fat freddy's drop Big ups to Wellington band Fat Freddy’s Drop, who cleaned up at last night’s NZ Music Awards. The Lyall Bay-based band picked up Album of the Year (‘Based on a True Story’), Best Group, Best Roots Album, and the People’s Choice Award.

Fellow Wellingtonians Shihad also got the nod for best Rock album, leaving a bunch of mostly Aucklanders to fight it out for the various hip-hop, electronic, solo artist and singles awards.

Chur, as they say…

UPDATE: Reports on the evening from Hard News, Cracker, Smacked Face, Shadow Footprints & Dub Dot Dash.