Opposite Sex

January 2, 2012

New Zealand trio (and sometimes just duo) The Opposite Sex offers up a real odd sort of dadaist pop with a hint of darkness to it on their self-titled debut album. With a sound that can only be the result of isolation, the band was formed when female bassplayer Lucy Hunter met future drummer/used bookstore owner Tim Player, with guitarist Fergus Taylor occasionally filling out the line-up. Impossible to describe I’d say it’s minimalist pop music with tons of waltz thrown in, some early art-punk and a slight French ye-ye influence.

Truly a unique, alternative pop band with a sound of their own, their debut is an oddity but charming as hell and really grows on you the more you listen to it. To top it off, Lucy’s sugary, “cutesy” vocal gives it a sort of demented quality that I really fell for. Is “insanely cute” a good description? Anyway, some free downloads and it’s available on CD and vinyl as well!

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Bandcamp: http://oppositesex.bandcamp.com/
Website: http://fishriderrecords.wordpress.com/opposite_sex/