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Fat freedy's drop is one of the leading bands in New Zealand, this album has already released here and is a tight, well formed album for a awesome summers day. Perfect for the lovers of chilling out with a sweet groove! If you ever get to see them live, its unmissable.

Every single track

…grooves. All of them.

Favorites: Blackbird, Bones, Cleaning the House.

July 9th cannot come soon enough!

A mature followup that's so good

Fat Freddy's Drop has handed in their thickest slab of grooves to date, but there's a twist: the songwriting has caught up. Blackbird is the band's most connected, best structured release yet.

If you're a fan of their tight musicianship, innovative production and solid dub-inspired jams, you'll love this. It's better than I expected.


Formed: 2001 in Wellington, New Zealand

Genre: Reggae

Years Active: '00s, '10s

They've dubbed themselves "hi-tek soul," but Fat Freddy's Drop -- featuring producer and leader Fitchie, vocalist Joe Dukie, saxophonist Warren Maxwell, trumpeter Toby Laing, trombonist Joe Lindsay, guitarist Tehimana Kerr, and keyboardist Iain Gordon -- could just as easily be considered a modern reggae band that incorporates soul and dub. Prior to releasing their first album, 2005's Based on a True Story, they were already well-known in their native New Zealand; the album shipped gold and became...
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