Dropping in on Europe

Wellington’s Fat Freddy’s Drop will tour Europe in November on the back of their latest release, the mammoth nine-minute track ‘The Camel’, which readers are offered free to download at the Times Online site. “If ever there was an ambitious single, ‘The Camel’ is it,” writes the Times. The seven-piece band, who offer a smooth blend of soul, dub and reggae, are expected to catch the wave of New Zealand musical success currently being surfed by Ladyhawke, Liam Finn and Ruby Suns. FFD’s first studio album, ‘Based on a True Story’, went platinum eight times in sales in New Zealand.


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Hairy Maclary a New Zealander with Scottish Roots

Hairy Maclary a New Zealander with Scottish Roots

Despite being one of Scotland’s most iconic children’s books, it has been revealed to the Scots that Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy is actually from New Zealand, Lisa Hodge reports for…