Artist Voice presents
8:00pm, Wed 16th May, 2012
Goodgod Small Club, NSW
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New Zealand trio OPOSSOM arrive in Australia for their first shows across the Tasman in May.
From simple beginnings in late 2011 on a bandcamp page, OPOSSOM recently featured on Pitchfork as pysch-pop noisemakers whose playful, tunnel-vision guitars should remind you of Tame Impala. Songwriter and producer behind the band is Kody Nielson. Vocalist for the Mint Chicks, contemporary flag-bearers for the legendary kiwi indie Flying Nun, he began recording these tracks after his brother Ruban left town to start Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Kody brings OPOSSOM out into the world having just completed a few months moonlighting on drums in UMO, playing the Falls and Southbound Festivals in Australia and touring the US alongside Girls. Three scuzz pop tunes now sit enticingly on bandcamp with the promise soon of an album entitled Electric Hawaii. Joined in OPOSSOM by chanteuse turned multi-instrumentalist Bic Runga and Mint Chicks bassist Michael Logie, Kody played Aucklands leg of the St Jeromes Laneway festival in January to great reviews and the band will make their UK debut live just ahead of their Australian dates.