Popstrangers

Popstrangers

About the Artist

Auckland trio Popstrangers burst onto the live circuit early in 2009, and with their truly unique celebration of grunge, punk, and noise music won punters over wherever they went.

Popstrangers are Joel Flyger, Adam Page and David Larson, three native New Zealanders who make "pop" music that's hard-driving, punk-influenced and sonically inimitable. After releasing several singles on fabled New Zealand label Flying Nun, the band arrives with their debut album Antipodes. Recorded in the basement of a 1930′s dancehall, Popstrangers' first full-length features dissonant, claustrophobic melodies, anchored by the languid affectations of Flyger's vocals, that bring a vintage feel to their decidedly contemporary garage rock. Channeling early Radiohead and kiwi indie bands of yore like the Gordons, 3Ds and the Chills, Antipodes further develops the band's nuanced, distorted "pop" created and cultivated from years spent honing their craft live.

 

 

 

 

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Antipodes

Antipodes begins with a wavering chord from a classic rock organ in "Jane," over which the band layers gently oscillating bass, a razor-sharp guitar riff and the faintest hint of ...