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

Written by Tom Williams on September 22, 2015

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
Tickets:Oztix

Sunday, 14th February
Clancy’s Fish Pub, Dunsborough WA
Tickets:Oztix

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
Tickets:Oztix

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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