Fat Freddy’s Drop Unveil Angsty New Single ‘Razor’

New Zealand seven-piece Fat Freddy’s Drop have, uh, dropped yet another track from their upcoming fourth studio album Bays in the form of angsty new single Razor.

Speaking about the new track, Fat Freddy’s Drop beatmaster DJ Fitchie says the work of keyboardist Iain “Dobie Blaze” Gordon is Razor‘s spacey backbone.

“There’s no fucking around on this one. Blaze is on fire,” DJ Fitchie says. “He’s on a synthesiser treadmill, struggling to stay in control at times but in the end provides the perfect backdrop for [vocalist] Dallas ‘Joe Dukie’ Tamaira’s angst-ridden words.”

Catch Razor in full over on Spotify, Rdio, Google Play or iTunes.

Razor is one of nine tracks which will appear on Bays, the follow-up album to the 2013 Fat Freddy’s Drop release Blackbird. The nine-track record was recorded at the band’s BAYS Studio in Kilbirnie, Wellington on the site of a former HMV vinyl pressing plant.

Bays‘ mix of slow jams, reggae, jazz and techno rhythms came together largely in the studio. “It’s been a more creative process writing this album in the studio rather than recording songs which have been well road-tested”, says Dukie.

Bays is set for release in vinyl, CD and digital formats on Friday, 23rd October, before the band head out on their biggest Australian tour ever in February 2016. Catch upcoming Aussie tour dates for Fat Freddy’s Drop alongside fellow Bays track Slings & Arrows, below.

Watch: Fat Freddy’s Drop – Slings & Arrows Jam

Fat Freddy’s Drop Australian Tour 2016

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Saturday, 13th February

Red Hill Auditorium, Perth WA


Sunday, 14th February

Clancy’s Fish Pub, Dunsborough WA


Wednesday, 17th February

Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide SA

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Friday, 19th February

The Forum, Melbourne VIC

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Saturday, 20th February

The Forum, Melbourne VIC

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Wednesday, 24th February

Odeon Theatre, Hobart TAS


Friday, 26th February

Hordern Pavilion, Sydney NSW

Tickets: Ticketek

Saturday, 27th February

The Tivoli, Brisbane QLD

Tickets: Ticketek

Fat Freddy’s Drop – Bays Artwork

bays album

Bays CD / Vinyl Track Listing

01 / A1 Wairunga Blues

02 / A2 Slings & Arrows

03 / A3 10 Feet Tall

04 / B1 Wheels

05 / B2 Razor

06 / C1 Makkan

07 / C2 Fish In The Sea

08 / D1 Cortina Motors

09 / D2 Novak

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