Hourglass Wine

by Freddy Fudd Pucker

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  • Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Features a pdf version of the 16 page fanzine hand-drawn by Freddy himself.

     €7 EUR  or more

     

  • Record/Vinyl

    The accompanying, 16 page booklet for Hourglass Wine is a collection of lyrics, rants and drawings telling a visual interpretation of the the 10 songs on the album. Throughout the booklet there is a constant stream of characters dressed (unconvincingly) as ghosts. Perhaps the se characters relate directly to the major themes in all of the songs involving confusion about what one’s role in modern, western civilisation is. The “ghosts’” lack of identity and obvious depression paints them as perplexed humans, playing their prescribed role as mere consumers of junk and oil, wasting their precious time on this earth.

    Each booklet is personally hand made, with love, by Freddy Fudd Pucker.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Hourglass Wine via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days
    edition of 500 

     €15 EUR or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD)

    16 page booklet as described above (vinyl release).

    Each booklet is personally hand made, with love, by Freddy Fudd Pucker and comes with a CD.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Hourglass Wine via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days
    edition of 150 

     €10 EUR or more

     

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about

Freddy Fudd Pucker (Tom Young) is originally from a small city at the edge of the earth called Dunedin, New Zealand. However, he has spent the last five years or so touring the world, playing hundreds of shows across Australasia, the USA and Europe. The last two years have seen him based in Berlin, Germany, focusing on a nearly constant European tour schedule. Freddy looks at touring as a way of cultivating not only a growing and loyal fanbase but the very experiences and characters that make up his songs.

A one-boy-band of sorts, his live show consists of a guitar, banjo, distorted loops and samples, a suitcase bass-drum on one foot, a tambourine on the other and the howl of someone that refuses to grow into what he considers an ugly, modern idea of adulthood.

With these tools he performs intensely lyrical songs wrapped in extremely fast rhythms and melodies. Chaos does not reign, but is kept on a very long leash. With ethos firmly rooted in DIY music culture, Freddy believes the audience to be as integral to the show as the performer. Shows on recent UK and European tours have been described as ‘communal exorcisms’. Things get sweaty, things get said, things get rowdy... As a result, no two shows are ever the same.

His growing reputation for being an extremely entertaining and unique performer has earned him support slots on recent European tours for legends such as CJ Ramone (USA), SNFU (Canada), La Vela Puerca (Uruguay) and Deer Tick (USA). In the past few years he has performed at festivals like FunFunFunFest (Austin, TX), Camp A Low Hum (NZ), and The Fest 2010 (Gainesville, FL) which he will be revisiting this year as part of an October US tour.

In 2014 Freddy self-released “It Gets Worse Still, A Cell” which came in the form of a CD accompanying a graphic booklet, also entirely self produced. It has proven to impress his growing European fanbase with Freddy selling out multiple editions.

“HOURGLASS WINE” -

Hourglass Wine is a 10 track offering of break-neck speed, emotive, folk songs. The bulk of the which revolve around the simultaneous, multi-instrumentation of one boy and his high-gain acoustic guitar, bass drum and voice.

Lyrically, the songs seem to be born out of a desire to restructure and rebuild dialogues often over-simplified in mass media. When listening to the album one picks up the fury and disillusion Freddy perhaps feels in this modern age of disinformation that shapes conversations around issues such as ecological catastrophe and the politics of international migration. Freddy pleads with the listener, and perhaps with himself, to search for a sense of self-worth beyond simply that of a consumer within an unmerciful, global economic system. The heavy lyrical content of Freddy’s songs proves he is not afraid to explore complex ideas within his high-energy, strangely fun, punkrock influenced, folk music.

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released September 18, 2016

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