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High Drama

by Opposite Sex

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mark Channeling everything from the B-52s to Royal Trux, this album drives with a noisy guitar, a really good drummer, hooky bass lines and an extremely charismatic singer delivering lyrics dripping with black humor. Favorite track: Shoots Me Like a Knife.
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Dee I'm obsessed. The lyrics are hilarious and that bass line is tops. Favorite track: Combine Harvester.
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moggydon Anarchy in Aotearoa!!! Favorite track: Owls Do Cry.
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EMD Quite an insane ride!!!

New Zealand is killing it!!!

Bluesy no wavers???????????????

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comeawaywithemd.com/very-good-haiku-a-2021-music-writing-experiment/ Favorite track: Dinosaur.
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Whyte Rushan so true, heard this on 95 BFM with Rachel on Tess's last day, and well it was pulled by a John Deere tractor, the harvester that is.... Favorite track: Combine Harvester.
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Limited pressing for AUS/NZ. US copies ship out from The Business in Anacortes, WA.

    Includes unlimited streaming of High Drama via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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      $29 NZD or more 

     

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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • Cassette tape
    Cassette + Digital Album

    Audio transferred to magnetic tape that can be easily reproduced with the help of your hi-fi cassette player, boombox, or walkman. A free human hand may or may not come with purchase. Courtesy of great Melbourne label Albert's Basement.

    Includes unlimited streaming of High Drama via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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Robotica 02:44
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Dinosaur 05:16

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"Delightfully mean-spirited post-punk from New Zealand . . . as weird as it is raw" -Bandcamp Daily

"When Opposite Sex eventually skid off the rails, it’s to everyone’s benefit." -Post-Trash

OPPOSITE SEX function like one of those giant overhead magnets at a scrapyard, prying out both the refuse and the treasure from the pile below. You'd think that would make for a confused assemblage; that is, if the scrap-pile in this case wasn't Dunedin, a cultural treasure-nest at the bottom of the world with temperatures that prompt the shivering fuzz you hear throughout HIGH DRAMA.

If bigshot thumbs-ups matter to you, you could recall that Opposite Sex have been repped by Stephen McRobbie from THE PASTELS and Marc Riley from THE FALL; A. Savage from PARQUET COURTS even put them out on his label. Opposite Sex always stuck out from the rest, even when in the US they were billed alongside weirdos like BILL CALLAHAN and PISSED JEANS. You can never beat a country like New Zealand for weirdos, but with HIGH DRAMA, this band can finally be judged on their own idiosyncratic merits. That's because, well, it's their best album so far.

LP available through Spik & Span
Cassette available through Albert's Basement

credits

released March 1, 2021

Lucy Hunter - Bass and Vocals
Tim Player - Drums and Vocals
Reg Norris - Guitar and Vocals

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Bell @ Port Chalmers Recording service.

Photography by Phoebe Lysbeth Kay

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