FAT FREDDY’S DROP ‘Trickle Down’

Written by on July 16, 2018

Getting high on hope, Fat Freddy’s Drop are releasing a brand new single ‘Trickle Down’ on July 20. Freddy’s annual summer roady around New Zealand in January 2019 gets a super-charged tune up 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, Troy Kingi and Bailey Wiley with more to be announced. With fresh tour destinations added to the menu, Freddys are are about to serve up one massive summer tour.

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 propels us forward as a sign of promise.

Recorded at the band’s BAYS studio in their Wellington hometown, the track arose from a series of jams and is a slice 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.

Trickle Down will be released digitally on July 20 with a 12” release to follow later.
Purchase / listen from 20th July here: https://ffd.lnk.to/trickledown

Freddy’s NZ summer roady through January 2019 will be an ideal opportunity to witness Trickle Down live. Newcomers to the Freddy’s tour bus include dirt-blues extraordinaire Troy Kingi, Aotearoa’s own roots and reggae queen Silva MC, reggae-soul funksters, The Black Seeds, and “for the love of it” icons, Salmonella Dub featuring Tiki Taane with more to be announced! Freddy’s summer tour frequent flyers returning for 2019 include the incredible Norman Jay MBE, NZ’s hip-hop and soul queen Ladi6 and Logg Cabin.

The eight stop party time shows are dropping in fresh locations in Whangarei, Tauranga, Thames, Auckland and Wellington as well as making a return to familiar spots in Nelson, Christchurch and Queenstown.

Fat Freddy’s Drop Trickle Down NZ Summer Tour 2019 dates:

Thursday 3 Jan : Toll Stadium, Whangarei
Special Guests The Black Seeds, Norman Jay MBE, Troy Kingi

Saturday 5 Jan : Wharepai Domain, Tauranga
By Special Arrangement: Salmonella Dub feat. Tiki Taane, Norman Jay MBE, and Troy Kingi

Monday 7 Jan : Thames Racecourse, Thames – Coromandel
Special Guests The Black Seeds, Norman Jay MBE

Wednesday 9 Jan : Neudorf Vineyard, Upper Moutere, Nelson
Special Guest Norman Jay MBE Legendary 3 hour DJ set

Saturday 12 Jan : Hagley Park, Christchurch
Special Guests The Black Seeds, Norman Jay MBE, Ladi6
More to be announced

Monday 14 Jan : John Davies Oval, Queenstown
Special Guest Norman Jay MBE
More to be announced

Saturday 19 Jan : Western Springs Park, Auckland
Special Guests Norman Jay MBE, Ladi6, Troy Kingi, Silva MC, Logg Cabin
More to be announced.

Monday 21 Jan : Williams Park, Days Bay, Wellington
Special Guest Norman Jay MBE – Legendary 3 hour DJ set

Ticketmaster Pre-Sale: Thursday 19 July 2018
Dash Tickets Pre-Sale: Thursday 19 July 2018 (Christchurch Only)
Eventfinda Pre-Sale: Thursday 19 July 2018 (Queenstown Only)

All Shows General On Sale : Monday 23 July 2018

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