Sunday, 8 April 2012
The ever-reliable Occultation Recordings (home to ex-Factory band The Distractions, ex-Fall Martin Bramah's Factory Star and The Wild Swans) sent this to me a week ago- the debut album from New Zealand band Opposite Sex. This song should be enough to get you hooked, but the whole album's well worth a punt. Sea Shanty is a sing-song but off-beat tune with some chiming guitar and woozy brass that does the ear worm trick easily. There's some post-punk here (Raincoats, Mekons) and some lo-fi and some strange and off-kilter pop. Marc Riley likes it and so do I. And so will you.