Experimental Music Love

November 1, 2008

Fat Freddys Drop – Pull the Catch

Filed under: Single Reviews — by Free Edinburgh Podcast @ 5:33 pm
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Fat Freddys DropPull the Catch

New Zealand may be more famous for Hobbits, Russell Crowe and folk comedy duos than beat-heavy, jazz tinged reggae that drips in hip-hop influence, but Fat Freddys Drop (that missing apostrophe is their fault, not mine) offer up a single to intrigue those with such preconceptions.

Conceived on a fishing trip in the idyllic South Island of their home country, ‘Pull the Catch’ bobs back and forth naturally, with a relaxed tone and lazy brass to match the sun-washed setting. There’s a monotony to this though, and it’s hard to see where the hook is for the listener to be caught when the pace rarely picks up, and the vocals are all too easy to lose interest in.

Its self-indulgence may appeal to fishermen on lazy days in New Zealand, but few other settings would care.


Release Date: 17 Nov


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