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futboldecabj
11-01-2012, 10:12 AM
Not sure if many of you know of this group. They are New Zealand based, and they are amazing live. look up live videos and dowload their songs. I wish we can get these guys out here for 2013. Just spreading the music love.

GuyInTucson
11-01-2012, 11:03 AM
Weren't they supposed to play in 2011 but dropped off the lineup prior to the festival?

heart cooks brain
11-01-2012, 11:07 AM
i remember them being rumored or something. maybe with naked/famous?

GolfWang
11-01-2012, 12:04 PM
I don't think they will never play Coachella. They were on the initial lineup in 2011 but dropped off. They don't really like America. All they want to do is hang out in New Zealand with their families and play music. Can't say I really blame them.

bmack86
11-01-2012, 12:13 PM
As I recall their other issue was that it would cost them money to do a tour over here, which is why the do it so infrequently. Killer band though.

Bud Luster
11-01-2012, 01:23 PM
They dropped from the lineup in 2011 due to the earthquake in NZ.

thewoodenman
11-01-2012, 02:00 PM
Earthquake in New Zealand? I am pretty sure they cancelled because they could not afford to come out here to play.

http://musicfeeds.com.au/news/fat-freddys-drop-cancel-coachella/

GolfWang
11-01-2012, 04:16 PM
The money issue was just their excuse. They could have played if they'd wanted to. When it came down to it they just didn't want or care enough to come over and play.

ApacheRunner
11-01-2012, 05:40 PM
Doesn't Goldenvoice/AEG pay the artists to play the fest? How the fuck does being independent have anything to do with paying 60k to play a music festival?

I'm not familiar with their music but blaming not playing a show on not being able to afford it makes zero sense to me...

Phantasma Del Mar
11-01-2012, 09:40 PM
Most of the smaller bands get "paid" in weekend passes.

Drewski27
11-01-2012, 10:12 PM
I remember watching a youtube video or something and getting excited to check them out. I would be more than happy to see them play from what I remember.

StarsAreBurning
11-02-2012, 11:23 AM
they played Sierra Nevada World Music Fest in 2010, they were the headliners for Saturday night. Their set/energy was amazing.

mikey1313666
11-02-2012, 02:04 PM
I don't know if I had ever been so sad about an band canceling. Was really looking forward to their 2011 set

Bud Luster
11-03-2012, 09:00 AM
Earthquake in New Zealand? I am pretty sure they cancelled because they could not afford to come out here to play.

http://musicfeeds.com.au/news/fat-freddys-drop-cancel-coachella/

Yes, earthquake in NZ. There was a massive earthquake in NZ (Christchurch I believe) in February of that year. 180+ people dead. I remember remember someone citing it as one reason they didn't want to come over. All hearsay though...