10 Oct 2019

Fat Freddy’s Drop release new single, announce album

From RNZ Music, 8:00 am on 10 October 2019

Fat Freddy’s Drop release new single ‘Kamo Kamo’ and announce fifth studio album Special Edition Part 1, due out in in November.

Special Edition Part 1 will be the first part of a double album and will include six tracks: ‘Raleigh Twenty’, ‘Trickle Down’ and ‘Six-Eight Instrumental’, which they wronte in the studio; and ‘Special Edition’, ‘Kamo Kamo’, and ‘OneFourteen’, which have all evolved as part of the band’s live set.

The new album follows previous releases BAYS, Blackbird, Dr Boondigga & The Big BW and 2005 debut Based on a True Story.

Special Edition Part 1 will be released digitally on 15th November with Vinyl LP & CD Available Early December.

Fat Freddy’s Drop announce massive line up for 10-date summer tour

Internationally renowned Wellington group Fat Freddy’s Drop have announced ten shows across New Zealand this summer, with support from acts including L.A.B, Avantdale Bowling Club, JessB, Bailey Wiley, and Philadelphia-native DJ Jazzy Jeff.

Fat Freddy’s Drop live in Berlin, November 2018.

Fat Freddy’s Drop NZ Summer Record Tour 2020 kicks off on December 28th, and includes ten shows across New Zealand.

The show is hitting Thames, Kerikeri, Mangawhai, Tauranga, Auckland, Wellington, Havelock North, Christchurch and Queenstown.

It features neo-soul star Bailey Wiley, Taite Prize winner Tom Scott’s Avantdale Bowling Club, powerhouse L.A.B, hip hop phenom JessB, dub rockers Tunes of I, dancehall queen Silva MC, and bilingual Persian-Kiwi rapper Chaii.

Plus an impressive international line up of DJs Jazzy Jeff, David “Ram Jam” Rodigan & loop artist Dub FX.

Fat Freddy’s Drop Summer Record Tour 2020:


  • Saturday 28 Dec, Thames Racecourse, Thames
  • Special guests: DJ Jazzy Jeff, JessB, Tunes Of I


  • Monday 30 Dec, Kainui Road Vineyard
  • Special guests:  DJ Jazzy Jeff, Silva MC, Bailey Wiley, Tunes Of I


  • Tuesday 31 Dec, Northern Bass
  • New Years Eve Festival


  • Saturday 4 Jan, Wharepai Domain
  • Special guests: DJ Jazzy Jeff, L.A.B., Avantdale Bowling Club, JessB, Tunes Of I


  • Saturday 18 Jan, The Outer Fields at Western Springs
  • Special guests: DJ David Rodigan, L.A.B., Avantdale Bowling Club, Jessb, Chaii, Bailey Wiley


  • Monday 20 Jan, Williams Park, Days Bay, Lower Hutt
  • Special Guests: DJ David Rodigan, Silva MC, Tunes Of I

Havelock North

  • Friday 31 Jan + Saturday 1 Feb, Black Barn Vineyards
  • Special Guests; Bailey Wiley, Silva MC


  • Thursday 6 Feb, The Horncastle Hoon, Horncastle Arena
  • Special Guests: Dub FX, L.A.B., Avantdale Bowling Club, JessB, Chaii, Bailey Wiley


  • Saturday 8 Feb, John Davies Oval
  • Special Guests: Dub FX, L.A.B., Avantdale Bowling Club, Bailey Wiley