Fat Freddy’s Drop: Blackbird

Fat Freddy’s Drop started out as a curiosity, a New Zealand lounge reggae outfit.

Along the way, they have refined their strengths into something rather different: Blackbird pays as many respects to Afrobeat or Atlantic Soul as it does to Jamaica, and the lengthy songs settle into righteous extended grooves.

The closer, “Bohannon”, is a guttural chugging guitar juggernaut that could be Wall-era Pink Floyd.

Fat Freddy’s Drop


(The Drop)

Copyright The Financial Times Limited 2017. All rights reserved. You may share using our article tools. Please don't cut articles from FT.com and redistribute by email or post to the web.