEXANDRA PALACE – London, UK
3 MAY 2020 – BARROWLAND – Glasgow, UK
4 MAY 2020 – VICAR STREET – Dublin, Ireland
7 MAY 2020 – AFAS LIVE – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
8 MAY 2020 – PALAIS 12 – Brussels, Belgium
9 MAY 2020 – OLYMPIA – Paris, France
12 MAY 2020 – PALLADIUM – Koln Germany
13 MAY 2020 – PIER 2 – Bremen, Germany

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