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27 February, 2012

Opposite Sex

"New Zealand’s Fishrider Records and UK-based Occultation Recordings (Wild Swans, Distractions, June Brides, etc.), are pleased to announce a trans-global alliance for the UK release of the self-titled debut album by Opposite Sex, available on 180g vinyl and CD from and distributed in the UK and Europe by Proper from 23rd April 2012.

The subversive pop of Opposite Sex will warm the heart of anyone who viewed the heady years of 1978-1982 (Rough Trade Records including the NME's C81 Cassette, No Wave 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.

The sound of the trio is, they say, “an absurdist-logico mix of Euro pop, Beat poetry, and subterranean lo-fi adventuring." Although their music ranges from oddly poppy carnival waltzes to manic, melodic post-punk and no wave, this is no retro exercise: the album is their own unique genre-defying trip through the experimental subversive pop underground of their imaginations.

The album has already attracted heavy radio airplay from the likes of Marc Riley and Gideon Coe on BBC6Music, and is winning admirers wherever it goes. Now it is getting a full UK release bringing it to a whole new audience."

More details to follow shortly, video for "La Rat" below.