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Fat Freddy’s Drop are not the type of band easily distracted from the magic of the recording studio; you can tell it by the infrequency of their record releases and the very special live performances they do make, like touring Australia with Erykah Badu earlier in 2012. The band will make one last trip across the Tasman before Fat Freddy’s Drop finish their next LP and there are some very special appearances on this run to mark their return, as well as a brand new single…

Kicking off at one of the world’s most renowned live-music venues, Fat Freddy’s Drop will present two live performances, for the very first time incorporating their trademark visuals. Blackbird: An Animated & Illustrated Album Preview commands the kind of awed hush that you just don’t get with a standard listening party. The Drop present the worldwide premiere of their fourth album Blackbird – exclusively animated, illustrated and performed live at Sydney Opera House’s Graphic Festival. A specially commissioned collaboration with celebrated NZ street artist Otis Frizzell, Fat Freddy’s DNA is ingrained into the Graphic Festival spirit – from the group’s name play on Gilbert Sheldon’s cult comic character ‘Fat Freddy’ to the cartoon band members rendered on each album, this back-to-back show will be the only opportunity to preview their ‘big-beat heavy-jammin’ party’ before Blackbird’s release next year.

See Freddy at the Coolangatta Hotel, Thursday.

 

 


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