Fat Freddy’s Drop ‘Raleigh Twenty’
This week’s Local Eyes is the latest from Fat Freddy’s Drop. Raleigh Twenty is inspired by the classic bike of the same name, popular in New Zealand in the 70’s & early 80’s. The music video idea came about over a breakfast of muesli, orange juice and a stack of pancakes between Freddy’s vocalist Dallas Tamaira aka Joe Dukie and video director Mark Williams.
Peter Gallagher, the bike mechanic in the video, is a genuine veteran of the NZ BMX scene who runs Rad garage in Auckland. The lead biker is Tumohio Newman who discovers the Raleigh 20 and takes it to Pete to rebuild the classic bike and make it roadworthy again. The ride transports us to NYC and the awesome 537 Ryderz from the Lower Eastside of Manhattan.
Currently in the midst of their 10 date NZ Summer Record Tour. Fat Freddy’s Drop are returning to Western Springs Outer Field THIS Saturday, January 18 with Special Guests DJ DAVID RODIGAN, L.A.B., AVANTDALE BOWLING CLUB, JESSB, CHAII, BAILEY WILEY & THE LOGG CABIN & PRINTOR.
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