Opposite Sex

Opposite Sex

About Opposite Sex from Dunedin






OPPOSITE
SEX came together by chance in the isolated North Island town of Gisborne in
2010. After a trip to Europe Lucy returned to Gisborne with a bass guitar and
nothing to do, so she invented her own percussive style of playing and wrote
strange and disturbing songs. She met 2nd hand bookshop owner Tim, who had
found a drum-kit on a front lawn in a garage sale, and taught him how to play
drums. Fergus, self-taught from listening to Guitar Player magazine CDs in his
bedroom, completed the trio.




 




The
sound they developed in splendid isolation is, they say, some kind of
absurdist-logico mix of Euro pop, Beat poetry, and subterranean lo-fi
adventuring.
The
subversive pop of Opposite Sex will warm the heart of anyone who viewed the
heady years of 1978-1982 (Rough Trade Records, No Wave, NME's C81 Cassette and
the start of Flying Nun Records in NZ) as a watershed period in alternative
music - a time when there were no rules and anything seemed possible.


 

In the
summer of 2011 Tim & Lucy relocated to Dunedin. Along with Fergus they
recorded the album at Fishrider Studio in Dunedin over one weekend with The
Puddle's Ian Henderson producing. The album retains the simplicity and space of
their stripped down live sound, but in the studio they have found even more of
the dark magic inhabiting their songs. The album was  released by Dunedin underground psych-pop
label Fishrider Records on CD and LP in November 2011. On 23 April 2012 it is released in the UK on Fishrider Records in association with Occultation Recordings and distributed by Proper.




What
others have said about the album:




“The
new wave of New Zealand pop begins here....it’s remarkable, leaping from
sea-sick waltzes and crunchy post-punk to ADD-pop (see the hyper opener “La
Rat”) **** (4/5) Uncut (UK)


“...one of those amazing pieces of ragged art that must simply be heard to be believed...Get it.” 9/10 Popmatters.com




"It's absolutely brilliant...it does put me in mind of maybe The
Mekons and the Raincoats and...the best pop band you've ever heard in your
life. I absolutely adore it. It's going to be in my top five albums of the year
definitely." Marc Riley, BBC Radio 6




“a
wonderfully spontaneous album that boasts a scuzzy ramshackle charm and oozes a
woozy youthfulness... Sitting somewhere between oddball pop and disjointed
1970s No Wave. ..It’s a debut album that contains all the elements you
desire...”  8/10 Kicking Against the
Pricks




“Where
pop and anti-pop collide... Opposite Sex’s debut album is wonderfully curious
and weird.” Cheese on Toast




“The
next wave of swoony Dunedin New Zealand pop.” WFMU Radio, New Jersey, new
release of the day




 




Lucy
Hunter - Vocals, bass, piano, keyboards




Fergus
Taylor - Guitar




Tim
Player - Drums, vocals, keyboards









Associated Labels
Fishrider Records

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The Shifting Sands, Opposite Sex, The Prophet Hens, Iron Mammoth
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