The subversive pop of Opposite Sex will warm the heart of anyone who viewed 1978-1984 as a watershed period in alternative music (Rough Trade Records, post-punk, NME's C81 Cassette and the start of Flying Nun Records in New Zealand)- a time when there were no rules and anything seemed possible.
The sound of the NZ 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 through to manic and melodic post-punk and no wave, this is no retro exercise. The album is their own unique genre-defying trip through the experimental pop underground of their imaginations.
"The new wave of New Zealand pop begins here...For a debut, it's remarkable, leaping from sea-sick waltzes and crunchy post-punk to ADD-pop." 4/5 Uncut (UK)
“The kind of half-melted, buckled pop that suggests they’ve just re-entered earth’s atmosphere after a long strange trip away... Opposite Sex attract rather than repel.” Q Magazine (UK)
"It's absolutely brilliant... I absolutely adore it. It's going to be in my top five albums of the year definitely." Marc Riley, BBC 6Music (UK)
“...one of those amazing pieces of ragged art that must simply be heard to be believed...Get it.” 9/10 Popmatters.com (USA)
“Exciting and fresh and adventurous and youthful and eager and multi-faceted and very dazzlingly good indeed...one beautiful little miracle of a record. Be excited, be very excited, this one's worth it.” Caught in the Carousel (USA)