Video for “La Rat” by Opposite Sex

We’ve assembled a video for La Rat which is technically the second ‘single’ from the debut album by Opposite Sex. The limited edition (only 150) LP is disappearing as fast as we can glue up the covers so if you want a slice of NZ pop/ anti-pop future history don’t delay too much.

New Jersey/ New York radio station WFMU called the album “the next wave of swoony Dunedin New Zealand pop” when they made it their album of the day last week. This song in particular does remind us in it’s own propulsive galloping way of The Clean’s “Tally Ho!” which originated from Dunedin many years ago and helped start a little label called Flying Nun Records.

The video stars Bruce the rat and most of the other footage used here is the band recording in their rehearsal space in Dunedin’s Victorian-era industrial underground in November 2011.

La Rat

Au Revoir, La Rat
I know that it’s hard to be on the outside
There are people who hate you wherever you are
I hope you know how to hide

They’ll scrape you off the ceiling
They’ll drop you to the floor
Spin you round in circles
They’ll throw you at the wall

So Au Revoir, La Rat
I know that it’s hard to be on the outside
There are people who hate you wherever you are
I hope you know how to hide

I’ll fly you up to a tower
With a room and a bed
Lock you up and keep you
Give you water and bread

So Au Revoir, La Rat

[Words (c) & (p) Lucy Hunter, music (c) & (p) Hunter/ Taylor/ Player]

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