Getting high on hope, Fat Freddy’s Drop are releasing a fresh new single 'Trickle Down' on July 20.
Freddy’s yearly summer trip around Aotearoa in January gets super-charged this year 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 and Troy Kingi with more to be announced. With bonus tour destinations added to the menu, Freddys are are about to serve up one massive summer tour.
The 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 1% to the 99%. As they sing of running out of patience while waiting for the rain to fall, a confident, steady beat helps us forward as a sign of promise.
Going back to their roots and recording at the Bays studio in their hometown of Wellington, the track arose from a series of jams and is a taste 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.
This will be an ideal opportunity to witness Trickle Down live. There are some fresh additions to the Freddy's tour bus include up and coming R&B star Bailey Wiley, dirt-blues extraordinaire Troy Kingi, reggae-soul funksters The Black Seeds, and 'for the love of it' icons, Salmonella Dub featuring Tiki Taane with still more to come.
Freddy's summer tour regulars also return for 2019 including the incredible Norman Jay MBE, NZ's hip-hop and soul queen Ladi6 and Logg Cabin for this amazing show on the Outer Fields of Western Springs Stadium.
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