High Drama

Vinyl LP



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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.


  1. Shoots Me Like a Knife
  2. Breath in a Dish
  3. Combine Harvester
  4. Tumble Down/Mikhail
  5. Dick on a Throne
  6. Owls Do Cry
  7. Robotica
  8. Nico
  9. Dinosaur