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Fat Freddys drop their vinyl into city store

Sep 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Latest News

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VINYL DROP: Fat Freddy's Drop sign records at Cuba St - from left: Tehimana Kerr, Iain Gordon, Toby Laing and Dallas Tamaira.

FAT Freddy’s Drop band members worked their Vivids like instruments today as they signed their new release vinyl record at Slow Boat Records in Cuba St.

To celebrate the limited-edition vinyl release of Dr Boondigga and the Big BW on September 14, the band gathered for an hour at midday and signed records for about 50 fans.

The seven-piece band – a mixture of roots, dub, reggae, jazz and soul – released the album on CD in May and it has since sold platinum (15,000 units).

The band continues to be one of Wellington’s favourites, a rating confirmed in the Capital Times newspaper’s Best of Wellington competition this month. Voters rated the album number one.

The septet have also been nominated for Album of the Year, Best Group, Best Aotearoa Roots Album and the People’s Choice Award in the 2009 New Zealand Music Awards, which will be announced next month.

Anna Blinkhorne, one of the fans at today’s signing, said she was excited to meet them and to add Dr Boondigga and the Big BW to her record collection: “Fat Freddy’s is one of my favourite bands.

“Vinyl is a more authentic way of listening to music. If there is a vinyl version of an album I love, I always get that as opposed to the CD.”

The record was mastered by Berlin’s Bo Condrin and features Berlin vinyl pressing with US jacket production.

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