On the Floor: Homegrown is the way it should be

Freddy Fudd Pucker.
Freddy Fudd Pucker.
Dunedin singer songwriter Hana Fahy has been playing around Dunedin for a good few years now, and is playing at Chicks tonight to celebrate the release of her new EP.

Tonight's gig will be the official release of World Still Turns.

Fahy feels her debut EP has been in the pipeline for a while.

"World Still Turns is pretty much a debut release for my own music - I've done a little bit of recording previously, but this is the first time I've really put something together and released it; about time, really."

Anders Jensen (from King Leo and the Growling Dogs) is on guitar, his brother Mats Jensen on drums, percussion and glockenspiel, Paul Southworth (also Growling Dogs) on double bass and Geva Downey (Haunted Love) on backing vocals.

Rob Falconer (Growling Dogs, Operation Rolling Thunder et al) engineered the release and will be playing drums at the Chicks gig. Otherwise, the live line-up is the same as the recording.

Tonight's gig could be the last chance to see Fahy for a while as she has a ticket to fly.

"I'm actually heading overseas in just over two weeks, I'll be away in Europe for about seven months, mostly just having a look around, but definitely planning to play some gigs . . ."

Also on the release trail is former Dunedin musician (now based in Melbourne) Freddy Fudd Pucker, who is playing tonight on a whistle-stop tour on New Zealand to promote his brand new CD, Filth Standing On A Soap Box.

Freddy Fudd Pucker (Tom Young) is a white male with a guitar, and according to his press, he thinks 'that sounds pretty boring'.

He grew up in north Dunedin but has in recent years become somewhat of a rambling boy; often found dwelling somewhere in that southern triangle of Dunedin, Wellington and Melbourne, if not touring anywhere else.

He says the songs on the album range from really new to comparatively old.

Fudd Pucker says the album is different from his first one, and he hopes it will be more entertaining.

"It's pretty scathing of the things I don't like in people, and maybe more embracing of the things I love about people.

"I take myself less seriously now, and as a result I think I enjoy music even more."

See them:

• Hana Fahy plays at Chicks Hotel, Port Chalmers tonight.

• Freddy Fudd Pucker plays tonight at Refuel with Bad Sav and OPC, then on Tuesday at the Inch Bar


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