Brits Back Fat Freddy

Incessant European touring appear to have paid off for Wellington band Fat Freddy’s Drop. The dub/reggae/roots collective won worldwide album of the year at the annual BBC Radio 1 Gilles Peterson Worldwide Music Awards for their 2005 release Based on a True Story (which also swept October’s 2005 NZ Music Awards). After attending the Hammersmith Palais show, Guardian music critic Robin Denselow likens Dallas Tamaira’s “easy-going soulful vocals” to Bill Withers and praises the band’s “intriguing and unlikely” Pacific update on the Jamaican sound.


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Cheil CCO Martyn Poynton Takes Two Minutes

Cheil CCO Martyn Poynton Takes Two Minutes

New Zealander Malcolm Poynton joined ad agency Cheil Worldwide at the beginning of 2015 as the network’s first global chief creative officer, following celebrated stints at SapientNitro, Ogilvy and Saatchi &…