CMU Approved

Approved: Opossom

By | Published on Tuesday 15 May 2012


Many of us Brits will have just narrowly missed a live visitation from New Zealand trio Opossom, who played a couple of dates in London towards the tail end of last month. The odd-pop brainchild of Kody Nielsen, whose brother Ruben fronts the unquantifiably great Unknown Mortal Orchestra, the band’s first album ‘Electric Hawaii’ is out now in all good Antipodean record stores.

Representing the LP first and foremost is ‘Blue Meanies’ (free to download here), a lithe, bass-reliant psych jaunt that mines a treasury of synths from its base three-chord sequence. It also has a fantastical semi-animated video featuring intrepid blondes, golden Buddhas and book-burning laser beams that you can view alongside a play of alternative ‘Electric Hawaii’ aspect, ‘Getaway Tonight’.

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