After eight years fronting New Zealand's acclaimed "trouble gum art punks" The Mint Chicks, Kody Nielson unveils a new project Opossom with the captivating album 'Electric Hawaii'. Following a June release in Australia and New Zealand on Create/Control, the album was released in the rest of the world via Fire Records back in August.
The Mint Chicks chapter in Kody's career closed with the band splitting time between their American base in Portland OR and hometown Auckland. Brother Ruban formed a new band, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and Kody began producing diverse projects including Bic Runga's recent album and Auckland punk up-and-comers, The DHDFD's.
And why end up Opossom? The mental escape from daily life during the creation of 'Electric Hawaii' produced Kody's nocturnal instinctive animal... feisty, vicious and enigmatically cute.